• Johnson fight ad

    "Big Detail" advertisement, inviting "colored people only" to the Ryman Auditorium, July 4, 1910, to hear "the best caller in Nashville" on the Johnson-Jeffries Prize Fight.

    View Full Item  in Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Carnegie Hall Program Cover

    Carnegie Hall in type above an artist's rendering of Carnegie Hall, etching by Wm C. McNulty under image at right; Copyright 1929, by Alfred Scott, Publisher, 156 Fifth Avenue, New York, under image a…

    View Full Item  in Fisk University, John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library, Special Collections, Thomas E. Jones Collection, Box 51, folder 7
  • Blount Mansion

    Delaney, Joseph

    This black and white drawing shows a white woman holding the hand of a child walking on the sidewalk in front of a two-story frame house towards a flag pole and American flag flying out front. The hou…

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  • Jim Crow Train, performed by Josh White

    White, Josh (1914-1969)

    "Jim Crow Train" selection 23 from Josh White: Complete Recorded Works, volume 4, 4 June 1940-1941. Josh White is featured on vocals and guitar on six blues protest numbers recorded in New York City f…

    View Full Item  in Center for Popular Music, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Zinc Company Negro Baseball League

    Twelve middle-aged African American men in plain baseball uniforms with baseball caps, posed in two rows (5 men standing, 7 men seated) out of doors.

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library and Archives
  • Cecil Gant at piano

    Photograph of Cecil Gant at the piano, recording with white musicians at WSM.

    View Full Item  in Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum
  • Marian Anderson, program for performance at Ryman

    The front of the program for a performance by Marian Anderson at the Ryman Auditorium on February 5, 1932.

    View Full Item  in Nashville Public Library, Special Collections
  • Woman in Bolero jacket

    Browder, B.B

    Browder was one of Knoxville's foremost studio photographers. According to historian Robert J. Booker, he was the most important black photographer in Knoxville.

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  • Oh Daddy Blues

    Scan of sheet music cover for Oh Daddy Blues by Bessie Smith.

    View Full Item  in Center for Popular Music, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Chattanooga Advocate

    The Chattanooga Advocate, edited by D.P. Craig, Jr., is an example of the African American press and the racial pride African Americans exhibited. The motto of the paper was "Race Elevation."

    View Full Item  in Chattanooga History Center
  • Thomas Talley

    Head and shoulders portrait of a young man in collarless shirt and double breasted coat; photograph imprinted Thuss, Koellein & Giers, Nashville, Tenn.

    View Full Item  in Fisk University, John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library, Special Collections
  • Vanderbilt Clinic

    Wolfe, Meyer

    Black and white print of African American men and women seated in waiting room.

    View Full Item  in Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence K. Wolfe
  • Fisk University Library (Cravath Hall)

    Designed by architect Henry Hibbs in 1929-1930, Cravath Hall is a neo-Gothic building and is named after the first president of Fisk University. The architect's granddaughter, Harriet Hall Cates, was…

    View Full Item  in Nashville Public Library, Special Collections
  • Aaron Douglas mural in Cravath Hall

    Douglas, Aaron

    A black and white photograph showing a niche mural depicting a seated figure with suit, hat, and cane and a robed figure in a dramatic pose, holding a mask, in front of a backdrop of a tall column and…

    View Full Item  in Nashville Public Library, Special Collections
  • W.C. Handy and his band

    This autographed photograph is inscribed to Robert Church from W.C. Handy.

    View Full Item  in University of Memphis Libraries and Special Collections Department
  • Carnegie Hall invitation card

    Cream colored engraved card with text: Thursday January 26th 8:30 o'clock in Carnegie Hall The Fisk University Choir of Sixty Voices will give its first public concert in New York City.

    View Full Item  in Fisk University, John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library, Special Collections
  • Austin High School women's basketball team

    Eight young women in basketball uniforms.

    View Full Item  in Beck Cultural Exchange Center, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Boyd Browder

    Self portrait of photographer Boyd Browder in studio smock .

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  • Telegram to Roland Hayes

    Jones, Thomas Elsa (1888-1973), Hayes, Roland (1887-1977)

    Western Union Telegram April 8, 1932

    View Full Item  in Fisk University, John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library, Special Collections
  • Russell Goode

    Russell Goode, a music teacher at Howard High School in Chattanooga, accompanying Coretta Scott King as she sings.

    View Full Item  in Bessie Smith Cultural Center
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