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Progress of a race: or, The remarkable advancement of the American Negro from the bondage of slavery, ignorance and poverty, to the freedom of citizenship, intelligence, affluence, honor and trust

Collection History

This digital compilation was developed in support of the NYPL website, "The African American Migration Experience," a sweeping 500-year historical narrative from the transatlantic slave trade to the Western migration, the colonization movement, the Great Migration, and the contemporary immigration of Caribbeans, Haitians, and sub-Saharan Africans.

Related Resources

NYPL. "In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience."(2005) <>

Collection Data

Gibson, J. W. (John William), b. 1841 (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1902
Place: Atlanta, Ga.
Publisher: J. L. Nichols
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division
Shelf locator: Sc 973-G (Gibson, J. Progress of a race. 1902)
African Americans -- History
African Americans -- Social conditions
Physical Description
Extent: 732 p. : ill., ports. ; 22 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Barcode: 33433058874888
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11732887
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7f5fcec0-c6f5-012f-3e6c-58d385a7bc34
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