Africans in America
PBS Africans in America
African Americans:  Many Rivers to Cross
African Burial Ground (Manhattan)
Slavery Petitions
Slave Narratives
Voices from Slavery: Audible Narratives
Amistad, Slave Ship
Underground Railroad
“Valley of the Shadow” Two Communities
Library of Congress, WPA Life Histories


North Carolina African American Links
Guide to African American Documentary Resources in NC;query=;brand=default
Slavery in North Carolina
1807, An Act Concerning Slaves and Free Persons of Color
1829, David Walker’s Appeal, Wilmington NC
This pamphlet, published by free colored David Walker, frightened White establishment all over the nation and resulted in a crackdown on slaves and free persons of color.
Harriet Jacobs was the author of ‘Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl’. Although her family lived in NC and became free persons of color, they lived in the Albemarle section, Chowan County, the town of Edenton. Her maternal grandmother and mother were descended from a White planter in South Carolina. Her father was named Daniel Jacobs or Elijah Jacobs. He was a slave nearby, and was probably the son of a local White farmer named Henry Jacobs. The story Harriet’s family – including abolitionist brother John S. Jacobs – is important to understanding NC, slavery, light-colored slaves, and free persons of color, but these Jacobs are not related to the PenderROCK Jacobs’.
PBS Harriet Brent Jacobs
Harriet Brent Jacobs
Harriet Brent Jacobs Summary
Harriet Brent Jacobs Chronology
John S. Jacobs, NC-born Abolitionist, Speech April 20, 1849
John S. Jacobs, 'A True Tale of Slavery'
Junkanoo: An African-based Festival celebrated in Caribbean and by North Carolina slaves


South Carolina African American Links
Slavery in SC


Virginia African American Links
Afro-American Resources in Virginia