Skip to main content

African Americans

Subject Source: Fast

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Adele V. Holden Returnings manuscript

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31151034394118]
Identifier: MS-1021

This collection contains a draft of poet Adele V. Holden's memoir of her childhood as a Black woman on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, which was ultimately published as Down on the Shore: The Family and Place That Forged a Poet's Voice but is titled here Returnings.

Dates: 1998

Aleine Austin papers

Identifier: MS-0397

Aleine Austin was historian and author born in New York City, July 19, 1922. The papers, dating from 1940 to 1991, consist of student notes, lecture notes, published articles, manuscript notes, recordings, photographs, correspondence, and a selection of papers that document Aleine Austin's interest and work in the American labor movement.

Dates: 1940-1991

Black Panther Party "It's All the Same" flyer, circa 1969

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 31151034443782], Folder: 31
Scope and Contents

A flyer produced by the Black Panther Party featuring art by Douglas Emory, titled "It's All the Same." The image features three identical pigs in uniform carrying assault rifles, napalm, mace, and gas. The pigs are labeled local police, National Guard, and Marines.

Dates: circa 1969

Black Panther Party "Message to America", 1970-06-19

 Item — Box 3: [Barcode: 31151034443808], Folder: 2
Scope and Contents This single broadsheet newspaper insert includes an address titled "Message to America" which was delivered in Washington, DC on June 19, 1970 in honor of the 107th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. On the reverse, it includes two full-page addresses, one by Huey P. Newton titled "Towards a New Constitution," and the other by Eldridge Cleaver titled "On the Constitution." These addresses call for a new constitutional convention that would include Black representatives and...
Dates: 1970-06-19

Children's March for Survival ephemera

 Collection — Box BW-1: [Barcode: 31151034393011], Folder: 4
Identifier: MS-0979
Content Description A collection of seven items from the 1972 Children’s March for Survival, which was organized by the National Welfare Rights Organization to protest the Nixon administration's policies on welfare, education, and child care. Items include a flyer with information about participation in the march; informational handouts about student rights, the H.R. 1 welfare reform bill’s impacts on low-income families, the free and reduced price school lunch program, environmental health impacts on children,...
Dates: 1972 March 25

Convent of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd for Colored Girls donation form, undated

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 31151034443766], Folder: 28
Scope and Contents This form, produced by the Convent of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, allows the donor of 25 cents to become a Sacred Heart Client for a year, which entitles the donor to the spiritual benefit of a monthly mass in their name. The donation benefits the Sisters of the Good Shepherd School for Colored Girls in Baltimore, Maryland.The form describes the charity's work as "preventing and reclaiming souls from paths of wretchedness and sin" as they "[save] unfortunate colored...
Dates: undated

Cumberland County Jail mugshots

 Collection — Box BW-8: [Barcode: 31151030119063], Folder: 5
Identifier: MS-1018

This collection contains seven black-and-white mugshots of Black men at the Cumberland County Jail in Bridgeton, NJ.

Dates: 1954 - 1956

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. memorial pin, circa 1968

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 31151034443782], Folder: 33
Scope and Contents

A button pin made by an unknown creator with purple ribbon attached, memorializing the death of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The pin shows a picture of King's face with the words "We Mourn Our Loss," his name, and the years of his birth and death. The ribbon reads, "I have a dream."

Dates: circa 1968

Early photographic image of African American boy

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31151034437123]
Identifier: MS-0816

Early photographic image of a young African American boy in a handmade suit, mid-19th century. Item is housed in its original 19th-century case.

Dates: mid-19th century

Free Negro Education newspaper clippings

Identifier: MS-0389

The collection consists of 100 orignal newspaper clippings removed from newspapers, 1848-1905, largely dealing with public policy for the education of African-Americans after the period of Reconstruction. The bulk of the clippings discuss efforts to educate a population recently freed from slavery.

Dates: 1848-1905

Incarcerated Black Americans photos

 Collection — Box BW-8: [Barcode: 31151030119063], Folder: 4
Identifier: MS-0965

This collection contains eleven black-and-white press photographs of incarcerated Black men at Trenton State Prison, San Quentin State Prison, Indiana State Prison, Mt. Meigs Medical and Diagnostic Center, Raiford Prison, and Monroe Reformatory. The images show the men working, exercising, speaking with reporters, resting, and being released from prison.

Dates: 1965-1977

Johns Hopkins University collection of African American history and culture

Identifier: MS-0845

The Johns Hopkins University collection of African American history and culture is an artificially assembled collection of printed materials, diaries, photographs, and other items created from 1800 to 1988.

Dates: 1800 - 1988

Johns Hopkins University collection of Black Americana materials

Identifier: MS-0844

The Johns Hopkins University collection of Black Americana materials spans from approximately 1870 to the 1950s. It is an artificially assembled collection of materials purchased and selected by the curators of Special Collections. The collection primarily consists of postcards, broadsides, and other printed ephemera that depict African American people in ways that are often racist and caricatured.

Dates: approximately 1870-1950s

Johns Hopkins University collection of Maryland African American history and culture

Identifier: MS-0846

The Johns Hopkins University collection of Maryland African American history and culture is an artificially assembled collection which spans from the 18th to the 20th century. The collection consists of materials selected by the curators of Special Collections.

Dates: 1788 - 1967

Johns Hopkins University collection of slavery records

Identifier: MS-0847

The Johns Hopkins University collection of slavery records is an artificially assembed collection by the curators of Special collections, with materials that span from the 18th to the 19th century and primarily document the enslavement of African Americans in the United States.

Dates: 1775-1860

"Lift Every Voice and Sing" funeral home circular, circa 1940s-1950s

 File — Box 10: [Barcode: 31151034443865], Folder: 4
Scope and Contents

A card produced by J. B. Johnson Funeral Home of Boston, MA as a business promotional item, stating: "Courtesy of J. B. Johnson Funeral Home." The card prints the text of James Weldon Johnson's "Negro National Anthem" (also known as "Lift Every Voice and Sing").

Dates: circa 1940s-1950s

Make Black Count Census campaign pamphlet and button, 1970

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 31151034443782], Folder: 30
Scope and Contents Two items, a button and a pamphlet, produced by the Coalition for a Black Count, which campaigned to get Black residents counted in the 1970 US Census. Both items are emblazoned with the slogan "Make Black Count. Get in the '70 Census." The campaign sought accurate Census figures on Black people to ensure better political representation and government apportionment of funding and services for Black communities. The pamphlet tells the reader that if they aren't counted in the Census, it will...
Dates: 1970

Maryland Freedom Union Black unionization campaign press materials, 1966-07-12 - 1967-03-20

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 31151034443766], Folder: 27
Scope and Contents

A letter to a New York Times journalist and a press release produced by the Maryland Freedom Union discussing their successes organizing Black workers in two Baltimore stores, Tommy Tucker Store and Roth's Supermarket, in cooperation with a local chapter of CORE. The press release announces that they won a recognition agreement at Roth's Supermarket with a union shop provision, wage increase, vacation benefits, and sick leave for workers at Roth's.

Dates: 1966-07-12 - 1967-03-20