• Historic photo in frame of Matt & Henrietta Gardner

    This photograph of a man and a woman seated side by side in front of a white frame building is matted in light brown surrounded by a white spacer and a carved green frame. A figure standing behind the…

    View Full Item  in Center for Historic Preservation, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Chattanooga street cleaners

    Two African American males, in billed caps and boots, sweeping litter onto a shovel in front of a metal trash bin on wheels. The man at left, who wears some type of work coverall, appears to be smokin…

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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.

    View Full Item  in Memphis and Shelby County Room, Memphis Public Library and Information Center
  • Washington Family Wessyngton Plantation, Washington family descendants

    A group of African Americans sitting and standing against a log fence. The group includes five middle aged men and women, a number of children dressed in light colored clothes and hats, and, second fr…

    View Full Item  in Private Collection, courtesy of John F. Baker, Jr
  • Vine Avenue Service Station

    A number of African American men, many in chauffeurs caps and one in what appears to be a policeman's uniform, posed alongside two early automobiles, behind a two story frame house, and next to a one…

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  • Bust of James Peck Thomas Thomas, James Peck, portrait

    Lewis, Edmonia (1845-1907)

    This carved white marble bust-length portrait of a middle-aged man with mustache wearing a suit coat, vest, collarless shirt, and tie is mounted on a pedestal.

    View Full Item  in Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Mr. Dodson, jeweller in Knoxville, Tenn.

    Man standing over a jewelers case examining a pocket watch.

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  • Olivia Woods oral history

    Woods, Stenia Olivia Murray

    Excerpts of an oral history with Olivia Woods, the first African-American student at Middle Tennessee State University. Woods shares her memories of attending college at MTSU as both an undergraduate…

    View Full Item  in Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Boyd Browder

    Self portrait of photographer Boyd Browder in studio smock .

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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…

    View Full Item  in Memphis and Shelby County Room, Memphis Public Library and Information Center
  • Meharry Graduate in cap and gown

    Lay Brothers Studio

    A young African American man, with a mustache, wire-rimmed glasses, a slight smile, and close cropped hair, dressed in an academic robe, white stand up collar, and mortar board with tassel on his righ…

    View Full Item  in Nashville Public Library, Special Collections
  • Fist Slave Charm Slave Charm

    This tiny metal hand and wrist holds a flat ribbon-like loop.

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  • J.C. Napier and two men at birthplace cabin

    Photograph of a rural scene, two men (J.C. Napier on right) standing in front of a double pen log cabin with saddlebag addition. Another man, who is also wearing a dark suit and white shirt like the o…

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

    View Full Item  in Memphis and Shelby County Room, Memphis Public Library and Information Center
  • The Memphis Bridge: Group portrait

    This group portrait of thirteen men appears at the beginning ot the book, Views Showing Progress of Erection, Bridge over the Mississippi River at Memphis, Tenn. 1891-2. Five men are identified on the…

    View Full Item  in Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Driving to the Applachian Exposition at Chilhowee Park

    Open car driven by a chauffeur with four well-dressed women and a girl holding an American flag. "Mitchell 5624" on automobile radiator grill.

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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.

    View Full Item  in Center for Southern Folklore
  • Dashing Georgia Tom

    Young man in hat, with cigarette. .

    View Full Item  in Fisk University, John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library, Special Collections
  • Mother and Child Portrait of African American Woman and Boy

    This formal studio portrait depicts a well-dressed young African American woman seated in a carved wood gothic chair with a boy about 8-10 years old standing to her left and resting his right arm on h…

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  • Volunteer Army Ammunition Plant Workers Painting Road Lines

    A group of seven African American men and women painting road lines.

    View Full Item  in Chattanooga Public Library
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