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Playbill for Topdog/Underdog

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Edited by:
Judy Samuelson  Search this
Subject of:
Suzan-Lori Parks, American, born 1963  Search this
George Costello Wolfe, American, born 1954  Search this
Mos Def, American, born 1973  Search this
Jeffrey Wright, American, born 1965  Search this
Ambassador Theatre, American, founded 1928  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 8 7/16 × 5 3/8 × 1/16 in. (21.5 × 13.6 × 0.2 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 8 7/16 × 10 1/2 × 11/16 in. (21.5 × 26.7 × 1.8 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
March 2002
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Families  Search this
Poverty  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Theatre companies  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kathleen M. Kendrick
Object number:
2015.64.13
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Taking the Stage
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5992d63b2-db1b-4fd0-b62f-3a167cb61179
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.64.13
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Playbill for A Raisin in the Sun with insert essay ‘Sweet Lorraine'

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Written by:
James Baldwin, American, 1924 - 1987  Search this
Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Edited by:
Blake Ross  Search this
Subject of:
Lorraine Hansberry, American, 1930 - 1965  Search this
Kenny Leon, American, born 1956  Search this
Denzel Washington, American, born 1954  Search this
LaTanya Richardson Jackson, American, born 1949  Search this
Sophie Okonedo, British, born 1968  Search this
Ethel Barrymore Theatre, American, founded 1928  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (2015.64.14.1 Closed): 8 9/16 × 5 3/8 × 3/16 in. (21.7 × 13.7 × 0.5 cm)
H x W x D (2015.64.14.1 Open): 8 9/16 × 10 3/8 × 7/8 in. (21.7 × 26.3 × 2.2 cm)
H x W x D (2015.64.14.2 Closed): 9 × 4 1/4 (22.8 × 10.8 × 0.1 cm)
H x W x D (2015.64.14.2 Open): 9 × 12 5/8 × 1 in. (22.8 × 32 × 2.5 cm)
L x W (2015.64.14.3): 9 1/16 × 4 1/16 in. (23 × 10.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Date:
April 2014
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Families  Search this
Poverty  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Theatre companies  Search this
Tragedy (Theatre)  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kathleen M. Kendrick
Object number:
2015.64.14.1-.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Taking the Stage
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56bcb8360-0dcf-45bb-baf3-3795638a0ac4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.64.14.1-.3

Henry Ossawa Tanner letter to Eunice Tietjens

Creator:
Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1859-1937  Search this
Tietjens, Eunice, 1884-1944  Search this
Subject:
Tanner, Henry Ossawa  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1914 May 25
Topic:
Race discrimination  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7211
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Henry Ossawa Tanner papers, 1860s-1978, bulk 1890-1937
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_7211
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Interview with Arlene Slavin, Alvin Loving, and Brenda Miller for the Today's World radio series

Creator:
Slavin, Arlene, 1942-  Search this
Wechter, Vivienne Thaul  Search this
Subject:
Loving, Al  Search this
Miller, Brenda  Search this
Slavin, Arlene  Search this
WFUV (Radio station: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
circa 1973
Topic:
Race discrimination  Search this
Sex discrimination  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11950
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WFUV radio interviews relating to art, 1969-1973
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11950

Stars and bars

Creator:
Jackson, Billy Morrow  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
196-
Topic:
Race discrimination  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8508
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Billy Morrow Jackson prints, [ca. 1965]
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8508

Merry Kristmas and Philadelphia

Creator:
Jackson, Billy Morrow  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
196-
Topic:
Race discrimination  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8509
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Billy Morrow Jackson prints, [ca. 1965]
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8509

Right Society

Creator:
Jackson, Billy Morrow  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
196-
Topic:
Race discrimination  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8511
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Billy Morrow Jackson prints, [ca. 1965]
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8511

Prometheus ballet

Creator:
Jackson, Billy Morrow  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
196-
Topic:
Race discrimination  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8512
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Billy Morrow Jackson prints, [ca. 1965]
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8512

Tattooed man

Creator:
Jackson, Billy Morrow  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
196-
Topic:
Race discrimination  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8513
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Billy Morrow Jackson prints, [ca. 1965]
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8513

Sovereign Scarecrow

Creator:
Jackson, Billy Morrow  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
196-
Topic:
Race discrimination  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8514
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Billy Morrow Jackson prints, [ca. 1965]
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8514

X's Diary

Creator:
Jackson, Billy Morrow  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
196-
Topic:
Race discrimination  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8515
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Billy Morrow Jackson prints, [ca. 1965]
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8515

Infernal triangle

Creator:
Jackson, Billy Morrow  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
196-
Topic:
Race discrimination  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8516
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Billy Morrow Jackson prints, [ca. 1965]
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8516

Head of Dr. W.E.B. Dubois

Artist:
William Zorach, born Eurburg, Lithuania 1889-died Bath, ME 1966  Search this
Sitter:
W.E.B. DuBois  Search this
Medium:
cast plaster on plaster base
Dimensions:
12 5/8 x 8 5/8 x 9 1/4 in. (32.1 x 21.9 x 23.4 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1956
Topic:
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Occupation\writer\author  Search this
Portrait male\head  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Tessim Zorach and Dahlov Ipcar
Object number:
1968.154.141
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 47A
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk77b276f43-4ed4-45a3-8480-682f25e728af
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1968.154.141

