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African Americans -- Portraits

View Resource National African American Photographic Archive

This glorious collection is a collaborative effort between the University Libraries, University of Memphis and Ampro Industries, Inc. of Memphis. The project's goal is "to collect, scan, and make available to the public photographs and informative metadata illustrating the daily and work lives and social activities of African Americans." Currently the project has over 450 items that are searchable...

View Resource Massachusetts Historical Society 54th Regiment

The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment was the first military unit consisting of black soldiers to be raised in the North during the Civil War. This remarkable digital collection from the Massachusetts Historical Society is meant to complement a fine in situ exhibit that was on display in 2014. On the site, visitors can peruse selected portraits of the soldiers who made up the unit,...