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Diary of Lieutenant John Freeman Shorter

Written by:
Lieutenant John Freeman Shorter, American, 1842 - 1865  Search this
Subject of:
Martin Robison Delany, American, 1812 - 1885  Search this
55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, American, 1863 - 1865  Search this
George Thompson Garrison, American, 1836 - 1904  Search this
Medium:
leather, graphite on paper, ink
Dimensions:
H x W x D (2014.118.1a Closed): 5 × 3 9/16 × 13/16 in. (12.7 × 9 × 2.1 cm)
H x W x D (2014.118.1a Open): 5 × 9 1/4 × 13/16 in. (12.7 × 23.5 × 2.1 cm)
H x W (2014.118.1b): 8 × 4 15/16 in. (20.3 × 12.5 cm)
H x W (2014.118.1c): 8 3/4 × 2 1/2 in. (22.2 × 6.4 cm)
Type:
diaries
Place used:
South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1865
Topic:
African American  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Communication  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Men  Search this
Military  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
United States Colored Troops  Search this
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number:
2014.118.1a-c
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.118.1a-c
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New Forms of Racism

Published by:
Unidentified  Search this
Written by:
Jarvis Tyner, American, born 1941  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 6 15/16 x 4 3/4 in. (17.7 x 12 cm)
Type:
speeches
Place printed:
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
August 17, 1976
Topic:
African American  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Oratory  Search this
Political organizations  Search this
Politics (Practical)  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the family of Dr. Maurice Jackson and Laura Ginsburg
Object number:
2010.55.72
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.55.72
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George L. Nelson papers

Creator:
Nelson, George L.  Search this
Names:
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear Feet
Culture:
Rappahannock  Search this
Powhatan  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Letters
Writings
Articles
Speeches
Date:
1920-1925
Summary:
The George L. Nelson papers consist of documents belonging to Chief Nelson and left in the posession of his daughter Waneta Swain. The bulk of these documents relate to the work done by Chief Nelson in establishing the Rappahannock Indian Association in 1922 and the activities that led to the recognition of the tribe as part of the larger Virginia Indians Powhatan Confederacy. Chief George L. Nelson was born and raised in Indian Neck, VA.
Scope and Contents:
The George L. Nelson papers consist of documents belonging to Chief Nelson and left in the possession of his daughter Waneta Swain. The bulk of these documents relate to the work done by Chief Nelson in establishing the Rappahannock Indian Association in 1921 and the activities that led to the recognition of the tribe as part of the larger Virginia Indians Powhatan Confederacy. These includes letters, speeches, notes and membership lists. These papers also include letters and articles from Frank Speck, an anthropologist from the University of Pennsylvania, who maintained a relationship with Nelson and his family. Additionally these records includes notes and documents written by Chief Nelson regarding the Racial Integrity act (Bill No. 68) which was enacted in 1924. There are three family photographs which were accompanied by a newspaper clipping announcing the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Nelson.
Arrangement:
This collection has been arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Biographical / Historical:
Chief George L. Nelson (Rappahannock) was born circa 1883 in Indian Neck, Virginia to parents Samuel and Virginia Nelson. A member of the Rappahannock community, Nelson began working to incorporate his tribe under the state laws of Virginia. The Rappahannock Indian Association was founded in 1921 with George Nelson as Chief. In the early 1920's anthropologist Frank Speck spent time among the Rappahannock photographing Nelson and other community members.

Nelson married Polena Sensenbaugh daughter to Simon and Louisa born 1888 in South Whitely, Indiana in 1908. They became acquainted while Nelson was on his way home following a trip around the world with the Navy. George and Polena had 11 children, six sons and five daughters and the family eventually moved to Millville, New Jersey. Nelson died in 1960 in Cumberland, New Jersey. Nelson's daughter Waneta Swain Ackerman (born Waneta Pocahontas Nelson) bequeathed her father's papers to the National Museum of the American Indian in 2005.

Speck, Frank. "The Rappahannock Indians of Virginia," Indian Notes and Monographs, Volume V, No. 3. Museum of the American Indian Heye Foundation, 1925.
Related Materials:
Photographs of Chief George Nelson and family were taken both by Frank Speck and Frederick Johnson in the 1920's and can be found in their photo collections.

