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Theatre playbill for A Soldier's Play

One of the time-honored traditions of the theater is the playbill. From local community theaters to Broadway, playbills provide the audience with information about the story being told on stage and the artists who bring it to life. After the show, playbills often become cherished souvenirs. "Playbill," a monthly magazine distributed at major theaters in New York and nationwide, presents details about particular productions along with articles about current happenings in the theater world. The museum's collection of playbills, which spans from the 19th century to the present, offers insight into the roles African Americans have played in the development of American theater as actors, playwrights, directors, producers, costume designers, choreographers, and more. Help us transcribe this document to discover and share the history of African Americans taking the stage.

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Theatre playbill for Othello

One of the time-honored traditions of the theater is the playbill. From local community theaters to Broadway, playbills provide the audience with information about the story being told on stage and the artists who bring it to life. After the show, playbills often become cherished souvenirs. "Playbill," a monthly magazine distributed at major theaters in New York and nationwide, presents details about particular productions along with articles about current happenings in the theater world. The museum's collection of playbills, which spans from the 19th century to the present, offers insight into the roles African Americans have played in the development of American theater as actors, playwrights, directors, producers, costume designers, choreographers, and more. Help us transcribe this document to discover and share the history of African Americans taking the stage.

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Theatre playbill for Song of the Lusitanian Bogey and Daddy Goodness

One of the time-honored traditions of the theater is the playbill. From local community theaters to Broadway, playbills provide the audience with information about the story being told on stage and the artists who bring it to life. After the show, playbills often become cherished souvenirs. "Playbill," a monthly magazine distributed at major theaters in New York and nationwide, presents details about particular productions along with articles about current happenings in the theater world. The museum's collection of playbills, which spans from the 19th century to the present, offers insight into the roles African Americans have played in the development of American theater as actors, playwrights, directors, producers, costume designers, choreographers, and more. Help us transcribe this document to discover and share the history of African Americans taking the stage.

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Theatre program for The Lion King

One of the time-honored traditions of the theater is the playbill. From local community theaters to Broadway, playbills provide the audience with information about the story being told on stage and the artists who bring it to life. After the show, playbills often become cherished souvenirs. "Playbill," a monthly magazine distributed at major theaters in New York and nationwide, presents details about particular productions along with articles about current happenings in the theater world. The Museum's collection of playbills, which spans from the nineteenth century to the present, offers insight into the roles African Americans have played in the development of American theater as actors, playwrights, directors, producers, costume designers, choreographers, and more. Help us transcribe this Playbill from The Lion King to discover and share the history of African Americans taking the stage.

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Thirty-Fourth Annual Report of the Secretary of the National Baptist Publishing Board

In the midst of the Great Depression, Henry A. Boyd, secretary of the National Baptist Publishing Board submitted the 34th Annual Report of the National Baptist Publishing Board to the chairman and members of the Board. Boyd notes, "We are pleased to report that notwithstanding the unusual financial depression and the shortage of funds, with the unemployment situation, there has been only a slight decrease in the circulation during the past year, of these publications." Help us transcribe this report and learn more about the workings and publications of the National Baptist Publishing Board.

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Uncle Sam Provides for Comfort of His Soldiers. Colored Troops En Route to France Taking Train Rest at Railway Division Point

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, (30) 19118 Uncle Sam Provides for Comfort of His Soldiers. Colored Troops En Route to France Taking Train Rest at Railway Division Point. Help us transcribe this stereograph and learn about troop movements during World War I.

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Wedding scrapbook compiled by Lollaretta Pemberton

Lollaretta Elizabeth Pemberton (1895-1979) married Grover Joseph Allen (1889-1984) on July 10, 1939 in Marshall, Texas. The wedding was the talk of the town as it was featured in multiple local newspapers at the time. Ms. Pemberton, a graduate of Prairie View College and the Tuskegee Institute, was head of the Home Economics Department at Central High School in Marshall and Mr. Allen was a post-office employee. As with most brides, Miss Pemberton kept a scrapbook of “Wedding Memories” with all the particulars of her big day including, newspaper clippings of her dream wedding dress, the wedding invitation and a list of guests and their gifts. The scrapbook also details the bridal shower and honeymoon in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The wedding scrapbook offers invaluable information on weddings taking place during segregation in the South as well as highlighting African American migration. Immediately after the wedding and honeymoon, the couple moved to Chicago and later, in the 1940s to California. Lollaretta Pemberton Allen’s wedding gown, scrapbook, and photographs are featured in the inaugural exhibitions at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. With many fold-outs, handwritten entries, and newspaper clippings there is a lot to discover; help us transcribe the Wedding Scrapbook as part of the wedding season.

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What the Graduates of Lincoln Institute are Doing, 1906

Using photographs and biographies, this book highlights the achievements of some of the most notable graduates from Lincoln University in Missouri. Help us transcribe this book and learn more about the university’s earliest graduates.

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Whitney M. Young Jr. award received by Norma Merrick Sklarek

Explore the connection between activism and architecture by transcribing this Whitney M. Young Jr. Award. In 1968, Young (1921 - 1971) delivered the keynote speech at the American Institute of Architects annual convention. The speech challenged the field to engage with social issues. Architect Norma Sklarek (1926 - 2012) received this award for her career of dedicated service as the “Rosa Parks of Architecture.” Sklarek was a pioneering African American architect and one of the first licensed female architects in the country.

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Wilberforce versus Tuskegee College Football Program

College football game day is an iconic part of American culture. Each team and its fan bases have their own set of traditions and events. This program from a 1944 game between Tuskegee Institute and Wilberforce University is not any different. Filled with photographs and fight songs. The program represents two of the early football powerhouses at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Help us transcribe and get into the game day spirit.

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