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June

02
Sunday
8:30AM - 9:30AM

Black Miners in the West

Presenter: Janice Lovelace, PhD


The discovery of gold and later coal in the mid-19th century drew thousands, including African Americans, to the West Coast. Where did they go and what was life like for these Black men and women? What records can researchers find of their lives?

Level:
Beginner, Intermediate
Topic:
Methodology and or Research Strategies, Record Types
Focus:
African-American