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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[African-American_Resources_for_Illinois|African American Resources]]''<br>  
  
 
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==== Brief History  ====
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=== Brief History  ===
  
 
The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Migration_(African_American) Great Migration of African Americans] brought many from the rural South to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_African_Americans_in_Chicago Chicago]. Most came from Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas.&nbsp; By 2008, 15.0% of the population in Illinois was African American, with the majority living within the city of Chicago and the surrounding areas.  
 
The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Migration_(African_American) Great Migration of African Americans] brought many from the rural South to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_African_Americans_in_Chicago Chicago]. Most came from Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas.&nbsp; By 2008, 15.0% of the population in Illinois was African American, with the majority living within the city of Chicago and the surrounding areas.  
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In October 1871, the [http://encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/1740.html Great Chicago Fire] destroyed many&nbsp;buildings and [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Cook_County,_Illinois#Record_Loss records].  
 
In October 1871, the [http://encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/1740.html Great Chicago Fire] destroyed many&nbsp;buildings and [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Cook_County,_Illinois#Record_Loss records].  
  
==== Web Sites  ====
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=== Illinois Museums with African American Collections  ===
 
 
*[[African American Research]] has more information about researching African Americans<br>
 
*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/research_series/rseries6.html Illinois State Archives pamphlet on African American Research] describes what records are at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records.
 
*The Newberry Library, [http://www.newberry.org/genealogy/afamer.html African American Genealogy],lists sources and helps for African American research.
 
*The [http://www.thehistorymakers.com/ History Makers], based in Chicago,&nbsp;is dedicted to preserving African American history.
 
*[http://www.aphiliprandolphmuseum.com/registry_home.html Pullman Porter National Historic Registry of the African-American Railroad Employees]<br>
 
 
 
==== Illinois Museums with African American Collections  ====
 
  
 
:[http://www.dusablemuseum.org/ DuSable Museum of African American History]<br>740 East 56th Place<br>Chicago, IL 60637-1495<br>773-947-0600
 
:[http://www.dusablemuseum.org/ DuSable Museum of African American History]<br>740 East 56th Place<br>Chicago, IL 60637-1495<br>773-947-0600
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[http://www.library.illinois.edu/afx/aaillini.htm African Americans in Illinois Places Other Than Chicago] has links to [http://www.library.illinois.edu/afx/catalogs.htm library catalogs ]with African American collections.  
 
[http://www.library.illinois.edu/afx/aaillini.htm African Americans in Illinois Places Other Than Chicago] has links to [http://www.library.illinois.edu/afx/catalogs.htm library catalogs ]with African American collections.  
  
==== Books about African American Research ====
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=== Published Sources  ===
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'''Books about African American Research '''
  
 
*''African American Genealogy: a Bibliography and Guide to Sources'', by Curt Bryan Witcher is at [http://www.worldcat.org/title/african-american-genealogy-a-bibliography-and-guide-to-sources/oclc/44635792&referer=brief_results many libraries].  
 
*''African American Genealogy: a Bibliography and Guide to Sources'', by Curt Bryan Witcher is at [http://www.worldcat.org/title/african-american-genealogy-a-bibliography-and-guide-to-sources/oclc/44635792&referer=brief_results many libraries].  
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*''Family Pride: the Complete Guide to Tracing African-American Genealogy'', by Donna Beasley is at [http://www.worldcat.org/title/family-pride-the-complete-guide-to-tracing-african-american-genealogy/oclc/35280690&referer=brief_results many libraries].
 
*''Family Pride: the Complete Guide to Tracing African-American Genealogy'', by Donna Beasley is at [http://www.worldcat.org/title/family-pride-the-complete-guide-to-tracing-african-american-genealogy/oclc/35280690&referer=brief_results many libraries].
  
==== Books about African Americans ====
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'''Books about African Americans'''
  
 
*''The Black Women in the Middle West Project: a Comprehensive Resource Guide, Illinois and Indiana; Historical Essays, Oral Histories, Biographical Profiles, and Document Collections'', by Darlene Clark HIne.&nbsp; It can be read&nbsp;at the {{FHL|538977|title-id|disp=Family History Library}} and [http://www.worldcat.org/title/black-women-in-the-middle-west-project-a-comprehensive-resource-guide-illinois-and-indiana-historical-essays-oral-histories-biographical-profiles-and-document-collections/oclc/15109175&referer=brief_results many libraries].  
 
