The City of Greensboro North Carolina Library has a transcription of African Americans found in the 1887 Greensboro City Directory.

“This is a complete list of African Americans in the Greensboro City Directory of 1887. Individuals whose names are italicized are good candidates for individuals appearing in the U.S. Census of 1880. Names in bold appeared as such in the directory and usually identify business owners or professionals. Please note that spellings may be inconsistent (e.g., “Linsey Dogged” in the City Directory is certainly “Lindsey Doggett” of the U.S. Census). As the 1890 U.S. Census was destroyed by fire in 1921, this directory (as well as others from this period) may be of particular relevance to researchers.”


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