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Race Relations Institute, Fisk University

Collection Creator:
National Congress of American Indians  Search this
Extent:
2 Photographs
Container:
Folder 296
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Date:
1955
Scope and Contents:
Pictured: Madeline White Eagle, Helen Peterson
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadbast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Collection Title, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Congress of American Indians records
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-010-ref9851

Institute on Race Relations Records

Names:
Institute on Race Relations (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
0.03 Linear feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pamphlets
Newsletters
Fliers (printed matter)
Clippings
Correspondence
Date:
circa 1943-1951
Summary:
The collection, which dates from 1943 to 1951 and measures .03 linear feet, documents the inner workings of the Institute on Race Relations. The collection is comprised of newsletters, meeting minutes, advertisements and professional correspondence.
Scope and Contents:
The Institute on Race Relations records measure .03 linear feet and date from circa 1943 to 1951. The records contains clippings, correspondence, fliers, newsletters and pamphlets relating to or issued by the Institute on Race Relations. Some of the material was published in African-American newspapers, including the Washington Afro and the Washington Star.
Arrangement:
The records are arranged into three Series:

Series 1: Correspondence, Series 2: Publicity and Series 3: Minutes.
Biographical / Historical:
The Institute on Race relations existed from 1943-1951 in Washington, DC. It was created as a means to circumvent the rising tide of segregation and discrimination in America. Attacking discriminatory practices and Jim Crowism, members of the Institute advocated for education and non-violent demonstrations that incorporated interracial relationships in order to foster greater economic and political achievement in the United States. Led by Tomlinson Todd, acting director of the Institute and creator of "Americans All" radio program, the Institute remained one of the most profound advocacy organization for change in 20th century America.

President-elect Tomlinson Todd fervently took up the cause of non-violent action by persuading members of the importance of education reform and on utilizing political empowerment strategies. Through the creation of his "Americans All" radio program, which aired in DC from 1946-1962, Todd had been able to foster a dialogue between people from various backgrounds and initiate the discussion concerning segregation and racial discrimination in America. By informing members on the significance of the theory of complete integration, he sought to shed light on the success of non-violent action, and to convince the American public of its importance in the fight against racial subordination. The Institute on Race Relations also focused on the equal treatment of African American soldiers in the U.S military. In locating areas where Black soldiers had been denied access, the Institute became a spokesperson for shedding light on their heroic deeds, and highlighted their contributions to the war effort.

Fighting for the rights of the underprivileged until his death in 1987, Tomlinson Todd became known as a civil rights agitator, and one of the great proponents of non-violent direct action. Mr. Todd was credited for discovering the lost laws of 1872 which had forbidden restaurants and entertainment industries from serving African Americans after the Civil War. In bringing these laws to the attention of the Corporation Counsel's office, Tomlinson Todd was able to reverse the practice, and to make discrimination against African Americans in public places a federal offense. His efforts led to the desegregation of restaurants that began to take place in the 1950s.

Tomlinson Todd, who suffered a heart attack in D.C. at the age of 76, was survived by no children.
Related Materials:
Additional Institute on Race Relations materials are located within the Henry P. Whitehead collection at the Anacostia Community Museum Archives.
Provenance:
This material was donated to the Anacostia Community Museum on June 11,1990 by Henry P. Whitehead.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
The Institute on Race Relations records are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
Civil rights movements -- United States  Search this
Race relations -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pamphlets
Newsletters
Fliers (printed matter)
Clippings
Correspondence
Citation:
Institute on Race Relations records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Henry P. Whitehead.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-077
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Official Duties, Personnel (see also oversized, Box 162), Air Force Negro Personnel Policies

Collection Creator:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Collection, Acc. 1992.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Program for a college football game between Wilberforce and Tuskegee, 1944

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Tuskegee Institute, American, founded 1881  Search this
Wilberforce University, American, founded 1856  Search this
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, founded 1908  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
Type:
souvenir programs
Place depicted:
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Date:
October 20, 1944
Topic:
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Education  Search this
Football  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2012.31.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.31.5
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Digital image of police officers in riot gear

