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Travel wardrobe trunk used by Cab Calloway

Manufactured by:
Herkert and Meisel, American, founded 1888  Search this
Yale, Swedish, founded 1840  Search this
Owned by:
Cab Calloway, American, 1907 - 1994  Search this
Medium:
wood, lead-based paint, iron alloy, copper and copper alloy, nickel and nickel alloy, velvet, muslin, textile materials, lacquer, elastic and leather
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Overall - closed and laying flat): 28 9/16 × 43 1/2 × 23 5/8 in. (72.5 × 110.5 × 60 cm)
H x W x D (Drawer 1 right): 4 3/4 × 22 1/16 × 12 3/8 in. (12 × 56 × 31.5 cm)
H x W x D (Box from Drawer 1 right): 2 3/16 × 4 5/16 × 3 11/16 in. (5.5 × 11 × 9.3 cm)
H x W x D (Drawer 2 right): 4 13/16 × 22 1/16 × 12 3/8 in. (12.2 × 56 × 31.5 cm)
H x W x D (Drawer 3 right): 7 13/16 × 22 × 12 7/16 in. (19.8 × 55.9 × 31.6 cm)
H x W x D (Drawer 4 right): 7 13/16 × 22 1/16 × 12 3/8 in. (19.9 × 56 × 31.5 cm)
H x W x D (Drawer 5 right): 7 13/16 × 22 1/16 × 12 1/2 in. (19.8 × 56 × 31.7 cm)
H x W x D (Drawer 6 right): 8 1/16 × 22 1/16 × 12 3/8 in. (20.4 × 56 × 31.5 cm)
H x W x D (Wardrobe brace): 4 15/16 × 21 5/8 × 1 in. (12.5 × 55 × 2.5 cm)
H x W x D (Wardobe cover): 35 1/16 × 21 7/8 × 7/8 in. (89.1 × 55.5 × 2.3 cm)
H x W x D (Hanger 1 - hook extended): 9 5/8 × 19 5/16 × 1/2 in. (24.5 × 49 × 1.2 cm)
H x W x D (Hanger 1 - hook down): 7 11/16 × 19 5/16 × 1/2 in. (19.5 × 49 × 1.2 cm)
H x W x D (Hanger 2): 9 5/16 × 19 5/16 × 1/2 in. (23.7 × 49 × 1.2 cm)
H x W x D (Hanger 2 - hook down): 7 11/16 × 19 5/16 × 1/2 in. (19.5 × 49 × 1.2 cm)
H x W x D (Hanger 3): 9 11/16 × 19 1/8 × 1/2 in. (24.6 × 48.5 × 1.2 cm)
H x W x D (Hanger 3 - hook down): 7 11/16 × 19 1/8 × 1/2 in. (19.5 × 48.5 × 1.2 cm)
H x W x D (Hanger 4): 9 9/16 × 19 1/8 × 1/2 in. (24.3 × 48.6 × 1.2 cm)
H x W x D (Hanger 4 - hook down): 7 11/16 × 19 1/8 × 1/2 in. (19.5 × 48.6 × 1.2 cm)
H x W x D (Hanger 5): 9 7/16 × 19 5/16 × 1/2 in. (24 × 49 × 1.2 cm)
H x W x D (Hanger 5 - hook down): 7 11/16 × 19 5/16 × 1/2 in. (19.5 × 49 × 1.2 cm)
H x W x D (Hanger 6): 10 1/4 × 18 7/8 × 1/2 in. (26 × 47.9 × 1.2 cm)
H x W x D (Hanger 6 - hook down): 7 11/16 × 18 7/8 × 1/2 in. (19.5 × 47.9 × 1.2 cm)
H x W x D (Hanger 7): 9 9/16 × 19 1/8 × 1/2 in. (24.3 × 48.6 × 1.2 cm)
H x W x D (Hanger 7 - hook down): 7 11/16 × 19 1/8 × 1/2 in. (19.5 × 48.6 × 1.2 cm)
H x W x D (Hanger 8): 9 3/4 × 19 1/8 × 1/2 in. (24.8 × 48.5 × 1.2 cm)
H x W x D (Hanger 8 - hook down): 7 13/16 × 19 1/8 × 1/2 in. (19.8 × 48.5 × 1.2 cm)
H x W x D (Hanger 9): 9 5/8 × 19 5/16 × 1/2 in. (24.5 × 49 × 1.2 cm)
H x W x D (Hanger 9 - hook down): 7 11/16 × 19 5/16 × 1/2 in. (19.5 × 49 × 1.2 cm)
H x W x D (Hanger 10): 9 5/8 × 19 3/16 × 1/2 in. (24.5 × 48.7 × 1.2 cm)
H x W x D (Hanger 10 - hook down): 7 11/16 × 19 3/16 × 1/2 in. (19.5 × 48.7 × 1.2 cm)
H x W x D (Drawer 7 left): 5 1/8 × 22 1/16 × 14 3/8 in. (13 × 56 × 36.5 cm)
Type:
trunks (containers)
Place made:
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
after 1927
Topic:
African American  Search this
Band (Music)  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Conductors (Musicians)  Search this
Costume  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Travel  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Cabella Calloway Langsam
Object number:
A2015.273.1.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No known copyright restrictions
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Collection title:
The Cabell “Cab” Calloway III Collection
Classification:
Accessories and Personal Effects
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd539349228-1078-4349-b424-13618493633c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_A2015.273.1.1

