Law Library Introduces Black Freedom Struggle Collection

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The Law Library, Davis Library and the Sonja Haynes Stone Center have just purchased rich digital collections of NAACP, federal government and other organization documents. The collections illuminate the African American struggle to attain equal rights after Reconstruction. Collections span the 1870s to the 1980s. The collections are:

  • Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Federal Government Records
  • Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Organizational Records and Personal Papers

They supplement current UNC collections of NAACP documents and complement another new collection documenting earlier struggles, Slavery & the Law, and the existing Southern Life and African American History, 1715-1915, Plantation Records. Slavery and the Law features petitions on race, slavery, and free blacks that were submitted to state legislatures and county courthouses between 1775 and 1867.

The collections are in ProQuest's History Vault Collection. For more information, contact a law librarian at 919-962-1194.

Posted by Donna L. Nixon on Fri. June 12, 2015 3:32 PM
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