• LeMoyne College Class LeMoyne Normal Institute College Class

    This group of formally dressed African American men and women are posed on the steps of a frame building with brick foundation. The location is the same as a 1908-1909 image of LeMoyne Normal Institut…

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  • Lowenstein House

    Two-and-one half story brick house with stone-arched center entry and an open arched wrap-around front porch on right. The house features a tower cupola, echoed by a decorative dormer window below on…

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  • Soldier with children in yard in North Memphis

    Black and white image of a smiling young African American soldier in uniform seated in a wooden lawn chair below a raised wooden porch and the corner of a frame house holds two tiny children in white…

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  • Elementary Certificate for Ada M. Ateman

    State of Tennessee Department of Education

    Official State of Tennessee certificate printed on cream paper in black ink, with typed entries for name, degree, college, quarter hours earned and date of graduation. Signed by [unreadable], Commissi…

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  • Chesapeake, Ohio & Southwestern Railroad Company v Ida B. Wells

    Greer & Adams

    Cover of a published legal brief filed by Greer & Adams and T.F. Cassels, and sections 19-23 of transcribed testimony regarding a case before the Tennessee Supreme Court in April 1885.

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  • Cotton Makers Jubilee Parade on Beale Street, with children pulling float

    Taylor, Reverend L.O

    Parade with float bearing an African American woman in a formal dress, being pulled by two young African American boys, down a public street, Hamilton High School Banner behind.

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  • Voting District 29-2, Memphis

    Taylor, Reverend L.O

    Color film footage showing African American women standing in line, two African American men assisting a small boy walking on a porch, a sign reading 29-2 "Vote Here," African American men standing in…

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  • People in a bar near Beale Street

    Taylor, Reverend L.O

    Interior of a restaurant in six men in shirtsleeves and straw hats are seated at square tables with quart bottles of beer and glasses in front of them. One woman is seated at a table in the back, whit…

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  • Church Park

    A two story structure stands at the center of what appears to be a rectangular park, with pathways leading to the building from several directions. Medium sized trees are spaced evenly and two streetl…

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  • Ida B. Wells

    Bust-length image of a young African American woman posed looking to her right, hair pulled up into a a bun with a visible hair ornament, wearing a sheer dark dress with appliqued bodice and layered l…

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  • LeMoyne College Library, Steele Hall Library Interior, LeMoyne College

    Scene of male and female students seated at rectangular library tables inside a large open room with a bookshelves lining the walls and a central circulation desk under an archway. Double-hung twelve…

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  • Facts Every Negro Should Know about Roosevelt

    Four-sheet broadside announcing a Victory Meeting at Church Park Auditorium on Monday Night, Nov. 4, 1940, 8 pm, issued by the Colored Democratic Club, Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. J.E. Walker, Chairman; T…

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  • 1940s Beale Street

    A view of a busy street with marquees for a variety of businesses and recreational venues, 1940s model automobiles, and African Americans on the street and sidewalks.

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  • Waiting for the bus at the Memphis terminal

    Black and white photograph taken from a high vantage point of a mixed crowd of black and white passengers in the outdoor area of a bus terminal. In bay number 3 is a bus with a placard for Chattanooga…

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  • Cotton Makers Jubilee Parade on Beale Street

    African American flag bearer leads parade down a public street in business district.

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  • Souvenir Program, Cotton Maker's Jubilee, cover

    Orange paper with black border and type, "Souvenir Program of the Cotton Makers Jubilee, Church Park Auditorium, May 12, 13, 14, 1937" with a photographic image at lower center, and a tribute to ..."M…

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  • Wood Shop Class at Booker T. Washington High School

    Male students in an industrial education classroom.

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  • Lowenstein Brothers Department Store B. Lowenstein's

    Rudner, Henry

    Four story brick and stone building with decorative terracotta panels,and round arched window openings.

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  • Robert R. Church, Jr., W.C. Handy, and Lt. George Lee

    Hooks Brothers

    Three African American gentlemen, all wearing suits and hats, standing in front of a plate glass window, 392 Beale Avenue.

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  • Robert R. Church, Jr. and Congressman Oscar DePriest

    Two men standing in front of a plate glass window, 392 Beale Avenue.

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