• Hubbard Hospital and Meharry Medical College

    Meharry Medical College began in 1876 as the medical school of Central Tennessee College, established by the Freedmen's Aid Society. The founder and first president was George W. Hubbard, a former Uni…

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  • Book Lovers Club

    A picture of the Book Lovers Club at the Blue Triangle Y.W.C.A. in Nashville.

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  • 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…

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  • Nashville Atlas, 1908

    A plat map of Nashville from the Atlas of the City of Nashville, 1908.

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  • 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…

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  • Group of people on the courthouse square

    A group of people standing amidst the scene of violence on the courthouse square in Athens, Tennessee.

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  • Group of jailed agitators

    Photograph of several young men arrested for their part in the "Battle of Athens" on August 1, 1946.

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  • Aaron Douglas mural above the door, Cravath Hall

    Douglas, Aaron

    A photograph of a long mural over a doorway and bookshelves, with an image of Jubilee Hall at far left, and a procession of silhouetted figures growing larger in stature, from left to right, including…

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  • Myles Horton and Eleanor Roosevelt

    Eleanor Roosevelt and Myles Horton, principal founder of the Highlander Folk School.

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  • Group of African Americans being transferred to jail in Nashville

    A group of African Americans being transferred to Nashville for safety during the Columbia Race Riot of 1946. Armed police line the outside of the jail with weapons drawn.

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  • Drawing of exterior of Fisk Library

    A drawing of the Fisk University Library, designed by architect Henry Hibbs.

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  • 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…

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  • 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.

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  • Bijou Theatre

    Postcard of the Bijou Theater in Nashville, an African American entertainment venue for roughly forty years.

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  • Race Relations Conference

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

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  • 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.

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  • Hubbard Hospital

    This photograph of a brick building on a stone foundation shows the original two-story Meharry hospital building to which has been added a third floor with a 1925 date plaque.

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  • 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…

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