Arizona African Americans

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The following resources would be helpful in African American research.


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Introduction

A Research Strategy

Archives and Libraries

Pioneer Museum (Flagstaff)

2340 N. Fort Valley Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: 928-774-6272
Email: AHSFlagstaff@azhs.gov
Website

Hours: Mon. – Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: Closed except during special events.

The Pioneer Museum has a few collections documenting African American pioneers. See Black Genesisfor reference to Beppie Culin Papers (1850-1900) on page 64which contain 324 bills of sale for slaves.

Vital Records

Birth Records

Marriage Records

Death Records

Biography

Census

Churches

Phoenix

Tanner Chapel AME Church, 1887- History

Tucson

Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 1900- History

African Americans are represented mainly in five categories: Baptist, Methodist, Church of God in Christ, Church of Christ, and Apostolic.

Funeral Homes

Genealogy

History

The bibliography,Trailtones: The African-American Heritage of Arizona,compiled by Gloria L. Smith contains materials that highlight African-American heritage in Arizona.

Probably the first person of African heritage who came to this area was a member of a Spanish expedition.Esteban was originally from Morocco, and was a slave to a Spaniard. He first arrived in the New World in 1528. See Esteban, a 16th Century Explorer.

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Newspapers

Military

Probate Records

School Records

Societies and Organizations

Voting Registers

Other Sources

Websites

References