Black History collection free until end of February

In honor of Black History Month, Fold3 is making the records in its Black History collection available for free through the end of February.

The Black History collection gives you access to more than a million documents, records, and photos that help to capture the African-American experience in American history.

Examples of interesting finds in the collection include:
*An 1810 inventory for the estate of Joseph Morton, a “free black man”
*An 1827 inventory for the estate of Thomas Drayton that lists his 160 slaves by family group
*A Civil War—era photograph of black laborers
*The service record of Christian A. Fleetwood of the US Colored Infantry, who earned the Medal of Honor during the Civil War
*Documents relating to the ratification of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery
*A photograph of three members of the original black fighter squadron in WWII

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