African Americans are Atlantic City's largest racial group. Many great African American performers and entertainers, sports professionals, and business professionals spent time in Atlantic City. Resources about African Americans in Atlantic City are found in this guide on African American History in Atlantic City. Also see the new book The Northside; African Americans and the creation of Atlantic City.
Use these resources in the library as a guest or from any internet connection with your library card.
Use Ebscohost:to obtain articles on African American History Month and other important topics in African American history, arts and culture.
The history of African Americans unfolds across the canvas of America, beginning before the arrival of the Mayflower and continuing to the present. From port cities where Africans disembarked from slave ships to the battle fields where their descendants fought for freedom, from the colleges and universities where they pursued education to places where they created communities during centuries of migration, the imprint of Americans of African descent is deeply embedded in the narrative of the American past. These sites prompt us to remember and over time became hallowed grounds.