Researching African American Women
Historically, the stories of African Americans have been suppressed and underrepresented in our history books. The voices of African American women are, at times, even more so hidden. This guide hightlights material from the early days of slavery to the present and how the African American woman's story can be found just underneath the surface.
Picture File, Rubenstein Library, Duke University
The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library has a wealth of materials relating to African American experiences in the American South and nationwide, more generally. This LibGuide seeks to introduce you to some of the manuscript materials held at the Rubenstein Library but this resource is not at all comprehensive. Please contact the staff of the Rubenstein Library if you have any questions about our material.
Quick Guides and Digitized Material
Elizabeth Johnson Harris memoir, ca. 1922
John Hope Franklin Research Center
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