African American History Collection

Image of the artist Augusta Savage with her sculpture, photo is part of the African American History 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 History 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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