List #32 - African Americana

List #32 - African Americana

This list contains thirty items documenting the historical Black experience in America. Items range in date from the mid-18th through the mid-20th century, and include photographs, manuscript materials, ephemera, and printed works.  Highlights include a vernacular photo album recording rare images of workers in southeast Texas; a large broadside advertising an African American comedian touring in Australia; documents on slavery in Cuba; a rare 1890 directory from Baton Rouge noting "colored" citizens; a volume of tracts assembled and presented by abolitionist Anthony Benezet; and a handsome vernacular album of an Oakland family from the 1910s.  Enjoy!

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