District of Columbia African Americans
The following resources are useful for researching African Americans in the District of Columbia:
- Caldwell, A.B., editor. History of the American Negro, Washington, D. C. Edition. Volume 6. Atlanta, Georgia: A.B. Caldwell Publishing Co., 1922. Digital version at Internet Archive. Biographies of many prominent black men and women of Washington, D.C.
- The Bee Full-text of this African-American D.C. newspaper digitized and hosted online by the Library of Congress. Covers 1882-1884.
- United States. District Court (District of Columbia). Records of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia Relating to Slaves, 1851-1863. Washington, District of Columbia : Filmed by the National Archives, 1963. FHL films 1299307–8 An indexed digital version of this collection is available on Ancestry (a pay site) as "Washington, D.C., Slave Emancipation Records, 1851-1863." An indexed transcription of the "Manumission Papers, 1857-1863" portion of this collection is available at Christine's Genealogy Website.
- Records of the Board of Commissioners for the Emancipation of Slaves in the District of Columbia, 1862-1863. Washington [District of Columbia]: Filmed by the National Archives, 1963. FHL films 1299303–6 An indexed digital version of this collection is available on Ancestry (a pay site) as "Washington, D.C., Slave Owner Petitions, 1862-1863."