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Broadside for Out of Bondage, 1876

Broadside posters were made to advertise events. Put up one week, by the next week they were often torn down or covered up with another poster. However, those that were saved for posterity often provide us with a glimpse into everyday life in the past. Theater posters provide us with information about the shows, the actors, and the audience. Help us transcribe this broadside for Out of Bondage, produced by the Hyers Sisters, the first black women to gain success on the American stage.

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Brochure announcing the partnership Freelon/Bond Architects

This brochure announces the partnership between the Freelon Group and Davis Brody Bond to create Freelon/Bond. This partnership was to plan and design the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Learn about the collaboration and expertise of this group by transcribing this document.

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Cassius Clay vs. Sonny Liston Heavyweight Title Press Kit

On February 25, 1964, Cassius Clay won the world heavyweight crown in Miami with a technical knockout over Sonny Liston in Miami, Fl. These documents are from an original press kit from the Clay v. Liston heavyweight title bout and serve as an illustration of a crucial turning point in American sports history - one that touches on issues of civil rights, religion, and racial identity.

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Cast List for Shearer Summer Theater's Production of Cooling Waters, 1948

Martha’s Vineyard is known for its leisure activities and summers. From the 1940s to the 1980s, the Shearer Summer Theater, an African American theater company, produced shows for locals and tourists alike. The Shearer Summer Theater was the brainchild of Elizabeth “Liz” White, a dresser on Broadway, who directed, and even bought a two story house to act as the stage in the 1950s for the plays. Help us transcribe this cast list from a from the Shearer Summer Theater’s production of Cooling Waters.

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Cast list for the Shearer Players' Production of Angel Street, 1951

Martha’s Vineyard is known for its leisure activities and summers. From the 1940s to the 1980s, the Shearer Summer Theater, an African American theater company, produced shows for locals and tourists alike. The Shearer Summer Theater was the brainchild of Elizabeth “Liz” White, a dresser on Broadway, who directed, and even bought a two story house to act as the stage in the 1950s for the plays. Help us transcribe this cast list from a from the Shearer Summer Theater’s production of Angel Street.

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Catalogue of the Hampton Institute, 1886-87

In 1871, Hampton Institute graduated its first class comprised of five women and fourteen men. Between 1871 and 1887 the sizes of the graduating classes at Hampton continued to grow. Listed here are the names of the students at Hampton during the 1886-87 school year. Help us transcribe this yearbook and learn more about the faculty, students, and the types of courses students enrolled in during the late nineteenth century.

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Certificate of baptism signed by Rev. Volley V. K. Stokes

Reverend Volley V.K. Stokes was a pastor at Trinity Baptist Church in Baltimore for 30 years. Trinity Baptist Church was founded in 1888 and was home to the first meeting for the Baptist Minister's Conference of Baltimore. Help us transcribe this baptism certificate from the church, which was signed by Rev. Volley V.K. Stokes.

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Christmas Dinner Program for the 2nd Squadron 10th Cavalry at West Point

The Tenth Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army was one of the first “Buffalo Soldier” regiments post-Civil War. In 1938 the Second Squadron of the Tenth Cavalry, led by Major Marion Caron, gathered together at West Point for a Christmas banquet. Help us transcribe the program to learn who the members of the Second Squadron were, as well as what they ate for their Christmas meal.

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Colored Veterans of the 15th Regt. 369th Infantry, Marching up Fifth Avenue. New York City

The stereograph was the original virtual reality photograph. The two images, shown from two slightly different perspectives, take on a three-dimensional appearance when looking through a specially designed viewer called a stereoscope. Invented in 1838, the stereograph remained popular for over one hundred years, allowing viewers access to a wide variety of places that could not be seen in person. This includes the scene shown here, titled, V19244 Colored Veterans of the 15th Regt. 369th Infantry, Marching up Fifth Avenue. New York City. Help us transcribe this stereograph and learn more about the infamous “Harlem Hell Fighters” and their role in World War I.

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Constitution of the Lay Organization of the California Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

The Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, San Francisco, was founded in 1852. Help us discover the history of San Francisco's Bethel A.M.E. Church Lay Organization from 1941-1990.

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