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African Americans

Subject Source: Fast

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Aleine Austin papers

Identifier: MS-0397

Aleine Austin was historian and author born in New York City, July 19, 1922. The papers, dating from 1940 to 1991, consist of student notes, lecture notes, published articles, manuscript notes, recordings, photographs, correspondence, and a selection of papers that document Aleine Austin's interest and work in the American labor movement.

Dates: 1940-1991

Black Panther Party "It's All the Same" flyer, circa 1969

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 31151034443782], Folder: 31
Scope and Contents

A flyer produced by the Black Panther Party featuring art by Douglas Emory, titled "It's All the Same." The image features three identical pigs in uniform carrying assault rifles, napalm, mace, and gas. The pigs are labeled local police, National Guard, and Marines.

Dates: circa 1969

Black Panther Party "Message to America", 1970-06-19

 Item — Box 3: [Barcode: 31151034443808], Folder: 2
Scope and Contents This single broadsheet newspaper insert includes an address titled "Message to America" which was delivered in Washington, DC on June 19, 1970 in honor of the 107th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. On the reverse, it includes two full-page addresses, one by Huey P. Newton titled "Towards a New Constitution," and the other by Eldridge Cleaver titled "On the Constitution." These addresses call for a new constitutional convention that would include Black representatives and...
Dates: 1970-06-19

Children's March for Survival ephemera

 Collection — Box BW-1: [Barcode: 31151034393011], Folder: 4
Identifier: MS-0979
Content Description A collection of seven items from the 1972 Children’s March for Survival, which was organized by the National Welfare Rights Organization to protest the Nixon administration's policies on welfare, education, and child care. Items include a flyer with information about participation in the march; informational handouts about student rights, the H.R. 1 welfare reform bill’s impacts on low-income families, the free and reduced price school lunch program, environmental health impacts on children,...
Dates: 1972 March 25

Convent of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd for Colored Girls donation form, undated

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 31151034443766], Folder: 28
Scope and Contents This form, produced by the Convent of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, allows the donor of 25 cents to become a Sacred Heart Client for a year, which entitles the donor to the spiritual benefit of a monthly mass in their name. The donation benefits the Sisters of the Good Shepherd School for Colored Girls in Baltimore, Maryland.The form describes the charity's work as "preventing and reclaiming souls from paths of wretchedness and sin" as they "[save] unfortunate colored...
Dates: undated

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. memorial pin, circa 1968

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 31151034443782], Folder: 33
Scope and Contents

A button pin made by an unknown creator with purple ribbon attached, memorializing the death of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The pin shows a picture of King's face with the words "We Mourn Our Loss," his name, and the years of his birth and death. The ribbon reads, "I have a dream."

Dates: circa 1968

Early photographic image of African American boy

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31151034437123]
Identifier: MS-0816

Early photographic image of a young African American boy in a handmade suit, mid-19th century. Item is housed in its original 19th-century case.

Dates: mid-19th century

Free Negro Education newspaper clippings

Identifier: MS-0389

The collection consists of 100 orignal newspaper clippings removed from newspapers, 1848-1905, largely dealing with public policy for the education of African-Americans after the period of Reconstruction. The bulk of the clippings discuss efforts to educate a population recently freed from slavery.

Dates: 1848-1905

Johns Hopkins University collection of African American history and culture

Identifier: MS-0845

The Johns Hopkins University collection of African American history and culture is an artificially assembled collection of printed materials, diaries, photographs, and other items created from 1800 to 1988.

Dates: 1800 - 1988

Johns Hopkins University collection of Black Americana materials

Identifier: MS-0844

The Johns Hopkins University collection of Black Americana materials spans from approximately 1870 to the 1950s. It is an artificially assembled collection of materials purchased and selected by the curators of Special Collections. The collection primarily consists of postcards, broadsides, and other printed ephemera that depict African American people in ways that are often racist and caricatured.

Dates: approximately 1870-1950s