African American Experience in Florida
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African American Experience in the US digital collection

The African American Experience in the US (AAEUS) digital collection acts as a survey of Digital Commons @ University of South Florida content relating to the experience of African Americans…

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An African American boy and girl hold milk pails and pose in front of a fence.
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Archibald Slaymaker Glass Plate Negative collection

This collection is comprised of glass plate negatives and black and white photographs. The collection is largely family-centric, documenting the home and social life of the Slaymaker family in Virginia’s…

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Portrait of Otis R. Anthony
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Otis R. Anthony African Americans in Florida oral history project

In 1994, Otis Anthony donated a collection of oral histories conducted between 1977 and 1978 to the USF Department of Anthropology. The oral histories were sponsored by the Tampa Urban…

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Florida Civil Rights oral history project

This collection includes interviews with several of Florida’s civil rights leaders who were active at the height of the civil rights movement in the United States and Florida during the…

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Black Culinary Traditions in Tampa

The menu of African American Tampans was remarkably resilient, preserved in part by the celebration of “soul food” and Black pride, both of which flowered in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Federal Writers Project records

The Federal Writers project (FWP) was begun in 1935 as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration (WPA) and continued until 1942 when funding was diverted for WWII…

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Expanding Access to the Bank of America Black American Music Collection

Music by J. Eubie Blake The USF Libraries’ Bank of America Black American Music Collection, commonly referred to as the African American Sheet Music Collection, was acquired in 1988. Approximately…

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Booker T. Washington High School

Excelsior:  the senior class annual of Booker T. Washington High School.  Floridiana Collection, USF Libraries – Tampa Special Collections, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.  The first graduating class (1927)…

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The African American Burial Ground & Remembering Project

The African American Burial Ground Project (AABGP) aims to recover and re-interpret African-American cemeteries in Florida. Learn about the project through oral history interviews and a timeline of African-American cemeteries in St. Petersburg, FL.

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Black Women Anti-Violence Activists Display at the USF Tampa Library

In honor of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, the USF Tampa Library has partnered with the USF Center for Victim Advocacy & Violence Prevention to create an interactive…

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