Guide to Minority Services Research at the DAR Library
This brochure consists of material relating to three projects of the DAR. They include the Forgotten Patriots Seminar, held January 11, 2003, the DAR Museum exhibition Forgotten Patriots, October 2002-August 2003, and the DAR book African American and American Indian Patriots of the Revolutionary War (2001 and revised edition) and earlier pamphlets.
African American Genealogical Research at the DAR Library
The past twenty years has seen an explosion of publishing in African American studies including works on African American genealogical research. The DAR Library has developed a strong and growing collection of basic and detailed printed sources on this subject. In the Library's General/African American section library patrons will find research manuals and guidebooks, histories on slavery and abolition, the "Great Migration" of the early twentieth century, general reference materials, and scholarly and popular journals, including a complete run of the Journal of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society.
Forgotten Patriots: African American and American Indian Service in the Revolutionary War at the DAR Museum
This 2002 exhibit, organized by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Museum and in collaboration with the DAR Library, illuminates, in many cases for the first time, the varied roles that members of these groups played in our nation's fight for independence. The decision to fight for America against the English was a difficult one for many Americans of all ranks and ethnic backgrounds. For the American Indian tribes, and for enslaved and free African Americans, it was especially problematic. The simple fact that these men and women served at all is a powerful testament to their devotion to our new nation in difficult and uncertain times.
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