Photograph by:
Jermaine Gibbs, American  Search this
Subject of:
Freddie Gray, American, 1990 - 2015  Search this
Baltimore Police Department  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
H x W: 3280pixels × 4298pixels
Type:
digital images
digital media - born digital
Place captured:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 25, 2015
Topic:
African American  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jermaine Gibbs
Object number:
2016.61.3
Restrictions & Rights:
© Jermaine Gibbs
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Jermaine Johnson/Gibbs Photography Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.61.3

Digital image of a police officer in riot gear

Photograph by:
Jermaine Gibbs, American  Search this
Subject of:
Freddie Gray, American, 1990 - 2015  Search this
Baltimore Police Department  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
H x W: 3280pixels × 4298pixels
Type:
digital images
digital media - born digital
Place captured:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 25, 2015
Topic:
African American  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jermaine Gibbs
Object number:
2016.61.4
Restrictions & Rights:
© Jermaine Gibbs
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Jermaine Johnson/Gibbs Photography Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.61.4

Digital image of a young boy engaging with police officers

Photograph by:
Jermaine Gibbs, American  Search this
Subject of:
Freddie Gray, American, 1990 - 2015  Search this
Baltimore Police Department  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
H x W: 3280pixels × 4298pixels
Type:
digital images
digital media - born digital
Place captured:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 25, 2015
Topic:
African American  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jermaine Gibbs
Object number:
2016.61.5
Restrictions & Rights:
© Jermaine Gibbs
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Jermaine Johnson/Gibbs Photography Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.61.5

The Human Relations Council of Greater New Haven presents In white America

Creator:
Human Relations Council of Greater New Haven  Search this
Subject:
Shahn, Ben  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1965 Apr. 21
Topic:
Race relations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13207
See more items in:
Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990, bulk 1933-1970
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13207
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In black and white; an interpretation of southern life, by L. H. Hammond ... with an introduction by James H. Dillard

Author:
Hammond, Lily Hardy 1859-1925  Search this
Physical description:
244 p. front., plates, port. groups. 20 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
United States
Date:
1914
[c1914]
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Call number:
E185.61 .H22X
E185.61.H22X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_124205

Black and white in the southern states; a study of the race problem in the United States from a South African point of view, by Maurice S. Evans ..

Author:
Evans, Maurice S (Maurice Smethurst) 1854-1920  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 299 p. fold. map. 24 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
United States
Date:
1915
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Call number:
E185.61.E92X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_199792

Frederick Douglass Patterson papers

Creator:
Patterson, Frederick D. (Frederick Douglass), 1901-1988  Search this
Names:
Phelps-Stokes Fund  Search this
Tuskegee Institute  Search this
United Negro College Fund  Search this
Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943  Search this
Moton, Robert Russa, 1867-1940  Search this
Patterson, Frederick D. (Frederick Douglass), 1901-1988  Search this
Extent:
18.66 Linear feet (21 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Diplomas
Notebooks
Articles
Manuscripts
Photographic prints
Ephemera
Scrapbooks
Newsletters
Awards
Photographs
Invitations
Legal documents
Programs
Correspondence
Clippings
Date:
1882 - 1988
Summary:
President of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute (later Tukegee Institute; now Tuskegee University) from 1935 - 1953 and founder of the United Negro College Fund (1944). Patterson was born on October 10, 1901. Orphaned at age two, he was raised by his eldest sister, Wilhelmina (Bess), a school teacher in Texas. He studied at Iowa State College, where he received a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1923 and a master of science degree in 1927. Five years later, he was awarded a second doctorate degree from Cornell University. Patterson taught veterinary science for four years at Virginia State College, where he was also Director of Agriculture. His tenure at Tuskegee University started in 1928 and spanned almost 25 years, first as head of the veterinary division, then as the director of the School of Agriculture and finally as Tuskegee's third president. He married Catherine Elizabeth Moton, daughter of Tuskegee University's second president, Dr. Robert R. Moton. Patterson also founded the School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee in 1944, the same year he founded the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). The UNCF continues today as a critical source of annual income for a consortium of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tuskegee University among them.
Scope and Content note:
The Frederick Douglass Patterson Collection comprises 18.66 linear feet of correspondence, manuscripts, research material, published writings, photographs, audiovisual material, scrapbooks, diplomas, awards, and other materials chronicling the personal life and professional career of Frederick D. Patterson.

