African-American Biographical Database (AABD) brings together biographies, rare books, and historical information on thousands of African-Americans. These biographical sketches (including photographs and illustrations) have been assembled from Chadwyck-Healey’s acclaimed Black Biographical Dictionaries 1790-1950.
Biographical portraits from newly uncovered dictionaries as well as from other published reference sources, obituary files, slave narrative collections, internet sites, etc. will be added as the database expands. AABD does not include anyone born after 1950, but does include death dates up to 1998.