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Slavery and Freedom

Have you ever wondered what goes into the making of an exhibition? Here is your chance to contribute to Slavery and Freedom, one of the inaugural exhibitions of the Smithsonian’s newest museum, that National Museum of African American History and Culture. The Slavery and Freedom exhibition explores the founding of the nation through the lens of the African American experience from the development of the Atlantic world in the 15th century up through the Reconstruction Acts following the Civil War. Please join us in transcribing these documents to help uncover the stories of enslaved persons and their resilience, resistance, courage and faith.

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Some Glimpses of Alabama State

Have you ever wondered what college was like in the 1930s? Take a look at the photos and text in this 1937 Alabama State yearbook and help us transcribe the pages to find out.

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Soul City Portfolio

Soul City, North Carolina is a planned community initiated by Floyd McKissick with funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development in 1969. He envisioned a town that would offer African American families affordable housing, jobs and healthcare. The town was partially constructed but never finished. This portfolio details residential, industrial, commercial and business plans for the town.

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Southern Christian Leadership Conference Citizenship Workbook

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) is a civil rights organization that promotes racial equality and social justice through non-violent action. Established in 1957, right after the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the organization is well-known for coordinating the activities of local organizations protesting segregation using boycotts, marches, sit-ins and other non-violent tactics. The SCLC was also deeply involved in economic justice and voter registration campaigns. Citizenship schools were established throughout the South to teach adults English literacy and civics so they could pass voter registration tests. This workbook, owned by Kitt E. Kennedy, Sr., of Winnsboro, SC, illustrates the lessons taught to fuel the political activism of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950's and 1960's. Please help us transcribe the handbook and learn more about the SCLC's efforts.

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Souvenir Centennial Celebration: Bethel Baptist Institutional Church Golden Jubilee

The Bethel Baptist Institutional Church is one of the oldest Baptist congregations in Florida. Earliest services were held on a plantation 1838. The congregation included many slaves from surrounding plantations who would require a special day pass that allowed them to travel safely to services. During the Civil War, the church building was used as a hospital for the Union Army. After the war, white members of the church attempted to take over the congregation and remove the African American congregants. These African Americans took their case to court where a judge ruled in their favor. Today, the congregation boasts well over fourteen thousand members. This document is a souvenir program from Bethel Baptist Institutional Church's Golden Jubilee. The souvenir shows the lasting legacy of such an important church in the community and African American life. Learn more by transcribing the celebration marking the history of one hundred years of service.

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Souvenir Program of the Goodwill Baptist Church in the Dedication of their New House of Worship

The Goodwill Baptist Church was one of the centers of community life for Richmond, Virginia, in 1953. Discover through transcription how they celebrated their anniversary through this Souvenir program.

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Souvenir Program: Bethel Baptist Institutional Church Brotherhood Alliance

The Bethel Baptist Institutional Church is one of the oldest Baptist congregation in Florida. Earliest services were held on a plantation 1838. The congregation included many slaves from surrounding plantations who would require a special day pass that allowed them to travel safely to services. During the Civil War, the church building was used as a hospital for the Union Army. After the war, white members of the church attempted to take over the congregation and remove the African American congregants. These African Americans took their case to court where a judge ruled in their favor. Today, the congregation boasts well over fourteen thousand members. This document is a souvenir program from the Bethel Baptist Institutional Church Brotherhood Alliance for men's day activities. The interior has images of the men's day officials, a program schedule, and information about committees and speakers. The souvenir shows the lasting legacy of such an important church in the community and African American life. Learn more by transcribing and discovering all the activities of the March 18, 1956 event.

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Such As I Have

Dennis Comer (D.C.) Washington was the pastor of the Seventeenth Street Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama, and the executive director of the Sunday School Publication Board of the National Baptist Convention. This book contains sermons from his time as a pastor as well as sermons from the Alabama Baptist State Convention, the Women's Baptist State Convention of Alabama, and the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc. Help us discover Rev. D.C. Washington's thoughts on "The Regions Beyond" and "Mending Broken Nets."

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Testimonial Banquet Honoring Reverend Robert Moses Williams

The Zion Baptist Church of Baltimore, Maryland, was founded in 1934 in a vacant theater. The congregation moved to a permanent structure in 1956. In 1957, Rev. Robert Moses Williams became the pastor. This souvenir program is from his 11th anniversary as pastor of the church. Help us transcribe this program and join in as the church celebrates Reverend Williams.

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Testimonial Banquet Honoring Sister Magdalene Sample for More than Fifty Years of Service

Magdalene Sample was an active member of the Second Baptist Church in Long Branch, New Jersey. Help us discover why she was honored at the church's 1974 banquet!

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