African American

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Documents relating to the American Colonization Society, 1792-1964, an organization best known for its role in founding Liberia.
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NARA M1753. Court records pertaining to the claims of salvage for the Spanish schooner "Amistad," seized in 1839 by the US Navy.
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NARA M2012. This Supreme Court case deals with issues of salvage of the "Amistad," a ship carrying slaves seized by the US Navy in 1839.
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Letters and related documents from those involved in the anti-slavery movement in Massachusetts, dated approximately 1830-1870.
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NARA M520. Records of the Board of Commissioners for the Emancipation of Slaves in the District of Columbia, 1862-63.
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NARA M1659. These are records of one of the first black Union regiments formed in the Civil War.
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NARA M1822. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to the 14th through the 19th infantry units organized for service with the United States Colored Troops (USCT).
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NARA M1819. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to the 1st U.S. Colored Infantry, 1st South Carolina Volunteers (Colored), and Company A, 1st U.S. Colored Infantry (1 Year).
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NARA M1817. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers in the 1st through 6th U.S. Colored Cavalry and the 5th Massachusetts Cavalry (Colored).
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NARA M1823. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to the 20th through 25th infantry units organized for service with the United States Colored Troops (USCT).
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NARA M1824. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers in the 26th through 30th infantry units, and the 29th Connecticut Infantry (Colored).
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NARA M1820. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served with the United States Colored Troops, 2nd through 7th Colored Infantry, 1861-65.
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NARA M1992. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to the 31st through 35th infantry units, organized for service with the United States Colored Troops (USCT).
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NARA M1993. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to the 36th through 40th infantry units, organized for service with the United States Colored Troops (USCT).
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NARA M1994. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to the 41st through 46th infantry units organized for service with the United States Colored Troops (USCT).
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NARA M2000. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served with the U.S. Colored Troops (USCT): Infantry Organizations, 47th through 55th.
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Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to the 56th through 138th infantry units, United States Colored Troops (USCT), 1864-1866.
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NARA M1821. Compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served with the United States Colored Troops: Infantry Organizations, 8th through 13th, 1861-65.
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NARA M1818. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to the artillery units organized for service with the United States Colored Troops (USCT).
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NARA M433. Records of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Relating to Slaves, 1851-63, including emancipation and manumission papers.
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