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Primary Sources for African American History: Home

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What is a Primary Source?

Primary sources provide first-hand testimony or direct evidence on a subject.  They are created by someone who experienced the period or event first hand.  Because they are eye-witness accounts, many primary sources are created at the time the event occurred, but recorded memories -- such as autobiographies, memories, and oral histories -- are also considered primary sources.

 

This LibGuide will focus on primary sources for African American history, identity, and culture. Special care has been taken to provide primary sources for the Underground Railroad.

 

For more examples see What are Primary Sources (Yale University).

Adjunct Faculty Librarian

Chris Burns
Contact:
Cañada College Library
4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Bldg. 9-310
650-306-3480