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Equal Suffrage League Float, Thrift Day Parade, March 23, 1918
Equal Suffrage League of Virginia float depicting the Barge of State with Victory at the prow. This photograph was taken at the Thrift Day Parade held the afternoon of Saturday, March 23, 1918 in Richmond, VA. According to newspaper reports, over…

Woman Citizen, December 27, 1924
Issue concerned with the Child Labor Amendment.Cover illustration identified as "Etching 'Felix' by Eileen A. Soper. Copyright, A.C. & H.W. Dickens--Courtesy Robertson Deschamps Galleries."

Woman Citizen, April 17, 1920
Article concerning the third publication in the Children's Bureau series on illegitimacy, "Illegitimacy as a Child Welfare Problem" (Bur. Pub. No. 66). Lists seven minimum standards for illegitimate children's welfare as adopted by the Children's…

Woman Citizen, April 20, 1918
Cover shows a ballot box with the caption "What Every Woman Voter Should Know."Cartoons by Charles H. "Doc" Winner. "Due for Another Puncture" p.409"WE can carry our share of the burden. Give US our share of the Government" p. 416Two-page spread…

Standards Recommended 1923 by the Committee on Uniform Laws concerning the Legal Status of Women
This pamphlet created by the National League of Women Voters addresses the standards recommended by the committee on uniform laws concerning the legal status of women in 1923. The National League of Women Voters provide analyses of women's former,…

Americans Do Not Practice What They Preach [1963 Farmville, Va. protests]
Protestor outside Safeway, Farmville Shopping Center, August 1963. Demonstrators carry signs opposing racial segregation, and encouraging shoppers to boycott businesses that support discriminatory practices.From VCU Libraries Freedom Now Project

Closed Schools Constitute Catastrophe!!! [1963 Farmville, Va. protests]
Demonstration in front of Prince Edward County Courthouse, Main Street, Farmville, Va., July 1963, protesting the four-year long closure of the public schools Clara Gibson is closest to camera. Third person in line is Sandra "Sandy" Stokes. Second…

Mr. Grocer: Tell Your Friends, You'll See our Dollars when Segregation Ends! [1963 Farmville, Va. protests]
Protesters at Grants, Farmville Shopping Center, August 1963. Students carry signs opposing racial segregation, and encouraging shoppers to boycott businesses that support discriminatory practices.Darwyn White carries the "Mr. Grocer.." sign.…

Don't Buy Segregation [1963 Farmville, Va. protests]
Protesters near Southside Sundry and Southside Business Machines, Main Street, Farmville, Va., July 1963.Irene Williams carries "Don't Buy Segregation." Kenneth Johnson stands at left in dark pants.Protesters carry signs opposing racial segregation,…

No One is Free Until We All Are Free [1963 Farmville, Va. protests]
Protesters at Safeway, Farmville, Va., August 1963Protesters carry signs opposing racial segregation, and encouraging shoppers to boycott businesses that support discriminatory practices.From VCU Libraries Freedom Now Project

Father Forgive them for they know not what they do / Educate Don't Segregate [1963 Farmville, Va. protests]
Protesters in front of Prince Edward County Courthouse, Main St., Farmville, Va., July 1963. The Rev. Goodwin Douglas, pastor of Beulah AME, with "Father forgive them..." sign. Fourth person in line behind the Rev. Douglas is Clara Gibson. Visible…

America is our JAIL as long as JIM CROW LIVES [1963 Farmville, Va. protests]
Protesters and shoppers outside Southside Sundry, Farmville, Va., July 1963.The Rev. James "Jimmy" Franklin of Sharon Baptist Church in Cumberland carries "America is our Jail..." sign. Catherine Scott is at right.From VCU Libraries Freedom Now…

The Closing of "Public Schools" in P. E. County has Disgrace the State of Virginia [1963 Farmville, Va. protests]
Students protest Prince Edward County public school closings, Main Street near courthouse, Farmville, Va., July 1963. Sandra "Sandy" Stokes in foreground. Second person in line is Everett Berryman, Jr. followed by Emerson Hunt.from VCU Libraries…

We Will Die For Our Civil Rights [1963 Farmville, Va. protests]
Protesters in front of J.J. Newberry, Main Street, Farmville, Va., July 1963. John Hicks carries sign in foreground; Isaac Dungee stands behind him.From VCU Libraries Freedom Now Project

Headquarters News Letter: National American Woman Suffrage Association
This headquarters newsletter was published by the National American Woman Suffrage Association in January 1917. it contains suffrage-related news and commentaries of the time.

It is Eleven Years Since the World War Broke. This Summer Peace Workers Will Agitate for "Law--Not War"
Publicity for the 1925 "Law--Not War" campaign of the National Council for Prevention of War. Includes information on purchasing "America First" posters, cards, and postcards.

Law Not War [broadside]
Broadside published by the National Council for Prevention of War (previous name, National Council for Reduction of Armaments)

No More War [broadside]
Broadside published by the National Council for Reduction of Armaments, Washington, D.C.

America First [postcard]
Postcard advertising the sale of posters, cards, and postcards printed with this anti-war message. Part of a campaign by the National Council for Prevention of War.Text: America FirstNot merely in matters material, but in things of the spirit.Not…

They Are Advancing
Pamphlet advocating for the Child Labor Amendment, passed in 1924, but never ratified.

It's God's league Uncle Sam -- Put US in where we belong [League of Nations poster]
Poster in support of joining the League of Nations. Uncle Sam considers adding a block labeled "United States of America" to the base of a tower representing the League of Nations. The Statue of Liberty stands atop the tower, and her torch shines…

Songs of the Workers: To Fan the Flames of Discontent. IWW Songs
Ths is the 34th edition of the Little Red Songbook, also known as I.W.W. Songs or Songs of the Industrial Workers of the World. The book is a compilation of tunes, hymns, and songs used by the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) to help build…

The Dark and Dangerous Side of Woman Suffrage [Anti-suffrage publication]
A large format publication which gathers quotations from feminists and supporters of suffrage. These quotations manifest the "dark and dangerous side of woman suffrage" which is argued to be a desire for social revolution.Subject headings for…

Woman's Bill of Rights: As introduced in the Virginia Legislature, 1922
This leaflet produced by the National Woman's Party, Virginia Branch, is a copy of the Woman's Bill of Rights, as introduced in the Virginia Legislature in 1922. "To provide that women shall have the same rights, privileges and immunities under the…