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National Baptist Metoka and Galeda Bible Class Magazine, September 1917

This National Baptist Metoka and Galeda Bible Class Magazine was published by the National Baptist Publishing Board in September 1917. The name of the journal derives from the names of the Sunday school classes for young men (Metoka) and young women (Galeda). The journal includes editorials, Sunday school lessons, and a number of advertisements. Help us transcribe this magazine to find out what a Sunday School class was like one hundred years ago!

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Negro Churchmen Speak to White Churchmen

The Federal Council of Churches, an ecumenical association of Protestant denominations in the United States, put together this pamphlet to discuss their mission on the "Church and Minority Peoples." Three of the main topics discussed in the pamphlet are the Christian faith, science, and American democracy. Learn more about these topics and many others while helping us to transcribe this pamphlet.

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Negroes and the War

In 1942, the United States Office of War Information (OWI) was created to coordinate information services and deliver propaganda at home and abroad. In an effort to encourage African American support for the war effort, OWI commissioned Chandler Owen to write a booklet that presented arguments in favor of black support for the war effort and to remind African Americans of what they stood to lose should Germany win the war. Well illustrated with dramatic photographs by Eliot Elisofon, OWI published and distributed 2.5 million copies of Negroes and the War to African Americans around the country. This government-produced propaganda demonstrates how the government sought to engage with African Americans to support the war effort in 1942.

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Playbill for A Raisin in the Sun

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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Playbill for Bubbling Brown Sugar

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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Playbill for Fences

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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Playbill for Ira Aldridge in Othello and The Slave at the Theatre Royal, 1857

Ira Aldridge, a legend of the stage, was one of the most celebrated thespians of the nineteenth century. This theater poster advertises an engagement by Aldridge at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle, England, in which he performed three roles from his extensive repertoire, Othello, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, and Gambia in The Slave. Transcribe the playbill to learn more about Aldridge’s performances.

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Playbill for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

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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Playbill for The Colored Museum

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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Playbill for The Wiz

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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