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Cabell First Novelist Eighteenth Annual Award, 2019
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Photo of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., meeting with Virginia State University administrators, faculty and students
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A request for legal passage for African Americans out of the United States.TranscriptUnited States of AmericaDepartment of StateTo all to whom these presents shall come - Greeting - DescriptionStature 5 feet - 11 ½ InchesForehead OrdinaryEyes…
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Written petition to gain freedom of a family member. Transcript - page 1Petition of Thomas Porter G__ In Senate 28th Nov. 1792 read ____ to the committee appointed to report on the bill for emancipating _____.___ Maywood _______________In House of…
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Manuscript account of a slave sale (front and back) manuscript; 6 x 9 in; one of two leaves. The manuscript is written and signed by the auctioneer, William Tench. This is an account of the sale of a slave, named Jim, at auction on January 29, 1858,…
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The Coleman Hotel in Ashland, VA was built by an African-American couple, Mildred and John Coleman, in 1925-1926, who were proprietors of the hotel until 1938 when it was sold to the trustees of the South Anna Lodge No. 874 Of the Improved Benevolent…
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1 print : chromolithograph; image 8.5 x 10.5 in. Chromolithograph print showing six African-American men who made up The Jackson Wagon Sun Flower Band, dressed in striped shirts and bib-pants which are decorated with sunflowers and wagon wheels. At…
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1 page : illustration ; 28 cm. Image on page 44 of a promotional booklet for the Saint Philip School of Nursing highlighting their commencement ceremony.
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Multi-page flyer outlining the reasons why white Democrats and Republicans of the Commonwealth of Virginia should unite and vote for White Constitutional Candidate, George Lincoln Rockwell. Rockwell, the founder and head of the American Nazi Party,…
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1 page : color illustration ; 26 cm. The 48-page comic book was published in 1947 and features characters such as police detective Ace Harlem and Lion Man, a college-educated scientist and superhero. It was the first comic book written and drawn…
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