Found 6 collections related to African Americans -- Biography

Mortimer, Owen.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 424
.5 linear feet (1 archives box)
Biographer of Ira Aldridge, the free born African-American actor who achieved fame in Europe for his interpretation of Shakespearean roles from the 1820s to his death in 1867. Mortimer began collecting materials on Aldridge after his migration to... more
Johnson, Jesse J., 1914-2006
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 200
9.4 linear feet (9 record cartons, 1 archival box)
An African American career soldier, Jesse J. Johnson authored eight books and several plays about the military service of black men and women in the United States Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines from 1619 to the late 20th century. The Jesse J.... more
Katz, William Loren
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 139
5.4 linear feet
Author/historian William Loren Katz is the author of "Eyewitness: The Negro in American History" (1967), "The Black West" (1971), "A History of Black Americans" (1973), "Black Indians: a Hidden Heritage" (1986), and other titles about... more
Haley, Alex
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 472
5.96 linear feet (17 boxes)
Correspondence, interviews, financial records, writings and project files, documenting Alex Haley's activities from 1969 to 1990.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 674
5 folders
This collection consists of transcripts of oral history interviews conducted by Karen Sotiropoulos. These transcripts are photocopies of the originals held by the Museum.
Rogers, J. A. (Joel Augustus), 1880-1966
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 717
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
The J.A. Rogers "Your History" column collection consists of approximately 120 weekly columns he wrote for the Pittsburgh Courier. The column included both thematic subjects and biographical sketches of Blacks worldwide... more