Le Code Noir

Printed by:
Pierre Prault, French  Search this
Medium:
ink , paper , cardboard , leather
Dimensions:
closed: 4 7/8 × 3 5/16 × 1 1/8 in. (12.4 × 8.4 × 2.9 cm)
open: 4 7/8 × 5 1/4 × 3 1/4 in. (12.4 × 13.3 × 8.3 cm)
Type:
pamphlets
Place collected:
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
Paris, Île-de-France, France, Europe
Place depicted:
Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Guadeloupe, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Martinique, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Saint Lucia, Caribbean, North and Central America
Grenada, Caribbean, North and Central America
Date:
1767
Topic:
African American  Search this
Colonialism  Search this
French colonialism  Search this
Law  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, Colonial period, 1600-1775  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.67
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5adcc64ec-c10a-49e7-a90a-587a63406e3e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.67
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The Fire Next Time

Written by:
James Baldwin, American, 1924 - 1987  Search this
Published by:
Dial Press, 1923 - 1985  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product) with cardboard and synthetic fiber
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8 5/16 × 5 11/16 × 7/8 in. (21.1 × 14.4 × 2.2 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 8 5/16 × 11 13/16 × 7/8 in. (21.1 × 30 × 2.2 cm)
Type:
books
Date:
1963
Topic:
African American  Search this
Literature  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Religion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.76.18
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1963, 1962 James Baldwin. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Exhibition:
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56faee17a-bfc7-4a4c-ad41-7cb9c0281389
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.76.18
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Banner from a protest rally after the police shooting of Michael Brown

Created by:
Bryan Walsh, American  Search this
Emily Bland, American  Search this
Subject of:
Michael Brown Jr., 1996 - 2014  Search this
Medium:
paint on cloth
Dimensions:
H x W: 72 × 240 in. (182.9 × 609.6 cm)
Type:
banners
Place used:
Ferguson, Saint Louis County, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2014
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Communities  Search this
Justice  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Resistance  Search this
U.S. History, 2001-  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bryan Walsh and Emily Bland
Object number:
2015.109
Restrictions & Rights:
© Bryan Walsh/Emily Bland
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Movement:
Black Lives Matter
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd50ec7add4-7cc2-4581-a9e0-3bc06e69a519
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.109
Online Media:

Handmade sign from a rally after the killing of VonDerrit Myers in St. Louis, MO

Created by:
Sarah Griesbach, American  Search this
Subject of:
VonDerrit Myers Jr., American, 1996 - 2014  Search this
Medium:
ink, paper and pressure-sensitive tape on Fome-Cor (TM)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 12 × 35 13/16 × 3/16 in. (30.5 × 91 × 0.5 cm)
Type:
signs
Place used:
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2014
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Communities  Search this
Justice  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Resistance  Search this
U.S. History, 2001-  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Darian Wigfall and Sarah Griesbach
Object number:
2015.110
Restrictions & Rights:
© Darian Wigfall/Sarah Griesbach
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Movement:
Black Lives Matter
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd504a2d210-886e-4f7e-9646-e2c42de0618f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.110
Online Media:

T-shirt featuring Black Lives Matter graphic

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Michael Brown Jr., 1996 - 2014  Search this
Trayvon Martin, American, 1995 - 2012  Search this
Tamir Rice, 2002 - 2014  Search this
Eric Garner, 1970 - 2014  Search this
Akai Gurley, 1986 - 2014  Search this
Medium:
cotton (textile)
Dimensions:
H x W: 35 × 29 in. (88.9 × 73.7 cm)
Type:
T-shirts
Place collected:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2014
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Children  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Justice  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Men  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Race relations  Search this
U.S. History, 2001-  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Harriet G. McCombs
Object number:
2015.136.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Movement:
Black Lives Matter
Exhibition:
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 1, C1 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd526e0968e-25cd-4fa4-9afe-15f82065a5db
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.136.3
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Placard worn during the Millions March NYC protest on December 13, 2014

Created by:
Sherie M. Randolph, American  Search this
Subject of:
Millions March NYC, American, founded 2014  Search this
Emmett Till, American, 1941 - 1955  Search this
Medium:
ink and graphite on Fome-Cor (TM) with ribbon
Dimensions:
H x W x D (with ribbon): 39 3/4 × 20 1/16 × 3/16 in. (100.9 × 51 × 0.5 cm)
H x W x D (without ribbon): 30 1/16 × 20 1/16 × 3/16 in. (76.3 × 51 × 0.5 cm)
Type:
placards (information artifacts)
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2014
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Communities  Search this
Justice  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Race riots  Search this
Religion  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Social reform  Search this
U.S. History, 2001-  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Mariama Richards
Object number:
2015.217.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Movement:
Black Lives Matter
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58ab67780-7f5e-40ff-996a-34449b72a816
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.217.3
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The Justices' Practice Under the Laws of Maryland

Written by:
John Latrobe, 1803 - 1891  Search this
Published by:
Lucas Bros. Inc., founded 1804  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, leather, and bast fiber string
Dimensions:
H x W x D (closed): 24 1/4 × 6 1/4 × 2 3/8 in. (61.6 × 15.9 × 6 cm)
Type:
books
Place printed:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1861
Topic:
African American  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Fugitive enslaved  Search this
Law  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Self-liberation  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number:
2015.222.7
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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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
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd527e77c91-0f7d-420d-8baa-84f71cae113c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.222.7
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