The collection is comprised of glimpses into the life of Dr. Patterson. The little correspondece that survived is located in Series 2: Career, Series 3: Correspondence, and Series 4: Organizations. Some of the correspondence takes the form of congratulatory notes from 1953 during Patterson's transfer from Tuskegee Institute to the Phelps-Stokes Fund, located in Series 2. There is also a personal note sent to Patterson's wife, Catherine Patterson, from George Washington Carver in which he describes peanut oil as a good massage oil.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged by series and chronologically therein:

1. Biography: This series provides insight into Patterson's family life through primary documents. It is comprised of family wills, insurance policies, and his autobiography. Sub-series are arranged alphabetically by title.

2. Career: This series contains materials from Patterson's long professional career in the field of higher education, including his tenure as present of both the Tuskegee Institute and the Phelps-Stokes Fund. Sub-series are arranged chronologically.

3. Correspondence: This series contains letters sent to Patterson (and his wife) of a personal and professional nature. Several letters relate to Patterson's personal business "Signs and Services," which was a small billboard advertising company. There are also letters from George Washington Carver. The series is arranged chronologically. 4. Organizations: This series contains material from the various foundations Patterson founded and to which he belonged, including the R.R. Moton Fund and the College Endowment Funding Plan. He is especially noted for developing the United Negro College Fund. The series is organized alphabetically by sub-series title.

5. Honors: This series contains the awards, citations, and resolutions Patterson received during his lifetime. Folders are organized chronologically. 6. Subject Files: This series comprises articles, employee vitas, and other documents collected and organized by Patterson. Among the subjects in the files are higher education, Negroes, segregation, civil rights, and employee records. There is no key to this system.

7. Photographs: The Photograph series mostly documents Patterson's tenure at Tuskegee University. The series includes images of Patterson and various other notable figures during formal functions at the university. Noteworthy personalities include George Washington Carver, Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt, and President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana.

8. Printed Materials: This series contains books, programs, and other documents from Patterson's personal collection. The series is organized alphabetically by author's last name.
Biographical note:
Frederick Douglass Patterson was born on October 10, 1901 to parents William and Mamie Brooks Patterson, in the Buena Vista Heights area of Anacostia in Washington, D.C. The youngest of six children, Patterson's parents died of tuberculosis before he reached the age of two years, his mother when he was eleven months old and his father a year later. Following his parents' death, the Patterson children were split up and sent to live in the homes of family and friends as stipulated in his father's last will and testament until he was seven years old, Patterson lived in the Anacostia area with a family friend he called "Aunt Julia."

When he was seven years old, Patterson's older sister Bess (a recent graduate of the Washington Conservatory of Music) decided to seek employment in Texas and took him with her. Many of their parents' family still lived in the state, which allowed Patterson the opportunity to spend months with various aunts and uncles, while his sister taught music throughout the South. After completing eighth grade, Patterson joined his sister at the Prairie View Normal School, where she taught music and directed the choir. Patterson attended the school for four years, during which time he developed an interest in veterinary medicine.

In 1920, Patterson enrolled at Iowa State College as a veterinary student. He graduated in 1923 and moved to Columbus, Ohio, to join his brother John. While there, he took the Ohio State Board exam for Veterinary Medicine. Although he became certified, a lack of money prevented him from practicing. Four years later he received a teaching offer from Virginia State College (VSC) in Petersburg, Virginia, which afforded him the opportunity to work within his profession. While at VSC Patterson took a leave of absence and returned to Iowa, in 1926, to pursue a Master's degree in veterinary medicine.

After five years at VSC, the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute offered Patterson a position running the veterinarian hospital and teaching veterinary science. He moved to Tuskegee, Alabama in 1928. While at Tuskegee, Patterson decided to pursue a Ph.D. in bacteriology at Cornell University. During his year and a half leave from Tuskegee, Patterson completed his coursework and wrote his dissertation. After he returned to Tuskegee, a serial killer murdered three people, including the head of the Department of Agriculture. Confronted with this tragedy, school officials quickly offered Patterson the vacant position, which he accepted in 1934.

Robert R. Moton, second president of Tuskegee, retired in 1935 and a search was soon commenced to find the next president for the school. Patterson, in the meantime, pursued more personal matters when he met and married Catherine Moton (with whom he would have a son) in June 1935. By then he was already hired to take his now, father-in-law's, position as President of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute.

