This digital collection showcases images of local African Americans. Among these images are photographs of local families, church congregations, civil rights leaders, athletes, men at work, and other miscellaneous items related to the African American community in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The Grand Rapids Public Library has been collecting photographs for over 100 years. This is a devised collection of photographs focusing on the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. The collection contains a variety of images, including people, scenes, buildings, lumbering, social activities, and parades.
View the full collection inventory here.