DIY: Preserving Clothing and Textiles

Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2022-11-14T17:03:32.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
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WatchNMAAHC
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
YouTube Channel:
WatchNMAAHC
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_xBJoOtrl8YQ

DIY: Preserving Clothing and Textiles

Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2022-11-14T17:02:50.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
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WatchNMAAHC
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
YouTube Channel:
WatchNMAAHC
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_6u8WwrCdRrk

Theatre program for Othello

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Paul Robeson, American, 1898 - 1976  Search this
José Ferrer, Puerto Rican, 1912 - 1992  Search this
Uta Hagen, German, 1919 - 2004  Search this
Margaret Webster, American, 1905 - 1972  Search this
James Monks, American, 1913 - 1994  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 7/8 x 9 in. (30.2 x 22.9 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1930
Topic:
African American  Search this
Tragedy (Theatre)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.105
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Movement:
Harlem Renaissance (New Negro Movement)
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57cd3b5ab-8cb8-450a-ac1a-fe8edceb15f1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.105
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Freedomways Vol. 13 No. 1

Published by:
Freedomways Associates, Inc., American, 1961 - 1985  Search this
Edited by:
John Henrik Clarke, American, 1915 - 1998  Search this
Jack O'Dell, American, 1923 - 2019  Search this
Ernest D. Kaiser, American, born 1916  Search this
Esther Cooper Jackson, American, born 1917  Search this
John Devine  Search this
Written by:
E. C. Foster, American, born 1939  Search this
Loyle Hairston, American, 1926 - 2009  Search this
George W. Crockett Jr., American, 1909 - 1997  Search this
Kamal Boullata, Palestinian, 1942 - 2019  Search this
Michel Charlot, French  Search this
Tim Thomas  Search this
Charles B. McMillan  Search this
Illustrated by:
Leopoldo Méndez, Mexican, 1902 - 1969  Search this
Subject of:
Paul Robeson, American, 1898 - 1976  Search this
Southern University at New Orleans, American, founded 1956  Search this
Dr. Carter G. Woodson, American, 1875 - 1950  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 9 × 6 1/16 × 5/16 in. (22.9 × 15.4 × 0.8 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Palestine, Asia
Date:
1973
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Art  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Education  Search this
French colonialism  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
International affairs  Search this
Language  Search this
Literature  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Politics  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Maurice Jackson
Object number:
2021.20.13
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown – Restrictions Possible
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5abe75799-9bf0-4aa9-b75b-0baf70d88a09
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.20.13
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"Recollection" in The Annual Register, Or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature, For the Year 1772

