• Evidences of the Progress of a Race

    Green, Henry Morgan

    Essay by Dr. Henry Morgan Green in The Knoxville Negro, published by Trent Printing Co. 2104 Magnolia Ave. Knoxville, Tenn. U.S.A., June 1929

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  • 1958-09-22 Incident Report

    Haley, Mary T

    A report submitted by Mary T. Haley on Sept. 29, 1958 about an incident that occurred a week earlier. -- Monday evening, Sept. 22, 1958 Time: approx. 7:30 P.M. -- 4 Negroes, 3 male, 1 female, high sch…

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  • Blacks are in Business

    McDearman, James, Jr

    Magazine article describing the success of black-owned businesses in Memphis.

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  • A First Step toward school integration, 1958 June

    Pamphlet written by Anna Holden in cooperation with the Nashville Congress of Racial Equality group, 1958. The pamphlet tells how a CORE group helped parents and children, despite the violence of segr…

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  • Letter from the Davidson County Woman's Christian Temperance Union to Governor Thomas C. Rye

    Phillips, Mary

    This one page letter, from the ladies of the Davidson County branch of the Tennessee Woman's Christian Temperance Union, discusses the lynching of a black man that presumably occurred in Davidson Coun…

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  • Blacks 1 - Roots of TN

    Short booklet providing geographical information, and describing historically significant African-Americans who have impacted the state of Tennesee, along with a series of activities aimed at allowing…

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  • Portrait of Hooks

    "Benjamin L. Hooks, with wife Frances, speaks Friday at the Criminal Justice Center. The portrait of Hooks will hang in Division 4 of Criminal Court, where Hooks presided as the state's first black ju…

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  • Slave deed from Joshua Reams, to William Harrison, Jr., Williamson County, Tennessee, 1841 February 02

    A slave deed bill of sale from Williamson County, Tennessee, for the transfer of a "girl slave named Mary" for the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars, from Joshua Reams to William Harrison, Jr. da…

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  • "Crosscurrents Behind the Scenes in the Bluff City"

    News article explaining the importance of the film "Hallelujah!" and its parts filmed in Memphis. The article briefly describes the plot of the film and the showing is announced.

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  • Highlander Folk School, circa 1940

    Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.)

    Pamphlet of the history of the Highlander Folk School, Monteagle, Tennessee. The pamphlet tells of Highlander's origins, history, programs, administration, and support. In 1932, Myles Horton, a native…

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  • Blacks - Bookmark

    A bookmark which poses various questions regarding Memphis Black History.

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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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  • "Health School Opens Monday"

    "T-B Society, Health Dept. Sponsor 18-Hour Course - Eighteen hours of health lectures will be given at Wellington Health Center, Linden and Wellington, Monday thru Wednesday." -- Photo caption reads,…

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  • We Shall Overcome (Festival Edition), circa 1959

    Horton, Zilphia, 1910-1956, Seeger, Pete, 1919, Hamilton, Frank, Carawan, Guy

    Based on a 1903 gospel version by Reverend Charles Tindley of Philadelphia, and in 1946, the song for striking employees of the American Tobacco Company, "We Shall Overcome" spread through the country…

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  • Letter from Elizabeth L. Koen to Governor Thomas C. Rye

    Koen, Elizabeth L

    This two page letter, from Memphis resident Elizabeth L. Koen, condemns white people that took part in a lynching that included the burning a black man. The opening line of this letter is particularly…

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  • "Public Library to Show Historical Black Film"

    The Memphis State University "Daily Helmsman" announced the showing of the film "Hallelujah!" at the Memphis/Shelby County Public Library & Information Center followed by a panel discussion. Interview…

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  • The Film Encyclopedia: King Vidor Entry

    Entry in The Film Encyclopedia on King Vidor, the director of the historic film "Hallelujah!". Pages 1194 and 1195.

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  • Goals for Race Relations - Notes

    Magness, Perre

    Series of notes concerning the equalizing of employment opportunities for African Americans and other minorities.

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  • "Hooks Gets Nomination for FCC Post"

    Stillwell, Lee

    "Ben L. Hooks, Memphis attorney, today was nominated by President Nixon to become the first black to serve on a U.S. regulatory commission."

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  • January in Black History

    Brief article recounting events from Black History that happened in January. Handwritten note at bottom of page reads: "Orlando Fla. 18 Feb."

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