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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_Sandy Stokes Main St Farmville July 1963 rsz.jpg
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…

VCU_We Will Die for Our Civil Rights_John Hicks rsz.jpg
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

M 9 Box 48 Southern States Jefferson Hotel program p1 rsz.jpg
This program is for the Southern States Woman Suffrage Conference Second Annual Convention, held at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, VA from December 11, 1915 to December 13, 1915.The back cover displays a poem entitled "The Suffragists' 'America,'"…

Woman Citizen Oct 30 1920 cover rsz.jpg
Woman Citizen published just days before the first presidential election in which women could vote. Shown here: Campaign advertisement for the Democratic party ticket for the 1920 presidential election (James R. Cox and Franklin D. Roosevelt) "Let's…

Woman Citizen Dec 20 1919 Help I cant keep it down.jpg
"Help! I Can't Keep it Down" cover cartoon by Charles H. Winner Article , "Noted Virginian for the F. S. A." reports on Colonel H. W. Anderson writing to the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia in support of ratification of the Federal Suffrage…

M 9 Box 98 Cooperative Education Assoc of Va pamphlet cover rsz.jpg
Promotional pamphlet for the work of the Cooperative Education Association of Virginia. Includes reprints of commendations from Wesmoreland Davis, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia; Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior; E.C. Lindeman,…

VCU_M 9 B 55 Linked together by the Law suffrage postcard rsz.jpg
Oversized postcard illustrated by May Wilson Preston, 1911 (signed). Image Description: Editorial cartoon captioned, "LINKED TOGETHER BY THE LAW" shows a convict, a woman, a child, and an intellectually disabled man standing in a row, shackled…

VCU_TML_Influenza placard 1919.jpg
Public health information graphic furnished by The Virginia State Board of Health. "PLEASE POST: Council of National Defense, C.R. Keiley, Federal Field Secretary"

VCU_M342 Box 13 Rockwell for Gov flyer rsz NO AD.jpg
Two-sided campaign leaflet for George Lincoln Rockwell's 1965 gubernatorial campaign. One side appears to originate from Rockwell's organization, the American Nazi Party, and includes an advertisement for Hatenanny Records.The reverse contains a…

M333 Box 1 Please I dont want to leave them VA Planned Parenthood.jpg
Pamphlet describing the work of the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood. Cover art by Corporal Percy Lee. "This Mother is Dying Because She Wasn't Well Enough to Have Her Last Baby Perhaps she was already exhausted from too frequent or complicated…

VCU_M 9 Box 81 fInterracial Commission_ Va Membership p1 rsz.jpg
List of members and the organizations they represented in the Virginia Commission on Interracial Cooperation. Dr. R.E. Blackwell was the Virginia Chairman of this group. The parent organization, the Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC), was…

VCU_M9 B233 Anti suffrage arguments Danger socialism rsz2.jpg
A single-sided handbill published by the Virginia Association Opposed to Woman's Suffrage. The handbill argues that woman suffrage will lead to socialism and the destruction of the Christian family and the holding of private property. See also "The…

VCU_M 9 Box 51 AG Clark_Anti Suffrage VA Anti Suffrage Arguments rsz.jpg
Handbill from the Virginia Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage articulating arguments against giving women the right to vote. The Association give several reasons why suffrage will not help working women. The VAOWS was a group of women opposed to…

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This 1933 booklet provides “a list of persons in Jefferson Ward in the City of Richmond, who have paid their State Poll Taxes.” Poll taxes were enacted by many southern states after Reconstruction to suppress African American voting. Such taxes…

VMHC_Broadside.1866.13_VHS rsz.jpg
This 1866 broadside, issued by members of the African American community in Richmond, intended to clarify their plans to celebrate not the fall of the Confederacy, but rather the first anniversary of emancipation. When Richmond fell into the hands of…

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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…

VMHC_Broadside.1944.4VHS rsz.jpg
In 1944, military leaders struggled to maintain troop levels as casualties mounted in World War II. The Navy Women’s Reserve Act, signed into law in 1942, authorized women to become part of the group called Women Accepted for Volunteer…

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World War I pamphlet warning soldiers of the effect of sexually transmitted diseases.

Union PSem_SCLC Sept 1963 p1 MarchWash036 rsz.jpg
Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) newsletter published weeks after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The newsletter reports on the March and also reports on the upcoming 7th Annual conference to take place at Virginia Union…

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The Memorial Foundation for Children’s story began in 1805, when a homeless girl supposedly presented herself at the door of Jean Moncure Wood, wife of Governor James E. Wood. Realizing that the city lacked a shelter for needy girls, Mrs. Wood…

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This is a publication of the anti-busing Save Over Neighborhood Schools, Inc., (SONS) organization. In the 1970 case, Bradley v. Richmond School Board, Judge Robert Merhige, Jr., ordered limited citywide busing in order to integrate Richmond,…

VCU_M342 Box 13_Rockwell for Gov booklet cover rsz.jpg
Multi-page flyer outlining the reasons why white Democrats and Republicans of the Commonwealth of Virginia should unite and vote for White Constitutional Candidate, George Lincoln Rockwell. Rockwell, the founder and head of the American Nazi Party,…

Anti school busing motorcade P_74_11_18m_rsz.jpg
Black and white photograph of a Richmond-based anti-busing motorcade passing through Washington, D.C. on 2nd Street behind the U.S. Supreme Court building. A policeman walks beside two cars.On February 17, 1972, nearly 3,300 cars traveled in a…

VMHC_Broadside.1977.9_v1_VHS rsz.jpg
This broadside advertises a support rally for gay and lesbian civil rights that was held October 8, 1977. Activists organized the rally in Monroe Park to protest a concert given at the University of Richmond by Anita Bryant, the popular entertainer…
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