Edited by:
Unidentified  Search this
Written by:
Phillis Wheatley Peters, American, ca. 1753 - 1784  Search this
Published by:
James Dodsley, English, 1724 - 1797  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with leather and cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8 1/4 × 5 1/2 × 1 9/16 in. (21 × 14 × 4 cm)
Type:
hardcover books
Place printed:
London, England, United Kingdom, Europe
Date:
1773
Topic:
African American  Search this
Literature  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
A2021.113.1.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Collection title:
Phillis Wheatley Peters Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
Anti-slavery movements
Abolitionist movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd50425d2f7-b60f-4396-a797-15582ac98789
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_A2021.113.1.1
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Abbott's Monthly Vol. II No. 5

Created by:
Abbott's Monthly, American, 1929 - 1933  Search this
Published by:
Robert Sengstacke Abbott, American, 1830 - 1940  Search this
Edited by:
Lucius Clinton Harper, American, 1895 - 1952  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 11 3/8 x 8 9/16 x 1/4 in. (28.9 x 21.7 x 0.6 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
3435 Indiana Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Uruguay, Latin America, South America
Date:
May 1931
Topic:
African American  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bobbie Ross in memory of Elizabeth Dillard
Object number:
2012.84.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58f7ecbd1-e6d0-4323-9d05-7542750216f8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.84.1
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The Crisis, Vol. 16, No. 2

Edited by:
W.E.B. Du Bois, American, 1868 - 1963  Search this
Subject of:
The Crisis, American, founded 1910  Search this
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Judge Robert Herberton Terrell, American, 1857 - 1925  Search this
Gen. Charles Clarendon Ballou, American, 1862 - 1928  Search this
Attributed to:
Robert Edmond Jones, American, 1887 - 1954  Search this
Written by:
Brigadier General Charles Young, American, 1864 - 1922  Search this
Newton D. Baker, American, 1871 - 1937  Search this
Joseph Seamon Cotter Sr., American, 1861 - 1949  Search this
Fenton Johnson, American, 1888 - 1958  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 5/8 × 6 7/8 in. (24.4 × 17.5 cm)
H x W (Open): 9 5/8 × 13 5/8 in. (24.4 × 34.6 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
France, Europe
Wilson, Wilson County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
June 1918
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Education  Search this
Law  Search this
Literature  Search this
Lynching  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Military  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Social reform  Search this
U.S. History, 1865-1921  Search this
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.97.15.7
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
Anti-Lynching Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd594d085cb-13bb-4cb3-8d84-fd4e0fd53db0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.97.15.7
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Untitled

Title:
Photograph of a participant at a Black Lives Matter protest in Los Angeles
Photograph by:
Tommy Oliver, American, born 1984  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
George Perry Floyd Jr., American, 1973 - 2020  Search this
Jackie Lacey, American, born 1957  Search this
Emmett Till, American, 1941 - 1955  Search this
Medgar Evers, American, 1925 - 1963  Search this
James Byrd Jr., American, 1949 - 1998  Search this
Amadou Diallo, Guinean, 1975 - 1999  Search this
Sean Bell, American, 1983 - 2006  Search this
Oscar Grant, American, died 2009  Search this
Trayvon Martin, American, 1995 - 2012  Search this
Jordan Davis, American, died 2012  Search this
Eric Garner, 1970 - 2014  Search this
Michael Brown Jr., 1996 - 2014  Search this
Ezell Ford, American, died 2014  Search this
Akai Gurley, 1986 - 2014  Search this
Tamir Rice, 2002 - 2014  Search this
Anthony Hill, American, 1988 - 2015  Search this
Walter Scott, American, 1965 - 2015  Search this
Freddie Gray, American, 1990 - 2015  Search this
Brandon Glenn, American, died 2015  Search this
Black Lives Matter - Los Angeles, American, founded 2013  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
H x W: 6720 pixels × 4480 pixels
File size: 172.29 MB
Type:
digital images
digital media - born digital
Place captured:
Downtown LA, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
June 3, 2020
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Justice  Search this
Photography  Search this
Police brutality  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Resistance  Search this
U.S. History, 2001-  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Tommy and Codie Oliver
Object number:
2021.31.36
Restrictions & Rights:
© Tommy Oliver
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Movement:
Black Lives Matter
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5904d392b-0285-40a1-9b56-7c84ad6b8afb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.31.36