As president of Tuskegee, Patterson made several changes and many additions to the institution. He increased faculty housing for professors; integrated the Board of Trustees' meeting meals and eventually arranged for both balck and white members to eat at one table; shortened the name to Tuskegee Institute; and established the Department of Commercial Dietetics in 1935, the veterinary medicine program in 1942, and the engineering program in 1948. While many considered Patterson's changes important achievements, it was his development of the Commercial/Military Aviation Program that would bring the school distinction and fame.

Patterson first attempted to develop the aviation program in 1939. The government fostered the development of such programs by subsiding the expenses. All a university had to do was present able-bodied instructors and willing pupils. Tuskegee had both. By 1940 the United States Air Force was interested in integrating its forces. In order to do this they needed trained black pilots. Tuskegee was the perfect place to provide the needed pilots since the school was situated in an all-black environment where students could concentrate on learning to fly without having to worry about racist reactions from their fellow classmates. To accommodate this program, the Tuskegee Army Air Base was created. Tuskegee pilots flew missions throughout World War II and would later be recognized for their bravery.

An important part of Patterson's duties as president was fund-raising. By 1943 he found it increasingly difficult to find ample sources of funds to run the Institute. He came to realize Tuskegee and similar black colleges would benefit if they pooled their funding resources and asked for larger amounts of money from philanthropic individuals and organizations as a collective. Working together would cut fund-raising expenses; this in turn would leave more money for the colleges to use as they wished. Patterson named his new creation the United Negro College Fund (UNCF); it would go on to raise millions of dollars for the nation's historically black colleges. He served as the first president of the organization.

During the fifteen years Patterson served as president of Tuskegee, he hosted many famous personalities, including W.E.B. DuBois, Mary McLeod Bethune, Eleanor Roosevelt, Duke Ellington, Paul Robeson, Pearl Buck, and Andre Segovia. He developed a lasting relationship with George Washington Carver, who had been a professor with Tuskegee since the days of Booker T. Washington.

Patterson served on many organizational boards in addition to his educational work. His involvement with the Phelps-Stokes Fund would ultimately lead Patterson to leave his beloved Tuskegee Institute to apply his educational philosophies on a broader scale. In 1953 the Fund approached Patterson and offered him the presidency of the organization. Patterson, feeling he needed a change, accepted the offer. He resigned from Tuskegee that same year and moved to New York to begin a new life.

Organized in 1911, the Phelps-Stokes Fund supported African, African American, and Native American education and worked on solving housing problems in New York City. Patterson's interest in African education began before he joined Phelps-Stokes. In 1950 the World Bank/International Bank Commission to Nigeria hired him to "evaluate the resources of Nigeria and…to study the educational programs and the organizational structure of advanced education." Through his work with the Fund he continued his efforts to improve the educational opportunities for Africans and help them move beyond colonialism. Patterson traveled extensively throughout the west coast of Africa in support of these goals.

In addition to forming the UNCF, Patterson created two other organizations (the Robert R. Moton Institute and the College Endowment Funding Plan), during the mid 1960s and 1970s. Each was designed to improve funding efforts for historically black colleges. The Robert R. Moton institute began as an off-shoot of the Phelps-Stokes as a site for conferences to address the Fund's primary concerns. Patterson's idea for the Institute came from a desire to put to use a piece of property inherited after Moton's death. Empathy with the frustrations of college presidents regarding the restricted funding for institutional expenses led Patterson to create the College Endowment Funding Plan. The Endowment was designed to alleviate this situation by providing matching funds to eligible colleges. The Endowment made its first payment in 1978. Unfortunately, by the 1980s, the Moton Institute lost most of its government funding due to federal cutbacks. This resulted in reductions to the Institute's programming.

It was not until Patterson was well into his eighties that he began to retire from his life of public service. On June 23, 1987, President Ronald Reagan presented Dr. Patterson with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest possible honor that can be bestowed upon a civilian, for his service in higher education and his role in creating funding sources for the nation's historically black colleges. A year later Frederick Douglass Patterson died at the age of eighty-seven.

