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Social Justice Topics @ Pitt: Juneteenth Resources

This guide was created to commemorate Juneteenth (a.k.a., Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Liberation Day), a holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States.

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These materials are housed in the Archives & Special Collections Department at the University of Pittsburgh. Some collections featured here link to digitized content from these archival collections, so you can discover, read, and view from the comfort of a computer!

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Primary Sources are...

  • Original materials that provide direct evidence or first-hand testimony of a participant or eyewitness of an event or topic.
  • Primary sources can be contemporary sources created at the time when the event occurred (e.g., letters and newspaper articles) or later (such as, memoirs and oral history interviews).
  • Primary sources may be published or unpublished.  Unpublished sources are unique materials (e.g., family papers) often referred to as archives and manuscripts.
  • What constitutes a primary source varies by discipline. How the researcher uses the source generally determines whether it is a primary source or not.
This information adapted from Finding Primary Sources @ Pitt

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