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G1985-08_001.pdf
Three leaves. Insurance policy on the life of Margaret, an enslaved 14-year-old person, taken out by A. W. Lewis of Augusta, Georgia, in 1858. Receipts show renewals in 1862, 1864, and 1865.

G1985-08_001.pdf
Three leaves. Insurance policy on the life of Margaret, an enslaved 14-year-old person, taken out by A. W. Lewis of Augusta, Georgia, in 1858. Receipts show renewals in 1862, 1864, and 1865.

Freedom papers - Cornish.jpg
This document, issued by the Board of Police of Adams County, enabled the recipient, a free man of color named Joe Cornish, to remain in the county. The document provides a physical description of Mr. Cornish, and attests to his good character. The…

Spencer.pdf
Excerpt from Anne Spencer 1936 notebook summing up life for African-Americans during the segregation era. Notebook, brown binding, no pagination.

Deed of Conveance recording sale of two slaves by citizens_ bank.pdf
Deed of conveyance recording the sale of two slaves by Citizens Bank (represented by William C.C. Claiborne as President of Citizens’ Bank) to James Erwin of Caddo, Louisiana, August 1, 1842.

BTW_UVA.jpg
Booker T. Washington autograph note: “I ask only an equal
chance in the world for the Negro.” / Booker T. Washington /
Tuskegee, Alabama / April 9, 1902.

Central Barber.pdf
Pamphlet advertising the Central Barber Shop in Edenton, North Carolina from the late 19th or early 20th century. The Central Barber Shop was owned by Josephine Napolean Leary, an African American businesswoman, from Edenton.

aserl400_vuu_colemans_001_white.jpg
1 poster: 10 x 14 in; Black ink on off-white cardstock

ASERL UNCG DLAS Item 3 small.tif
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.

bill_of_sale-1.jpg
A Bill of Sale for two female servants (Mary & Charity) sold for $960.00 by Daniel P. Bestor of Sumterville, Alabama, to Col. I. C. Brown on January 9, 1853.
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