The Library has a number of databases that contain primary source documenting the history of racial violence in America. Here's a list to get you started. It is strongly recommended, however, that you set up an appointment with your subject librarian, Erica Bruchko, for help navigating these databases and to identify additional collections.
Manuscript Materials (Plantation Records, Personal Papers, etc.)
Printed Materials (Books, Newspapers, and Magazines)
Municipal, State & Federal Government Records (Selected)