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Playbill for The Song of Jacob Zulu

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 Porgy and Bess to discover and share the history of African Americans taking the stage.

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Playbill for The Who’s Tommy

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 Porgy and Bess to discover and share the history of African Americans taking the stage.

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Playbill for Timbuktu!

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 Porgy and Bess to discover and share the history of African Americans taking the stage.

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Playbill for Topdog/Underdog

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 to discover and share the history of African Americans taking the stage.

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Playbill for Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

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 to discover and share the history of African Americans taking the stage.

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Playbill for Valley Song

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 Porgy and Bess to discover and share the history of African Americans taking the stage.

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Playbills

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.

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Plywood Panel Mural from Resurrection City

During the Poor People’s Campaign, participants at Resurrection City on the National Mall painted this mural, often referred to as “Hunger’s Wall” on twelve plywood boards. This mural illustrates the interracial nature and diverse concerns of the demonstrators. Vincent deForest, an activist with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) who participated in the Poor People’s Campaign, salvaged this mural after the Resurrection City encampment was shut down. After storing them for decades, deForest donated these panels to the NMAAHC in 2012. The text on this mural is scattered across all twelve panels. To ease transcription, we’ve separated the mural into two sections (top and bottom). You may find it useful to refer to the original image of the mural in its entirety, or other sections of the mural by clicking through this project. Please transcribe the text on the mural as follows: • Don't describe images; please transcribe the text only. • Please start each message on a new line to indicate they are separate/different/unique. • Do not worry about transcribing the messages in any particular order as long as they are all transcribed. Help us transcribe these panels and learn more about the diverse concerns of the participants of the Poor People’s Campaign.

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Pocket watch inscribed to William Lloyd Garrison from George Thompson

William Lloyd Garrison (1805–1879) is best known as the founder of the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1832. The AASS called for immediate emancipation and, acting upon a belief in human equality, accepted men and women, black and white as members. Garrison was also the editor and publisher of The Liberator, a weekly anti-slavery paper that ran from 1831 to 1865 calling for the "immediate and complete emancipation of all slaves" in the United States. In 1832, William Lloyd Garrison met George Thompson a member of the UK Parliament and an anti-slavery orator while traveling in Scotland. Their close relationship led to Garrison naming his son, George Thompson Garrison, after his friend. Thompson returned to the U.S. in 1850 and presented William Lloyd Garrison with this engraved gold watch to commemorate the 20th anniversary of The Liberator.

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Poro College Collection

These rare materials representing Annie T. Malone's Poro Beauty Care Business help document the work of Annie Malone, leading beauty culturalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur during the early 20th century. The materials were owned by Lucille Brown, a 1915 graduate of Annie Malone's Poro College.

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