Source Information

California State Library
Ancestry.com. California, African American Who's Who, 1948 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
Original data:

Negro Who’s Who in California, 1948 edition. California: Negro Who’s Who in California Publishing Co., 1948. California State Library, Sacramento, California.

About California, African American Who's Who, 1948

This database contains the 1948 edition of the Negro Who’s Who in California, featuring short biographical sketches of prominent African American residents of California.

What You Can Find in the Records

The 1948 edition of Negro Who’s Who in California contains biographical sketches of prominent African American men and women in the areas of early state Pioneers, Church and Pulpit, Professions, Business and Industry, Art and Music, and Civic and Social pursuits, as well as a memorial section. The short life sketches may contain numerous vital and other details, including

  • name
  • birth date
  • birthplace
  • spouse’s name
  • marriage date and place
  • children’s names
  • father’s name
  • mother’s name
  • education
  • occupational history
  • places of residence and moves
  • religious affiliations
  • clubs, fraternal, political, and other associations
  • awards and achievements
  • hobbies
  • photograph
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