The story of California's Underground Railroad is an important but too little known struggle in the quest for freedom and equality. The digital archive will document and present to the world a compelling chapter of California history. Launched as part of the University's celebration of Black History Month 2004, the archive will use high quality digital images of letters, journals, photographs, documents, newspapers and more to tell the often overlooked experiences of African-American slaves in California and provide students, teachers, and the general public with invaluable information for studying and learning about this part of California history.

Terry D. Webb, Ph.D.
CSUS Library Director and Dean

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For more information about the California Underground Railroad Digital Archive, contact Joe Moore at (916) 278-3510
California State University, Sacramento Library