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. The TSLA has some records of African Americans who served in the Civil War. In addition, websites specific to Tennessee include www.tulane.edu/amistad and www.freedmensbureau.com/tennessee/index.htm.