United We Stand: Rally For Colin Kaepernick at NFL Headquarters

Title:
Photograph of a couple wearing t-shirts with the Devin Allen Time magazine cover
Photograph by:
Michael A. McCoy, American, born 1982  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Colin Rand Kaepernick, American, born 1987  Search this
National Football League, American, founded 1920  Search this
Time Inc., American, founded 1922  Search this
Devin Allen, American, born 1989  Search this
David Von Drehle, American, born 1961  Search this
Freddie Gray, American, 1990 - 2015  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
H x W: 6000 pixels × 4780 pixels
File size (Total): 82.09 MB
Type:
digital images
digital media - born digital
Place captured:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
August 23, 2017
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Football  Search this
Photography  Search this
Police brutality  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Sports  Search this
U.S. History, 2001-  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Michael A. McCoy
Object number:
2021.41
Restrictions & Rights:
© Michael A. McCoy
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Movement:
Black Lives Matter
Exhibition:
Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience.
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 052
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51ff81e3e-c844-4650-b33f-5efe5e6f79b3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.41

Carte-de-visite of a young mustachioed man in Napa, California

Photograph by:
Mark Hopkins Strong, American  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
albumen on wove paper and cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 2 1/2 × 1 3/4 in. (6.4 × 4.5 cm)
H x W (card): 3 × 1 15/16 in. (7.6 × 5 cm)
Type:
cabinet photographs
albumen prints
portraits
Place captured:
Napa, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1865-1888
Topic:
African American  Search this
American West  Search this
Communities  Search this
Families  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2020.10.10.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52f09b7b3-9479-492c-83a5-a0db8874db5d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2020.10.10.2
Online Media:

Carte-de-visite of a young man in Napa, California

Photograph by:
Mark Hopkins Strong, American  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
albumen on wove paper and cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 2 1/2 × 1 3/4 in. (6.4 × 4.5 cm)
H x W (card): 3 1/16 × 2 in. (7.7 × 5.1 cm)
Type:
cabinet photographs
albumen prints
portraits
Place captured:
Napa, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1865-1888
Topic:
African American  Search this
American West  Search this
Communities  Search this
Families  Search this
Men  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2020.10.10.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59449958e-b8ab-4287-b4d1-1e4c67a07c3b
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2020.10.10.4
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Delegate

