Post-slavery Research

IRAD Collection of Interest to African-American researchers - check Sourthern Illinois IRAD depositories

Southern Illinois Coal Mines - records between 1870 and 1930s - many African-Americans were hod carriers, hoisting engineers, general laborers, etc.

Miners Examining Board "Certificate of Competency"

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Population Census at National Archives and the LDS Family History Center

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Also check