African American Biographical Database
The African American Biographical Database (AABD) brings together in one resource the biographies of thousands of African Americans. These biographical sketches have been assembled from biographical dictionaries and other sources. AABD draws its initial content from Chadwyck-Healey’s acclaimed Black Biographical Dictionaries 1790-1950. Biographical portraits from newly uncovered dictionaries as well as from other published reference sources, obituary files, slave narrative collections, internet sites, etc. have been added as the database expands. Use the Profile Search to locate individuals by name, place of birth, date of birth, date of death, occupation, religion, gender, or source of information.
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