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.
- Brown, Letitia Woods. Free Negroes in the District of Columbia, 1790-1846. - New York: Oxford University Press, 1972. 226 p. (The Urban Live in America Series) E185.D6 B69
Columbian Harmony Cemetery Records, District of Columbia. 1831-1899. By Paul E. Sluby, Sr. for the Harmony Society. Washington, D.C. - [Washington]: Sluby, [197-?] - 357 leaves. F193 S58 FHL Book 975.3/W1 V22s
The Old Methodist Burying Ground, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.: a section of the Mt. Zion Cemetery as distinguished from the adjacent Female Union Band Society Burying Ground section. By Paul E. Sluby, Sr. -: [S,1.}: Sluby, 1975. - 70 p. FF193 S583 FHL Book 975 Al #7
Woodlawn Cemetery, Washington, DC : Brief history and inscriptions / compiled by Paul E. Sluby, Sr.; edited by Stanton L. Wormley. - Washington: Columbian Harmony Society, 1984. 70 leaves F193. S585 1984 FHL Book 975.3 V38s
- 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."
Avoice: the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Virtual Library Project.
Sherman's Directory and Ready Reference of the Colored Population in the District of Columbia. - Washington: Sherman Directory Company.  1 v. Micro 54541 L of C