• 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
  • Little David Riveter and holder on driving 5/8 hot rivets on bulkhead of coal barge at Nashville Bridge Co., Nashville, Tenn.

    Founded by Arthur J. Dyer, the Nashville Bridge Company was Tennessee's most productive bridge building firm in the early twentieth century.

    View Full Item  in New York Public Library
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Chattanooga Public Library
  • People sitting on a bus

    Interior of a bus with white persons sitting in the first three rows and African Americans seated behind and on the bench seat back of the bus. A sign stenciled in black lettering on the back wall abo…

    View Full Item  in Chattanooga Public Library
  • Group of African American men in front of the County Clerk's office

    Morgan, John

    The defendants in the Columbia Race Riot trial standing in front of the County Clerk's office after the verdict in the case was reached.

    View Full Item  in Nashville Public Library, Special Collections
  • 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
  • Race Relations Conference

    An integrated group of adults seated and standing in front of a brick building with arched doorway.

    View Full Item  in Nashville Public Library, Special Collections
  • Sampson Keeble

    Butler, Roy W

    This portrait bust of Representative Sampson Keeble, the first African American elected to the General Assembly, was commissioned by the Tennessee General Assembly in 2008.

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Museum
  • Jarnigan & Son, Undertakers

    Two men standing on sidewalk in front of a front gable and wing frame house with a sign above front porch stating "Jarnigan & Son UNDERTAKERS 410 Nelson Ave."

    View Full Item  in Beck Cultural Exchange Center
  • Fist Slave Charm Slave Charm

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

    View Full Item  in The Hermitage
  • Randolph Miller

    Judd, A.W

    Photograph of Randolph Miller, editor of the Chattanooga Blade, an African American newspaper.

    View Full Item  in Chattanooga History Center
  • Mary Scales oral history

    Scales, Mary Caruthers

    Excerpts of an oral history with Mary Scales, the first full-time African-American professor at MTSU. Scales shares her memories of campus life as an African-American graduate student at MTSU during t…

    View Full Item  in Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University
  • James C. Napier

    James C. Napier was born to free parents in Nashville in 1845. He received a law degree from Howard University in 1872. He served on the Nashville City Council between 1878 and 1886, and was President…

    View Full Item  in Nashville Public Library, Special Collections
  • 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
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Pink Palace Family of Museums
  • 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
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Center for Southern Folklore
  • Chauffeurs Ball ad

    An advertisement for the Colored Chauffeurs Ball, to be held at the Odd Fellows Hall in Nashville on March 22, 1909.

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • Swafford's Chapel, Pikeville Pikeville Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church

    West, Carroll Van

    Established soon after the Civil War in Bledsoe County, the original wooden structure at the core of this building served as both a school for African Americans and an important early church for freed…

    View Full Item  in Center for Historic Preservation, Middle Tennessee State University
  • 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
123Next