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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.

Vilet-Lester-letter-page1.pdf
Letter from Vilet Lester to her former owner, Pastey Patterson, briefly describing her chain of owners since she left Patterson. She inquires about several individuals, including her daughter, whom Lester’s new owner agreed to buy in order to reunite…

Mss002_Box5_Folder5_Sharecropper_1868.pdf
Agreement between Thomas Green Clemson and sharecroppers working the land at Fort Hill. Most of the sharecroppers were former enslaved persons.

Mss002_Box5_Folder7_Sharecropper_1871 (1).pdf
Agreement between Thomas Green Clemson and sharecroppers working the land at Fort Hill. Most of the sharecroppers were former enslaved persons.

Mss002_Box1_Folder25_Deed.pdf
Deed transferring Fort Hill farm from Floride Calhoun and Cornelia M. Calhoun to Andrew P. Calhoun including a schedule of the slaves with their names and ages.

Silvia Tintype.jpg
Tintype photograph of Silvia, a freed slave formerly belonging to Whitfield Grady of Lenoir County, N.C. Date approximated.

Pension Ledger.jpg
African-American Soldiers’ Pension Application Ledger for African-American troops who served the U.S. Army and Navy during the Civil War from the New Bern, N.C. area and Eastern North Carolina. The military units, ships, and actions in which these…

Fugitive Slave Bill.jpg
Broadside announcing the Fugitive Slave Bill of 1850. Passed by the Senate and House of Representatives and signed into law by President Millard Fillmore, the Fugitive Slave Act gave slave owners greater power in capturing runaway slaves, even those…

MSS0886_B004_F006_I001_PROD.tif
Tintype image of two slave girls given to Harriet Pindar of Savannah, Georgia, upon her marriage to Joseph Mooney. Verso: "Two slave girls given Aunt Harriet by her mother when she married."

Plats book-Map10.jpg
3 images from plat book of Greater Miami, Florida, and suburbs.
This 1925 Plat book of Greater Miami, Florida and suburbs details the sections of Miami and suburbs which were clearly delineated as racially restricted to the “colored” races. The…
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