Published by:
MelPat Associates, American, 1965 - 1986  Search this
Created by:
C. Melvin Patrick, American, died 1985  Search this
Subject of:
United Negro College Fund, American, founded 1944  Search this
Billy Dee Williams, American, born 1937  Search this
National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, American, founded 1969  Search this
National Urban Affairs Council, American, founded 1971  Search this
National Association of Market Developers, American, founded 1953  Search this
Prince Hall Freemasonry, founded 1784  Search this
Opportunities Industrialization Center of America, Inc., American, founded 1964  Search this
Harold Washington, American, 1922 - 1987  Search this
National Newspaper Publishers Association, American, founded 1827  Search this
Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., American, founded 1964  Search this
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1937  Search this
Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1929  Search this
Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1932  Search this
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895  Search this
National United Church Ushers Association of America, Inc., American, founded 1919  Search this
Morehouse College, American, founded 1867  Search this
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1906  Search this
Carats, Inc., American, founded 1959  Search this
National Bar Association, American, founded 1925  Search this
National Urban League, American, founded 1910  Search this
African Methodist Episcopal Church, American, founded 1816  Search this
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., American, founded 1935  Search this
Shriners International, American, founded 1870  Search this
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, American, founded 1913  Search this
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1911  Search this
National Pharmaceutical Association, American, founded 1947  Search this
National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., American, founded 1923  Search this
One Hundred Black Men, Inc., American, founded 1963  Search this
Arthur Ashe Jr., American, 1943 - 1993  Search this
Association for the Study of African American Life and History, American, founded 1915  Search this
People United to Save Humanity, American, founded 1971  Search this
369th Veterans Association, American  Search this
Eubie Blake, American, 1887 - 1983  Search this
Dance Theatre of Harlem, American, founded 1969  Search this
National Coalition of 100 Black Women, American, founded 1981  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 7/16 × 1/2 in. (27.5 × 21.4 × 1.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Martha's Vineyard, Oak Bluffs, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Bahamas, Caribbean, North and Central America
Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1983
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
African Methodist Episcopal  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Communities  Search this
Fraternal organizations  Search this
Fraternities  Search this
Government  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Labor  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Men  Search this
Methodist  Search this
Political organizations  Search this
Politics  Search this
Professional organizations  Search this
Religion  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Sororities  Search this
The Black Church  Search this
Travel  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Women  Search this
Women's organizations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Anne B. Patrick and the family of Hilda E. Stokely
Object number:
2012.167.17
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd516419a20-d7d3-4570-a5c9-78bd4c89cfee
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.167.17
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Delegate

Published by:
MelPat Associates, American, 1965 - 1986  Search this
Created by:
C. Melvin Patrick, American, died 1985  Search this
Subject of:
New York Giants, American, founded 1925  Search this
National Pan-Hellenic Council, American, founded 1930  Search this
United Negro College Fund, American, founded 1944  Search this
Adam Clayton Powell Jr., American, 1908 - 1972  Search this
President Lyndon Baines Johnson, American, 1908 - 1973  Search this
Jackie Robinson, American, 1919 - 1972  Search this
President Harry S. Truman, American, 1884 - 1972  Search this
National Association of Black Social Workers, American, founded 1968  Search this
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895  Search this
Howard University Medical Alumni Association, Inc., American, founded 1871  Search this
Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps, American, founded 1916  Search this
Sovereign Military Order of Malta, founded 1099  Search this
Steven N. Lockett, American  Search this
The Girl Friends, Inc., American, founded 1927  Search this
National Newspaper Publishers Association, American, founded 1827  Search this
Chi Delta Mu Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1913  Search this
Simeon Golar, American, 1929 - 2013  Search this
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Gordon Parks, American, 1912 - 2006  Search this
Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1937  Search this
National Urban League, American, founded 1910  Search this
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1906  Search this
Dr. Kenneth Clark, American, 1914 - 2005  Search this
Whitney Moore Young Jr., American, 1921 - 1971  Search this
National Dental Association, American, founded 1913  Search this
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., American, founded 1935  Search this
National Association of Broadcasters, American  Search this
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1911  Search this
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1911  Search this
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
Spelman College, American, founded 1881  Search this
Morehouse College, American, founded 1867  Search this
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, American, founded 1913  Search this
Shriners International, American, founded 1870  Search this
Gladys W. Dixon, American, born 1901  Search this
Daughters of Isis, American, founded 1910  Search this
369th Veterans Association, American  Search this
National Insurance Association, American, founded 1921  Search this
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, American, founded 1914  Search this
Clara Hale, American, 1905 - 1992  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 3/8 × 3/8 in. (27.5 × 21.2 × 0.9 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Jamaica, Caribbean, North and Central America
Bahamas, Caribbean, North and Central America
Date:
1973
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Communities  Search this
Fraternal organizations  Search this
Fraternities  Search this
Government  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Labor  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Men  Search this
Political organizations  Search this
Politics  Search this
Professional organizations  Search this
Religion  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Sororities  Search this
Travel  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Women  Search this
Women's organizations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Anne B. Patrick and the family of Hilda E. Stokely
Object number:
2012.167.7
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5cfb9effd-68b5-4246-b12a-9179d2fdce82
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.167.7
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Boston Evening-Post Numb. 1982

