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VCU_Rev James Franklin Main St Farmville July 29 1963 rsz.jpg
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…

VCU_Americans Do Not Practice What They Preach_Farmville Safeway 1963 alt rsz.jpg
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

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Photograph on postcard of a young African American woman named Annie Holland, standing in front of the Seventeenth Street Mission in Richmond, VA. Se wears a long dress with a jacket. Her hands are clasped behind her back. Notes on the front of the…

Beth Ahabah_National Socialist White Peoples Party_Boating not Busing flyer rsz.jpg
Anti-busing, anti-integration, anti-government flyer created by the National Socialist White Peoples Party (previously named the American Nazi Party) of Arlington, Va.Using violent antisemitic and racist speech, this flyer paints a dire picture of an…

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Bond, issued in 1917 in return for a donationof $1.00 toward the construction of Piedmont Sanatorium. The Piedmont Sanatorium was established in Burkeville, Virginia, in June, 1918. At that time, tuberculosis was one of the leading causes of death…

VCU_Closed Schools Constitute Catastrophe Farmville VA July 1963 rsz.jpg
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…

VCU_Dont Buy Segregation Farmville 1963 rsz.jpg
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,…

VCU_M 172 Box 5 Calvin T Lucy Education by Radio 1941 p23 rsz.jpg
From header, "A Bulletin to Promote the Use of Radio for Educational, Cultural, and Civic Purposes"A quarterly publication by The National Committee on Education in Radio. Committee members:Arthur G. Crane, ChairmanJames E. CummingsHarold G.…

VCU_M 9 Box 51 Elihu Root Warns the South_James Callaway rsz.jpg
Broadside publishing an essay by James Callaway, editor of the Macon Telegraph and an ardent anti-suffragist. Callaway quotes Senator William Borah: "The cornerstone of the very fabric of our system is the right of local self-government as to who…

Union PSem_Seventeenth St Mission 039 embroidery class rsz.jpg
Photograph of girls and young women from an embroidery class taught at the Seventeenth Street Mission, Richmond, VA.Caption on card: "An embroidery class taught by wife of a Pres[byterian] minister. All have recited C.Cat[echism] 145 q[uestions].…

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This broadside was issued by the Equal Suffrage League in about 1916. Southern suffragists were forced to respond to anti-suffrage groups who argued that if African American women gained the right to vote, white supremacy would be threatened.…

VCU_Rev Goodwin Douglas Clara Gibson Main St Farmville July 1963 rsz.jpg
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…

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Lucy Goode Brooks (1818–1900) and members of the Ladies Sewing Circle for Charitable Work established the Friends Asylum for Colored Orphans in 1871. These formerly enslaved women enlisted the support of the Cedar Creek Meeting Society of Friends…

Union PSem_Amer Nazi Rally flyer outside_MarchWash048 rsz.jpg
A flyer promoting an appearance by George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party, in Richmond, Virginia on July 4, 1963. The rally was to intended to motivate opposition to the March on Washington that would take place on August 28,…

VCU_M 342 Box 24 Rockwell Hatenanny H-1 SideA rsz.jpg
During the 1960s, George Lincoln Rockwell attempted to draw attention to the American Nazi Party (which he founded) by starting a small record label, named Hatenanny Records. The label released several 45 RPM singles, including recordings by a…

VCU_M296 Box 2 Voter Registration students 1959 rsz.jpg
Photograph of students from Luther Judson Price High School of Atlanta, Ga., prepare to register to vote. Caption attached to photograph: "18 year old high school students of Atlanta, Georgia as they embark by bus to register in the 1959 Voter…

VCU_M172 B1 f2 Harry F Byrd Sr_Congressional Record speech p1 rsz.jpg
Reprint of Senator Harry F. Byrd's speech as recorded in the United States of America, Congressional Record, Proceedings and Debates of the 87th Congress, First Session.

VCU_Interracial New Service v9 no5 Feb 1938 p1 rsz.jpg
A news digest published by the Department of Race Relations, Federal Council of Churches, New York, NY. The Federal Council of Churches was an ecumenical association of Protestant denominations in the United States founded in Philadelphia in 1908. It…

VCU_Interracial News Service v10 n1 Jan 1939 p1 rsz.jpg
A news digest published by the Department of Race Relations, Federal Council of Churches, New York, NY. The Federal Council of Churches was an ecumenical association of Protestant denominations in the United States founded in Philadelphia in 1908. It…

VCU_Interracial News Service v10 n6 p1 rsz.jpg
A news digest published by the Department of Race Relations, Federal Council of Churches, New York, NY. The Federal Council of Churches was an ecumenical association of Protestant denominations in the United States founded in Philadelphia in 1908. It…

VCU_Interracial News Service v9 n2 Feb 1938 p1 rsz.jpg
A news digest published by the Department of Race Relations, Federal Council of Churches, New York, NY. The Federal Council of Churches was an ecumenical association of Protestant denominations in the United States founded in Philadelphia in 1908.…

VCU_Interracial News Service v9 n4 June 1938 p1 rsz.jpg
A news digest published by the Department of Race Relations, Federal Council of Churches, New York, NY.The Federal Council of Churches was an ecumenical association of Protestant denominations in the United States founded in Philadelphia in 1908. It…

VCU_Interracial News Service v9 n3 April 1938 p1 rsz.jpg
A news digest published by the Department of Race Relations, Federal Council of Churches, New York, NY. The Federal Council of Churches was an ecumenical association of Protestant denominations in the United States founded in Philadelphia in 1908. It…

UMW_James Farmer image1608 cEdward Hollander_CORE rsz.jpg
Group of men, including James Farmer, during his second attempt to march to Montgomery, Alabama from Selma, Alabama. From left to right: Fred Shuttlesworth, Martin Luther King Jr., James Farmer, and James Forman. In the foreground: Andrew Young.

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James Farmer, founder of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Sign behind him reads, “END SEGREGATION ACROSS THE NATION."
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