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African American Resources in Microfilm at UVA Library
The American Missionary Association (AMA) was established in 1846 as an interdenominational missionary society devoted to abolitionist principles. The Association grew directly from the committee organized in 1839 to defend the Africans who had revolted and seized the schooner La Amistad. Micfilm 72
Click on title links below for VIRGO records containing location of microfilm, subject information and links to online guides, if available.
"The approximately 15,000 articles, documents, correspondence, proceedings, manuscripts, and literary works of almost 300 Black abolitionists show the full range of their activities in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, France and Germany." Micfilm 1714
"Written and edited in most cases by blacks, the works reproduced include biographical sketches of individuals from all walks of life - national activists, state and local figures, prominent women, lawyers, artists, musicians, church and missionary society leaders and many more".Micfich 2129
United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands. From the National Archives. For Arkansas, District of Columbia, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia.
Micfilm 145. Guide in Alderman Library , 3 Center. Microfilm reels in Ivy Annex. Call Number Micfilm 145. Guide in Alderman Library 3 Center. Microfilm reels in Ivy Annex. See also digitized version from Library of Congress..