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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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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 coplicated…

M 9 Box 48 ESL weekly program Richmond p1 rsz.jpg
This program announces the topics and speakers for the Equal Suffrage League of Richmond's weekly meetings between Thursday, January 8, 1914 and Thursday, April 2, 1914. Topics for these weekly meetings include "Woman Suffrage and Organized…

Valentine_Richmond Male Orphan Soc_Cook rsz.jpg
Boys standing outside the Richmond Male Orphan Society at Amelia and Meadow Streets, Richmond, Va. The Richmond Male Orphan Society began in 1846 when the director of the Female Humane Association was approached by a homeless boy begging for coins.…

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"

UH 630_S65_1914 Soldier Attention front cover crop rsz.jpg
World War I pamphlet warning soldiers of the effect of sexually transmitted diseases. From the William E. Blake Collection.

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…

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,'"…

Students sing outside Beulah AME Church Parsonage Aug 1963 rsz.jpg
Students sing outside Beulah AME Church Parsonage, Farmville, Va., August 1963, in protest of the closing of Prince Edward County Schools. Woman singing at left is Ernestine Land. Tony Reid stands at right.

M 9 B 55 Awakening postcard rsz.jpg
The Awakening. She's awakened, She is answering To the Call of all MANKIND; Then annul the Laws That Bind her, And the Customs That restrict her, Deny Her Not The greater service, For the Child, The Home, The State.Copyright 1912, and Published by…

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…
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