The National Cyclopedia of The Colored Race” was published in 1919. The book highlighted and summarized the achievements of notable African Americans of that era.

We have published several excerpts on this website:

Historic Articles And Speeches

James Bradley’s account of his life was published in 1834 in the Oasis, an anti-slavery journal. We republish it here:

Charles Sumner was a white abolitionist and Massachusetts senator. He made a famous speech in the senate in 1865 denouncing slavery. He was badly beaten with a can in the senate chamber.