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UMN Libraries’ Umbra Search African American History makes Black history freely available online

The University of Minnesota Libraries, in partnership with the Penumbra Theatre Company, is launching Umbra Search African American History, a free and openly available online search tool that facilitates broad access to over 400,000 digitized archival materials documenting African American history from more than 1,000 libraries, archives, and cultural heritage institutions across the United States.

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Behind the Veil: Documenting African American Life in the Jim Crow South

Behind the Veil website

“A project by the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies that records and preserves the living memory of African American life during the age of legal segregation in the American South, from the 1890s to the 1950s. One hundred of the 1,000+ interviews have been digitized and made available on this site, with transcripts, totaling about 175 hours of recordings and 10,000 pages of text.”

(Duke University, Behind the Veil website)