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Hester Jane Carr, born in 1816 in Accomack County, Va., to free parents, moved to New York City in 1835, and found work as a house servant. In 1836, she met a woman from Columbus, Georgia, who offered Hester work as a "waiting maid." During their…

Material comes from folder titled "Desegregation, 1966," and contains information and resources for school desegregation. The publication "Guidelines for School Desegregation" was from the Equal Education Opportunities Program of the Office of…

Warren County.pdf
These materials come from the folder "Warren County Race Question, 1964," containing correspondence involving the Warren County, NC branch of the NAACP, NC Board of Education, and the Governor's Office. The three letters regard the Warren County…

Obverse: Diamond-shaped tin slave badge, designed to be worn suspended by a leather thong tied around the neck; 2 mm hole in top corner.
Reverse: Blank. Legend (bottom corner): LAFAR

Letter written by former enslaved man Lotsey White to Howard Montague inquiring on the whereabouts of various family members that had been sold off separately from herself.

04-20-1827 Watson to Hickey.pdf
April 20, 1827 letter from Joseph Watson to Colonel Philip Hickey informing him of the situation of the kidnapped African American children and offering evidence that one of the enslaved children on his plantation, James Dailley, may be one of the…

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

manuscript; 4.875 x 7.125 in; one of two leaves

manuscript; 6 x 9 in; one of two leaves

The Jackson Wagon Sun Flower Band: As they appeared at the Great Fairs of 1884
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 upper left is a color portrait of E. A. Webster,…
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