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Tag Archives: Black history
Interactive Map: Davenport’s Early Black Community
One of our favorite resources is accession 2004-67: African American residential patterns in Davenport, Iowa. Compiled by Craig R. Klein of Scott Community College, the collection consists of photocopied maps showing African American residential patterns in Davenport, Iowa in 1867, … Continue reading
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“Last Seen” and the Black Community in Davenport
A valuable resource for discovering more details about the families of Davenport’s post-Civil War Black community is Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, an online database of advertisements “placed in newspapers across the United States (and beyond) by formerly enslaved … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged African Americans, Ashe, Black history, Cooper, Davenport (Iowa), Genealogy, Local History, Pitts, Reynolds, Robinson, Simons Leave a comment