Frank Gouldsmith Speck photograph collection (NMAI.AC.001.032) Frederick Johnson photograph collection (NMAI.AC.001.038)
Provenance:
The Chief George L. Nelson papers were donated to NMAI in 2005 by the Estate of Waneta P. Swain, daughter to Nelson, along with an outfit worn by Nelson which can be found in the object collections (NMAI Object 265403).
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).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Virginia  Search this
Race discrimination -- Law and legislation -- Virginia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters
Writings
Articles
Speeches
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); George L. Nelson Papers, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.018
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George L. Nelson papers
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-018
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Malcolm X Liberation University [Black Journal segment]

Title:
16mm motion picture of Malcolm X Liberation University [Black Journal segment]
Produced by:
St. Clair Bourne, American, 1943 - 2007  Search this
National Educational Television, American, 1954 - 1970  Search this
William Greaves, American, 1926 - 2014  Search this
Owned by:
Pearl Bowser, American, born 1931  Search this
Subject of:
Dr. Betty Shabazz, American, 1934 - 1997  Search this
Malcolm X, American, 1925 - 1965  Search this
Harambee Singers, American, founded 1966  Search this
Bernice Johnson Reagon, American, born 1942  Search this
Interview of:
Howard Fuller, American, born 1941  Search this
Medium:
16mm Film (a): acetate film;
Film Reel (b): metal;
Film Can (c): metal
Dimensions:
Duration: 10 Minutes
Length (Film): 320 Feet
Type:
motion pictures (information artifacts)
Place filmed:
Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1969
Topic:
African American  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Education  Search this
Film  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Television  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Pearl Bowser
Object number:
2012.79.1.68.1abc
Restrictions & Rights:
© National Educational Television
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Pearl Bowser Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Exhibition:
A Century in the Making
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse, C X06
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.79.1.68.1abc

Super Soul Comix No. 1

Written by:
Grass Green, American, 1939 - 2002  Search this
Published by:
Kitchen Sink Press, American, 1969 - 1999  Search this
Subject of:
Krupp Comic Works, American, 1970 - 1975  Search this
Medium:
ink on newsprint and paper (fiber product) with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 10 1/16 × 6 7/8 × 1/16 in. (25.5 × 17.4 × 0.2 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 10 1/16 × 13 1/2 × 1 3/16 in. (25.5 × 34.3 × 3 cm)
Type:
comic books
Place printed:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, North and Central America
Date:
October 1972
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Black power  Search this
Comics and graphic novels  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2019.22.11
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1972 by Grass Green. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.22.11
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We Shall Overcome: The March on Washington, August 28. 1963 [sound recording]

Performer:
King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Date:
1963
Topic:
Speeches, addresses, etc  Search this
Spoken word  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Civil rights movements  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Local number:
United Council for Civil Rights Leadership 1
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Listening only. No Duplication Allowed
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_356564

English with an accent : language, ideology, and discrimination in the United States / Rosina Lippi-Green

Author:
Lippi-Green, Rosina  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 286 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
Topic:
English language--Social aspects  Search this
English language--Political aspects  Search this
English language--Variation  Search this
Speech and social status  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Language policy  Search this
Discrimination  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_973860

Acetate Transfers: Jewish and World War II material [sound recording]

Performer:
Rayford, Julian Lee  Search this
Welles, Orson 1915-1985  Search this
Prince of Luxembourg  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Germans  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Germany
United States
New York
Luxembourg
Palestine
Topic:
Radio programs  Search this
World history  Search this
United States--History  Search this
Storytelling  Search this
Military music  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Discrimination  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Legends  Search this
Military  Search this
Local number:
FP-1994-CDR-0036
FLP 114682
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_344310

Enabling acts : the hidden story of how the Americans with Disabilities Act gave the largest US minority its rights / Lennard Davis

Author:
Davis, Lennard J. 1949-  Search this
Subject:
United States Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 289 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2015
Topic:
People with disabilities--Legal status, laws, etc  Search this
Discrimination against people with disabilities--Law and legislation  Search this
People with disabilities--Social conditions  Search this
People with disabilities--Services for  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1052252

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