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African Americans

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

African American Documents 18th – 19th Century

 Collection
Identifier: MS101
Abstract The McCormick Library holds a small collection of documents and correspondence pertaining to Africans and their descendents in the Americas in the 18th and 19th centuries. Slavery materials from Rhode Island, Cape of Good Hope, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, the Carolinas, Tennessee, and Virginia include correspondence on the slave trade and slave cargos, assignments on chain gangs, bills of sale, manumission papers, and wills with bequests regarding slaves. Free African Americans in Maine,...

Leon Forrest (1937-1997) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 11/3/1/3
Abstract Leon Richard Forrest was born January 8, 1937 at Cook County Hospital in Chicago to Adelaide Green Forrest (1920-1964) and Leon Forrest, Sr. (1918-1971). Forrest served as chairman of the Northwestern African American Studies department from 1985 to 1994, and also held a professorship in the English department.The Leon Forrest Papers consist of 8 boxes spanning the years 1954 to 1998. The bulk of the papers consist of manuscripts and proofs of his first four novels.