African American

African Americans have been coming to the Tri-State area as slaves and as freedmen as long as Americans have been coming to the area.  Their history is the Tri-States' history.

Articles

Frederick Douglass - Orations in Dubuque

Frederick Douglass - Orations in Dubuque

Photographs & Images

LJTP 100.027 - African-American male - c.1860-1870

LJTP 100.027 - African-American male - c.1860-1870

LJTP 100.024 - Abraham Lincoln collage with those who voted for the 13th Amendment in the U.S. Congress - 1865

LJTP 100.024 - Abraham Lincoln collage with those who voted for the 13th Amendment in the U.S. Congress - 1865

LJTP 100.094 - Bilbrough Studio - African American - circa 1880

Letters & Documents

LJTP 200.045 - Cuban Slave Freedom Purchase - 1871

LJTP 200.048 - Cuban Slave Life Insurance Policy - 1856

LJTP 200.049 - Grinnell vs. Bogle Slave Sale Litigation- 1858