African American Genealogy Resources at the Library of Congress

Ahmed Johnson
May 16, 2019
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About this webinar

Explore the untold stories of generations past by searching through the records and online resources at the Library of Congress. African American history is recorded in multiple formats that document African Americans in America, including digitized oral histories, newspapers, maps, and photographs among others. This presentation provides an overview of the materials available that will help you reconstruct these wonderful stories. Included is a case study of a former slave and traces his life after emancipation.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Ahmed Johnson has been employed by the Library of Congress for nearly 30 years working in varying levels of responsibility.  In 2004, Ahmed began working in the Local History and Genealogy Reading Room as a Reference Librarian and was primed
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