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VMHC_Broadside.1916.1VHS rsz.jpg
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 M 9 Box 239 f 242 ESL of VA parade float 1918 rsz.jpg
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…

M9 Box 230 Adele Clark_Errand Boys Child labor street permit crop rsz2.jpg
Child labor street permit. This pinback button for an errand boy was issued in 1929. Variant state seal with armored Virtus and mountains in the distance.

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…

Valentine_Female Humane Society_X_48_94_19 rsz.jpg
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…

OneVirginia2021 Free Our Districts bumper sticker rsz.jpg
Bumper sticker created by OneVirginia2021, an American civic non-profit organization founded to advocate for a non-partisan redistricting of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Formed in 2014, OneVirginia2021 is made up of people from across the political…

Valentine_FriendsAssoc_V_45_15_243 rsz.jpg
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…

M 9 Box 103 How Va Laws Discriminate Against Women p1 rsz.jpg
This leaflet entitled, "How Virginia Laws Discriminate Against Women," was compiled by Burnita Shelton Mathews, the Legal Research Secretary of the Legal Research Department of the National Woman's Party in 1922. As described on the back cover, this…

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.

Valentine Influenza Virus Vaccine_WHClark_I_V_85_37_2477 rsz.jpg
After the influenza virus was finally identified in 1933, researchers immediately started to develop a vaccine. The first flu vaccine was approved for U.S. military use in 1945 and for civilian use in 1946. Unfortunately, the flu has several types,…

Valentine_Klan parade Richmond Va July 1967 I_V_2017_83_161 rsz.jpg
Black and white photograph showing a woman wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood and a man wearing a military-style Klan outfit; the pair wave while riding in back of a vehicle in downtown Richmond, Va. Taken during a parade on Broad Street in…

Valentine_Ku Klux Klan Parade 1925 Richmond VA V_58_158_01 rsz.jpg
Wearing white robes and hoods, members of the Ku Klux Klan, a right-wing extremist organization, parade on Grace Street in Richmond circa 1925. This photograph was taken at the intersection of Grace and Fifth streets, just a few blocks from the…

Valentine_UKA member Richmond July 1967 I_V_2017_83_164 rsz.jpg
Black and white photograph showing a man wearing a military-style Ku Klux Klan outfit with Klan symbol on sleeve. The man was participating in a parade on Broad Street in Richmond, Va., in support of the Klan and possibly to drum up attendance at an…

Valentine_Ku Klux Klan Gathering_Henrico I_V_2017_83_159 rsz.jpg
Black and white photograph showing a Ku Klux Klan rally held near Darbytown Road in eastern Henrico County, Va. The rally, sponsored by the United Klans of America - Realm of Virginia, was held on July 4, 1967. The photograph shows a line of white…

OneVirginia2021 Let the people vote bumper sticker rsz.jpg
Bumper sticker created by OneVirginia2021, an American civic non-profit organization founded to advocate for a non-partisan redistricting of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Formed in 2014, OneVirginia2021 is made up of people from across the political…

VCU_M296 Box 2 fMississippi_John Brooks letter to Medgar Evers carbon May 20 1958 rsz.jpg
Carbon copy of letter from John M. Brooks, Director of Voter Registration, Virginia NAACP to Medgar W. Evers, Field Secretary, Mississippi NAACP. Sent 20 May 1958 in response to Evers' letter of 15 May 1958. Text: Mr. Medgar W. Evers 1072 Lynch…

VCU_M296 Box 2 fMississippi_Brooks letter July 7 1958 rsz.jpg
Letter of encouragement from John M. Brooks, NAACP Registration Director following a meeting he attended in Mississippi. Text -- Dear Friend: My meeting with you in Mississippi was an inspiration to me. It proved my belief that, "if people are…

VCU_M 277 Box11 Letter from LBJ to Eleanor Sheppard rsz.jpg
Letter to the Honorable Eleanor P. Sheppard, Mayor of Richmond, Virginia from President Lyndon Baines Johnson. February 10, 1964. This letter accompanied the President's Commission on Registration and Voting Participation "Report on Registration and…

VCU_M 9 Box 51 Alabama Male Associates Opposed to Womans Suffrage ESL_041 rsz.jpg
Letter from Martin L. Calhoun, Secretary Treasurer of the Alabama Male Association Opposed to Woman's Suffrage dated 15 August 1919. The letter was sent to the Hon. H. D. Dillard (of Franklin County, Va.), General Assembly, Richmond, Va. Calhoun is…

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

VCU_Darwyn White outside Grants_Farmville Shopping Center 8_24_1963 rsz.jpg
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.…

VCU_No One is Free Until We All Are Free Farmville 1963 rsz.jpg
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

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…

Valentine_BethSholom_V_66_10_282 rsz.jpg
Nurse Lucille Meador walks through the snow wearing snowshoes at the Beth Sholom Home of Virginia, 5729 Fitzhugh Avenue, Henrico County, Virginia The Beth Sholom Home of Virginia opened in 1945 as Virginia’s first Jewish nursing home. Originally…

VCU_M 306 Box2 f8 Pilgrimage of prayer for public schools 1959 rsz.jpg
Broadside advertising A Pilgrimage of Prayer for Public Schools, January 1, 1959 in Richmond, Va. Text: Martin Luther King joins your Religious and Civic Leaders in Urging All Virginians to Come to Richmond in A Pilgrimage For Public Schools on…
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