Honorary Degrees

undated -- Xavier University

1941 -- Virginia State College

1941 -- Wilberforce University

1953 -- Morehouse College

1956 -- Tuskegee Institute

1961 -- New York University

1966 -- Edward Waters College

1967 -- Atlanta University

1969 -- Franklin and Marshall College

1970 -- Virginia Union University

1975 -- Bishop College

1977 -- St. Augustine's College

1982 -- Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

1984 -- Stillman College

1985 -- Payne College

Distinctions

undated -- Association for the Study of Negro Life and History Carter

undated -- The Southern Education Foundation, Inc. Distinguished Service Citation

undated -- The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and Texas Association of Developing Colleges Annual Leadership Awards

1950 -- Christian Education department, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Inc. Citation for Distinguished Service

1953 -- Bethune-Cookman College, the Mary McLeod Bethune Medallion

1953 -- John A. Andrew Clinical Society at Tuskegee Institute, Citation for Distinguished Service in the Cause of Humanity

1953 -- Tuskegee Institute, Certificate of Appreciation for 25 Years of Service

1957 -- Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Beta Lamda Sigma Chapter, Bigger and Better Business Award

1960 -- National Alumni Council of the UNCF, Inc. Award

1963 -- National Business League, Booker T. Washington Award

1965 -- Booker T. Washington Business Association, Certificate of Acknowledgement

1970 -- Moton Conference Center Award

1970 -- Tuskegee National Alumni Association, R.R. Moton Award

1972 -- American College Public Relations Association, 1972 Award for Distinguished Service to Higher Education

1972 -- UNCF F.D. Patterson 71st Birthday Award

1975 -- National Business League, Booker T. Washington Symbol of Service Award

1976 -- Phelps-Stokes Fund, Continuous Creative and Courageous Leadership in the Cause of Higher Education for Blacks

1977 -- Yale Alumni Associates of Afro-America, Distinguished Service Award

1979 -- Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation Inc., Distinguished Educator Award

1979 -- Tuskegee Institute Alumni Association Philadelphia Charter Award

1980 -- The Iowa State University Alumni Association, Distinguished Achievement Citation

1980 -- Gary Branch NAACP Life Membership Fight for Freedom Dinner 1980, Roy Wilkins Award

1980 -- State of Alabama Certificate of Appreciation

1982 -- St. Luke's United Methodist Church Achievement Award

1983 -- Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., Distinguished Service Award

1984 -- Booker T. Washington Foundation, Booker T. Washington Distinguished Service Award

1984 -- The Ohio State University Office of Minority Affairs, Distinguished Humanitarian and Service Award

1985 -- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, Eta Zeta Lamda Chapter Civic Award

1985 -- United States, Private Sector Initiative Commendation

1987 -- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc of New York State, Founders Day Award

1987 -- Presidential Medal of Freedom

1987 -- Brag Business Achievement Award

1987 -- Phelps-Stokes Fund, Aggrey Medal

Public Service

1941-1971 -- Southern Educational Foundation, Inc., Board Member

1943-1988 -- United Negro College Fund, Founder, President, and Member

1960s-1988 -- Robert R. Moton Memorial Institute, Founder

1970s-1988 -- The College Endowment Funding Plan, Founder

undated -- American National Red Cross, Board of Governors Member

undated -- Boys Scouts of America, National Council Member

undated -- Citizens Committee for the Hoover Report on Reorganization of Federal Government, Board Member

undated -- Institute of International Education, Advisory committee Member

undated -- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Life Member

undated -- National Business League, President and Board Member

undated -- National Urban League, National Committee Member

undated -- Phelps-Stokes Fund, Board of Trustees Member

undated -- President's Commission on Higher Education for Negroes

undated -- Southern Regional Education, Board of Control Member
Related Materials:
Additional biographical materials in the Dale/Patterson Collection of the Anacostia Community Museum Archives.

This collection contains artifacts catalogued in the ACM Objects Collection.
Provenance:
The Frederick Douglass Patterson papers were donated to the Anacostia Community Museum in 2001 by Frederick Douglass Patterson, Jr.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
The Frederick Douglass Patterson papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
Universities and colleges -- Administration  Search this
African Americans -- Education (Higher)  Search this
African American universities and colleges  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diplomas
Notebooks
Articles
Manuscripts
Photographic prints
Ephemera
Scrapbooks
Newsletters
Awards
Photographs
Invitations
Legal documents
Programs
Correspondence
Clippings
Citation:
Frederick Douglass Patterson papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Frederick Douglass Patterson, Jr.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-010
See more items in:
Frederick Douglass Patterson papers
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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ead_collection:sova-acma-06-010
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Untitled