Published by:
John Fleet, English American, died 1806  Search this
Subject of:
Phillis Wheatley Peters, American, ca. 1753 - 1784  Search this
Boston Evening-Post, American, 1735 - 1775  Search this
Francis Perkins, English American, 1729 - 1783  Search this
Thomas Fleet Jr., English American, died 1797  Search this
Medium:
ink on newsprint
Dimensions:
H x W (Closed): 14 9/16 × 9 5/16 in. (37 × 23.7 cm)
Type:
newspapers
Place printed:
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
September 20, 1773
Topic:
African American  Search this
Fugitive enslaved  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Self-liberation  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2023.82.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5958d2206-16ef-43a9-b277-2ac595b9a990
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2023.82.2
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Handkerchief with map from 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics

Distributed by:
Grace Korean Church, founded 1982  Search this
Owned by:
Carl Lewis, American, born 1961  Search this
Medium:
cloth
Dimensions:
H x W: 17 3/8 x 17 1/8 in. (44.1 x 43.5 cm)
Type:
handkerchiefs
maps
prayers
Place depicted:
Seoul, South Korea, Asia
Date:
1988
Topic:
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
International affairs  Search this
Multilingual communication  Search this
Olympics  Search this
Religion  Search this
Sports  Search this
Track and field  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Carl Lewis Estate
Object number:
2013.126.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
Rights assessment and proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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Classification:
Textiles
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57eef21ee-2d07-4855-a2c3-b3fc6cc967ac
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.126.4

Photographic print of two women and a toddler in Port Gibson, Mississippi

Photograph by:
Marion Post Wolcott, American, 1910 - 1990  Search this
Commissioned by:
Farm Security Administration, American, 1937 - 1946  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Unidentified Child or Children  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Matted): 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
H x W (Image): 10 1/4 × 8 15/16 in. (26 × 22.7 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 14 × 11 in. (35.6 × 27.9 cm)
Type:
photographic prints
Place depicted:
Port Gibson, Claiborne County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1940; printed later
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Children  Search this
Labor  Search this
Photography  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Elmer J. Whiting, III
Object number:
2011.17.195
Restrictions & Rights:
public domain
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58ff8f989-edfa-4d37-ab29-93caf4b1888a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.17.195
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Pearl Bowser Audiovisual Collection

Names:
Andrade-Watkins, Claire  Search this
Bambara, Toni Cade  Search this
Dash, Julie  Search this
Gerima, Haile  Search this
Greaves, William, 1953-2005  Search this
Gunn, Bill, 1934-1989  Search this
Jafa, Arthur  Search this
Jones, Robert Earl, 1904-2006  Search this
Massiah, Louis  Search this
Micheaux, Oscar, 1884-1951  Search this
Moses, Ethel  Search this
Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976  Search this
Sanchez, Sonia, 1934- (poet, reader)  Search this
Snead, James A., 1953-1989  Search this
Spence, Louise, 1945-  Search this
Tucker, Lorenzo  Search this
Donor:
Bowser, Pearl, 1931-  Search this
Extent:
approximately 100 Motion picture films
213 Sound cassettes (7 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion picture films
Sound cassettes
Sound cassette
Oral histories (document genres)
16mm motion picture film
Vhs (videotape format)
Place:
England
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Roanoke (Va.)
Memphis (Tenn.)
Date:
bulk 1920-2001
Arrangement:
The collection is currently arranged in three (3) archival series as follows:

Series 1: Motion Picture Films Series 2: Video Tapes Series 3: Audio Tapes

Series 1 and 2 are arranged sequentially by museum-assigned object numbers. Digital copies in Series 3 arranged into seven subseries by NMAAHC staff. There is an additional subseries for "unidentified" audiovisual materials.
Biographical / Historical:
Pearl Bowser is a filmmaker, producer, author, lecturer, and highly acclaimed scholar of African American film who is recognized as an authority on the works of Oscar Micheaux, a noted writer, director, and producer of race films from 1919 to 1948.

