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D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville

African American Studies: Biography

a guide to resources

Individual Biography

Search the library catalog by subject and enter the individual's name (last name first) as the subject term.


Search the library catalog by author and enter the individual's name (last name first). 


King, Martin Luther

Obama, Barack 

Slave Narratives

See Slave Narratives: a guide to primary source accounts of life under slavery.

Printed Reference Biography Guides

Collective Biography

Guides to Autobiographies/Diaries/Narratives

Online Resources

Contains biographical profiles of former African-American Members of Congress, links to information about current black Members.