Created by:
Joe Schwartz, American, 1913 - 2013  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Date:
1980s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Photography  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Joe Schwartz and Family
Object number:
2010.74.177
Restrictions & Rights:
© Joe Schwartz
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
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The Negro: His Future in America

Published by:
The New Republic, American, founded 1914  Search this
Written by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, metal
Dimensions:
H x W: 12 3/16 x 8 9/16 in. (31 x 21.7 cm)
Type:
periodicals
Date:
October 18, 1943
Topic:
African American  Search this
Race relations  Search this
United States--History--1933-1945  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Joele and Fred Michaud
Object number:
2013.239.17
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© The New Republic. Permission required for use.
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Created by:
Joe Schwartz, American, 1913 - 2013  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Child or Children  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 9 13/16 x 9 3/8 in. (25 x 23.8 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 13 15/16 x 10 7/8 in. (35.4 x 27.6 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Fulton Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1940s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Children  Search this
Photography  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Joe Schwartz and Family
Object number:
2010.74.82
Restrictions & Rights:
© Joe Schwartz
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Media Arts-Photography
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.74.82

Digital image of protesters cleaning the streets of Baltimore

Photograph by:
Jermaine Gibbs, American  Search this
Subject of:
Freddie Gray, American, 1990 - 2015  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
H x W: 3280pixels × 4928pixels
Type:
digital images
digital media - born digital
Place captured:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 28, 2015
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Justice  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jermaine Gibbs
Object number:
2016.61.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© Jermaine Gibbs
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Collection title:
Jermaine Johnson/Gibbs Photography Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.61.1

Digital image of a Jaden Powell holding a placard

Photograph by:
Jermaine Gibbs, American  Search this
Subject of:
Freddie Gray, American, 1990 - 2015  Search this
Jaden Powell  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
H x W: 4928pixels × 3280pixels
Type:
portraits
digital images
digital media - born digital
Place captured:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 25, 2015
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Justice  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jermaine Gibbs
Object number:
2016.61.10
Restrictions & Rights:
© Jermaine Gibbs
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Jermaine Johnson/Gibbs Photography Collection
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Media Arts-Photography
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.61.10

Digital image of a protester holding a Black Lives Matter sign

Photograph by:
Jermaine Gibbs, American  Search this
Subject of:
Freddie Gray, American, 1990 - 2015  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
H x W: 3280pixels × 4298pixels
Type:
digital images
digital media - born digital
Place captured:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 25, 2015
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Justice  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jermaine Gibbs
Object number:
2016.61.11
Restrictions & Rights:
© Jermaine Gibbs
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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Jermaine Johnson/Gibbs Photography Collection
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Media Arts-Photography
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.61.11

Digital image of a crowd of protesters at Baltimore War Memorial

Photograph by:
Jermaine Gibbs, American  Search this
Subject of:
Freddie Gray, American, 1990 - 2015  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
H x W: 3280pixels × 4298pixels
Type:
digital images
digital media - born digital
Place captured:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 25, 2015
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Justice  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jermaine Gibbs
Object number:
2016.61.12
Restrictions & Rights:
© Jermaine Gibbs
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Jermaine Johnson/Gibbs Photography Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.61.12

Digital image of Baltimore residents cleaning

Photograph by:
Jermaine Gibbs, American  Search this
Subject of:
Freddie Gray, American, 1990 - 2015  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
H x W: 4016pixels × 6016pixels
Type:
digital images
digital media - born digital
Place captured:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 28, 2015
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Justice  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jermaine Gibbs
Object number:
2016.61.13
Restrictions & Rights:
© Jermaine Gibbs
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Jermaine Johnson/Gibbs Photography Collection
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Media Arts-Photography
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.61.13

Digital image of protesters linking arms

Photograph by:
Jermaine Gibbs, American  Search this
Subject of:
Freddie Gray, American, 1990 - 2015  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
H x W: 4016pixels × 6016pixels
Type:
digital images
digital media - born digital
Place captured:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 25, 2015
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Justice  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jermaine Gibbs
Object number:
2016.61.16
Restrictions & Rights:
© Jermaine Gibbs
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Jermaine Johnson/Gibbs Photography Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.61.16

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