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Several thousand items ranging from historical documents and rare visual materials to contemporary photo-journalism, relating to the entirety of African American history from the 16th century to the present; selected in the course of developing the NYPL website "African American Migration Experience."

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The reception of the "Ah-Haussoo-Noh-Beh," or "Queens Mouths." (1851) Digital ID: 1167946 The reception of the " Ah-Haussoo-Noh-Beh," or " Queens Mouths." (1851) Digital ID: 1167946

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