Michigan Freedom Trail Commission Educational Resources

Accessible Archives

Accessible Archives is a subscription "full text database of primary source material" of 19th-century African American newspapers.


Documenting the American South

Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature and culture. Currently, DocSouth includes ten thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews and songs, taken primarily from the holdings of the University Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


The Geography of Slavery in Virginia

The Geography of Slavery in Virginia is a digital collection of advertisements for runaway and captured slaves and servants in 18th- and 19th-century Virginia newspapers. Building on the rich descriptions of individual slaves and servants in the ads, the project offers a personal, geographical and documentary context for the study of slavery in Virginia, from colonial times to the Civil War.


Updated 7/18/2014