From Digital Maryland comes this excellent collection of historical photographs documenting the lives of African Americans from the 1890s to the 1970s. Digital Maryland notes that "as early as the first settlers who arrived in the state, African American life has been an integral part of Maryland's history." Visitors to this digital collection will find well over two hundred photos, most of which are black and white. They depict Black Marylanders "at work, [their] school life, recreation, communities, public spaces, and individuals," as well as showing scenes from the city of Baltimore and various other locations around the state. When viewing individual photographs, visitors can zoom in to examine them in greater detail, and each photo includes a short description, its date, and other metadata. These photos offer valuable primary sources for historians, scholars, and anyone interested in learning about everyday life for Black Americans in the greater Baltimore region. This digital collection represents a small portion of the larger collection held by the Maryland Department at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore.
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