Born Pearl Johnson on June 25, 1931, in Sugar Hill, Harlem, New York, she was named after her mother (also Pearl Johnson), a domestic worker who had been raised in a Catholic nunnery. On occasional Saturdays, the younger Pearl would accompany her mother to work in apartments in lower Manhattan, where she would assist her by folding handkerchiefs for a small allowance. After moving to a lower part of Harlem when she was about four years old, she met Harlem entrepreneur "Bumpy" Johnson, for whom she and other children in the neighborhood did odd jobs such as counting coins or attending to his ice-cream stand. Johnson, who would sometimes give the children joy rides in his Cadillac, occasionally allowed Pearl and the other children to borrow books from his extensive library, provided that they read them and submitted to a quiz.

As a child, Bowser had several racist encounters. For example, one of her white kindergarten teachers at her elementary school wore gloves in the classroom as to not touch Black pupils. She was also occasionally teased for having a gap between her teeth but felt insulated from sustained bullying because she had several older brothers who sometimes protected her. On a separate occasion, when she was about nine years old, her mother sent her on a trip from New York to the South to visit relatives. Although her mother had purchased tickets for her to be in a Pullman car, when she changed trains in Washington, DC., she was forced to ride in the car behind the engine, which left her covered in soot.

An avid reader, Pearl excelled in elementary and high school and received a scholarship to attend Brooklyn College, where she majored in biology. She supplemented her income by recording the numbers in one of Bumpy Johnson's shops. Disappointed with the quality of the education she was receiving, Bowser withdrew from Brooklyn College, eventually landing a job at CBS where she worked on a team that analyzed Nielsen ratings.

In 1955, Pearl married fellow New Yorker LeRoy Bowser. By the mid-1960s, although Pearl and LeRoy Bowser had separate interests, they both were working simultaneously in the civil rights movement. While LeRoy was active in Brooklyn CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) and went to the South in the summer to teach for what was the beginning of HeadStart, Pearl, along with other production activists, took to the streets documenting African American culture and issues—working to bring these films to schools. Additionally, Bowser wanted to write a cookbook to earn funds for Brooklyn's CORE organization. She was approached by David Davis, the editor of Tuesday Magazine. Tuesday had distribution in the Herald Tribune across the country as a Sunday supplement. As the urban-world magazine exploded in Black communities, "Joan" Bowser's two-page pictorials on Southern cooking with a set of recipes became very popular in the five years she wrote them. Bowser retained copyrights to the articles, and easily completed her cookbook a short time later.

Bowser's colleague at ABC, Charles Hobson, found a used book written by Peter Noble about Black films and Oscar Micheaux. The volume was slim and contained what little information contained in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) files. Hobson and his colleagues wanted to write a book about the topic, and they assigned Bowser to begin the research. As part of the project, Bowser went to California to interview actors who may have been in early Black films or may have worked with Micheaux. What she learned began her intensive scholarship into Micheaux and his fellow filmmakers.

In 1971, she organized her first film festival, the Black Film History Series. In 1979, she organized the nation's first American women's film festival in New York City. She also presented a major retrospective, Independent Black American Cinema 1920-1980, which toured the country during 1981 and 1982. She also directed the Journey Across Three Continents film and lecture series, which toured the country from 1983-1985. Bowser also served as president of the prestigious Flaherty Film Seminar in 1987. In 1989, she, alongside Grant Munro, programmed the 35th Flaherty Film Seminar, which featured films such as Finzan, Zajota and the Boogie Spirit, Daughters of the Dust, and many more. She has also been a judge at the world-renown Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESCPACO) in Burkina Faso (formerly known as Upper Volta).

