• Library at Booker T. Washington High School

    This photograph of the library at Booker T. Washington High School shows African American students quietly reading and a librarian standing under a poster reading "Silence."

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Group of people seated in the cafeteria of Booker T. Washington High School

    Group of African American adults, some seated at banquet table, some turned to form a front row facing the camera. Inscribed: Made for Lt. G.W. Lee, Jr., Atlantic Life Ins. Co. on Beale

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  • Souvenir program, Cotton Makers Jubilee, inside cover

    Inside front cover and introductory page of the 1937 souvenir program for the Cotton Makers Jubilee. The inside cover contains two advertisements: the top 1/4 page was taken by A. Schwab, 163 Beale, "…

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  • Letter from Mrs. T. S. Brown to Mayor Crump

    Brown, Mrs. T. S

    Handwritten on letterhead of City Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, Memphis, Tennessee, Sept. 1, 1927.

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  • Blair T. Hunt

    Hooks Brothers

    Formal studio portrait of Lt. Blair T. Hunt in WW I uniform, with Chaplain's Corps insignia on collar.

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