African Americans of Tennessee
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This entry was originally written by Wendy Bebout Elliott, Ph.D. FUGA for Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.
The National Archives and the DAR Library have the original and microfilm slave-owner census schedules for the 1850 and 1860 U.S. censuses.
To learn more about the significant black history collections at the Tennessee State Library and Archives, visit http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/bibliographies/aa3.htm.
The TSLA has some records of African Americans who served in the Civil War.