In the 1980s Bowser was awarded an independent artists grant by the Ford Foundation to travel west and collect oral histories from individuals in Oscar Micheaux's orbit, loosely following the route he would have travelled decades earlier. Stopping in cities such as Roanoke, Virginia; Memphis, Tennessee; and Jackson, Mississippi, she collected dozens of oral histories from actors, actresses etc. that knew Oscar Micheaux. Through this research she became an eminent figure in the Black independent film industry. Working as a programmer, she travelled around the United States and the world showing films by domestic and Black filmmakers within the Diaspora.

Despite her wealth of experience working as a programmer, it wasn't until the 1990s that Bowser made her directorial debut with the documentary film Midnight Ramble. Funded by American Experience, the film looks at African Americans and Hollywood movies from 1910 through the 1950s. In 2000, she, along with Louise Spence, co-authored Writing Himself into History: Oscar Micheaux, His Silent Films and His Audiences, a book about the pioneering filmmaker. Additionally, she is founder and director of Chamba Educational Film Services, a film distribution company that specialized in distributing films by African American filmmakers. In the early 1980s, she renamed her company/collection as African Diaspora Images, a collection of historical and contemporary films documenting Black film history. She subsequently joined Third World Newsreel, where she was director of their theater department.

In 2012, Pearl Bowser donated her extensive collection of books, sound cassettes, films, film memorabilia, and papers to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Sources:

1940 United States Federal Census; New York, New York, New York, population schedule, p. 61B, house number 1486, family 195, Pearl Bowser; Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012 accessed: 10 Sept 2022); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm: m-t0627-02665

Bowser, Pearl. Pearl Bowser Oral History. Interview by Tuliza Fleming and Jennifer Lyon, July 21, 2011.
Provenance:
Acquired as a donation from Pearl Bowser in 2012.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to collection materials requires an appointment.
Rights:
The NMAAHC Media Preservation team can provide reproductions of some materials for research and educational use. Copyright and right to publicity restrictions apply and limit reproduction for other purposes.
Occupation:
Filmmakers  Search this
Actors -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Documentary films  Search this
Film festivals  Search this
African American actors  Search this
African American actresses  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Race films  Search this
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
African American women authors  Search this
Meetings  Search this
Conferences  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Amateur films  Search this
Motion picture soundtracks  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Radio broadcasts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound cassette
Oral histories (document genres)
16mm motion picture film
VHS (videotape format)
Citation:
Pearl Bowser Collection, National Museum of African American History and Culture
Identifier:
NMAAHC.A2012.79.AV
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Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/io3209e9c6d-3045-4a0a-941e-6519385b18d5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmaahc-a2012-79-av

Handkerchief with World War II Double V campaign design

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Pittsburgh Courier, American, 1907 - 1965  Search this
Medium:
synthetic dye on linen
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 12 3/8 × 12 1/4 × 1/16 in. (31.4 × 31.1 × 0.2 cm)
Type:
handkerchiefs
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1942-1945
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Military  Search this
Segregation  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.97.24
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Textiles
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd508a4b9cb-c357-45ec-8343-10696215e2a8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.97.24
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K – L

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1865–1866
Collection Restrictions:
Freedmen's Bureau Digital Collection, 1865–1872, is a product of and owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. Copyright for digital images is retained by the donor, FamilySearch International; permission for commercial use of the digital images may be requested from FamilySearch International, Intellectual Property Office, at: cor-intellectualproperty@ldschurch.org.
Collection Citation:
Courtesy of the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration, FamilySearch International, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.FB.M1048, Item 4.1.2.7
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Records of the Assistant Commissioner for State of Virginia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1869
Records of the Assistant Commissioner for State of Virginia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1869 / Series 4: Letters and Telegrams Received / 4.1: Registers of Communications Received / 4.1.2: Entered in Registers 1 – 4
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/io384caec78-fc39-470a-a144-632ee73d7351
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-fb-m1048-ref86
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