African-American Collection

Image of the artist Augusta Savage with her sculpture, photo is part of the African-American collection at the Jacksonville Public Library

Discover the rich cultural influence of African Americans living in Northeast Florida.  Through books, pamphlets, photographs, newspapers, documents, microforms, and multimedia, the African-American Collection brings to life the historical, social, civic, religious, economic and cultural life of African-Americans.

Explore more than 1,000 subject and biography files with unique photographs, person papers and primary source materials during your visit.  Learn about African-American art, cooking, music and local landmarks.  Discover actual slave manifests from nearby ports and read local African-American newspapers.

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