*''The Black Women in the Middle West Project: a Comprehensive Resource Guide, Illinois and Indiana; Historical Essays, Oral Histories, Biographical Profiles, and Document Collections'', by Darlene Clark HIne.&nbsp; It can be read&nbsp;at the {{FHL|538977|title-id|disp=Family History Library}} and [http://www.worldcat.org/title/black-women-in-the-middle-west-project-a-comprehensive-resource-guide-illinois-and-indiana-historical-essays-oral-histories-biographical-profiles-and-document-collections/oclc/15109175&referer=brief_results many libraries].  
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*''Black Soldiers in Blue: African American Troops in the Civil War Era'', by John David Smith is at [http://www.worldcat.org/title/black-soldiers-in-blue-african-american-troops-in-the-civil-war-era/oclc/49529915&referer=brief_results many libraries].
 
*''Black Soldiers in Blue: African American Troops in the Civil War Era'', by John David Smith is at [http://www.worldcat.org/title/black-soldiers-in-blue-african-american-troops-in-the-civil-war-era/oclc/49529915&referer=brief_results many libraries].
  
==== Additional Published Sources ====
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'''Additional Published Sources'''
  
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*[[African American Research]] has more information about researching African Americans
 
*"The Battle Against Slavery," in ''Historic Illinois: The Romance of the Earlier Days'', by Randall Parrish (Chicago: A.C. McClurg and Co., 1905), pages 318-332. Free online at [http://books.google.com/books?id=0P40AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA318&lpg=PA318&dq=Battle+Against+Slavery+Historic+Illinois&source=bl&ots=cZ1hhuk-8V&sig=2OrPK6UN3cMOfiaTvBvaMYnIqlk&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books].  
 
*"The Battle Against Slavery," in ''Historic Illinois: The Romance of the Earlier Days'', by Randall Parrish (Chicago: A.C. McClurg and Co., 1905), pages 318-332. Free online at [http://books.google.com/books?id=0P40AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA318&lpg=PA318&dq=Battle+Against+Slavery+Historic+Illinois&source=bl&ots=cZ1hhuk-8V&sig=2OrPK6UN3cMOfiaTvBvaMYnIqlk&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books].  
 
*Additional books listed on [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=ti%3Aafrican+americans+illinois+&qt=results_page WorldCat].&nbsp; Click the title to see libraries with the book.  
 
*Additional books listed on [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=ti%3Aafrican+americans+illinois+&qt=results_page WorldCat].&nbsp; Click the title to see libraries with the book.  
*Additional books at the {{FHL|312884|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*Additional books at the {{FHL|312884|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}  
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*See [[Illinois ethnic group records|Illinois ethnic group records]] for additional resources
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=== Web Sites  ===
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/research_series/rseries6.html Illinois State Archives pamphlet on African American Research] describes what records are at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records.
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*The Newberry Library, [http://www.newberry.org/genealogy/afamer.html African American Genealogy],lists sources and helps for African American research.
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*The [http://www.thehistorymakers.com/ History Makers], based in Chicago,&nbsp;is dedicted to preserving African American history.
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*[http://www.aphiliprandolphmuseum.com/registry_home.html Pullman Porter National Historic Registry of the African-American Railroad Employees]
  
 
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Brief History

The Great Migration of African Americans brought many from the rural South to Chicago. Most came from Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas.  By 2008, 15.0% of the population in Illinois was African American, with the majority living within the city of Chicago and the surrounding areas.

Slavery was banned by 1818 when Illinois became a state, though the southern part continued to allow slavery for several more years. This part, called "Little Egypt", was mostly settled by Southerners. By 1853 laws were passed prohibiting all African Americans, including freedmen, from settling in the state. This eventually changed after the Civil War.

In October 1871, the Great Chicago Fire destroyed many buildings and records.

Illinois Museums with African American Collections

DuSable Museum of African American History
740 East 56th Place
Chicago, IL 60637-1495
773-947-0600
Springfield Illinois African American History Foundation
883 Roanoke Drive
Springfield, IL, 62702
Tel: 217-698-6339

African Americans in Illinois Places Other Than Chicago has links to library catalogs with African American collections.

Published Sources

Books about African American Research

  • African American Genealogy: a Bibliography and Guide to Sources, by Curt Bryan Witcher is at many libraries.
  • Black Genesis: a Resource Book for African-American Genealogy, by James M. Rose, and Alice Eichholz is at many libraries
  • Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree, Tony Burroughs (Look Inside)
  • Family Pride: the Complete Guide to Tracing African-American Genealogy, by Donna Beasley is at many libraries.

Books about African Americans

  • The Black Women in the Middle West Project: a Comprehensive Resource Guide, Illinois and Indiana; Historical Essays, Oral Histories, Biographical Profiles, and Document Collections, by Darlene Clark HIne.  It can be read at the Family History Library and many libraries.
  • The Black Civil War Soldiers of Illinois: the Story of the Twenty-Ninth U.S. Colored Infantry, by Edward A. Miller.  It can be read on Google Books, at the Family History Library and many libraries.
  • Black Soldiers in Blue: African American Troops in the Civil War Era, by John David Smith is at many libraries.

Additional Published Sources

Web Sites