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African American Biographical Database

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  • Coverage Dates: 1790 - 1950
  • Update Frequency: Bimonthly

African American Biographical Database (AABD) brings together the biographies of thousands of African Americans, many not to be found in any other reference source. These biographical sketches (including photographs and illustrations) have been assembled from biographical dictionaries and other sources. AABD draws its initial content from Chadwyck-Healey's Black Biographical Dictionaries 1790-1950.

The collection contains extended narratives of African American activists, business people, former slaves, performing artists, educators, lawyers, physicians, writers, church leaders, homemakers, religious workers, government workers, athletes, farmers, scientists, factory workers, and more--both the famous and the everyday person.

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