That includes collections from the slavery era, Civil War, Reconstruction, World Wars and Civil Rights Movement. Here’s just a small sampling of records you can search for free:
- Danish West Indies Slave Records
- South Carolina Estate Inventories and Bills of Sale, 1732–1872
- Secretary of the Interior: Suppression of Slave Trade and Colonization records
- Civil War Union and Confederate records
- FBI Case Files
- The Atlanta Constitution Newspaper
You’ll need to sign up for a free Fold3 account (or log in if you already have an account) to access the records for free. Start searching Fold3’s Black History Collection here.