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Indenture, 1855 February 23, conveying six-year-old enslaved girl, Martha, daughter of Charles and Sarah, from Charles Story Newell, Copiah County, Mississippi to Mary Jane Ellis, also of Copiah County.

Account by Henry Cooke, enslaved by Robert C. Nicholas, of Gospel Meetings in Louisiana, led by William Ellis, another enslaved person of Virginia. The account was given as testimony in New Haven, Connecticut on January 30, 1844. Cooke explains how…

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This list of persons enslaved by the College of William & Mary, circa 1780, includes the enslaved individuals working at the College as well as those hired out.

Jack Foster. pdf.pdf
This collection contains an 1883 letter written by Jack Foster, a formerly enslaved person who served as a body servant in the 36th Virginia Infantry during the Civil War. Foster writes to former Confederate General John McCausland, one-time…

The 1913 diary of formerly enslaved person Jeffrey T. Wilson. Entries were kept in a Wanamaker's Diary (produced by the department store chain) actually designed for 1911. As a result, Wilson has hand-corrected the days of the week throughout to…

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A bill of sale from Burke County for a "a certain negro woman slave named Sarah about twenty years old" believed to be Sarah Gudger. Handwritten ink on paper in bound deed book.

Image on page 44 of a promotional booklet for the Saint Philip School of Nursing highlighting their commencement ceremony.

All-Negro Comics - Cover-Web.jpg
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 solely by African American writers and…

Communist Revolution - 1.pdf
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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