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The Colored American Magazine was one of the first monthly magazines created for an African American audience. The magazine featured content relating to arts, education, politics, medicine and business. It also featured articles about black people across the African Diaspora. This issue is one of the last to be published and includes articles such as: “Character Building,” the “New Negro Bank,” “An Example of Negro Manhood,” and “Consumption—Its History and Causes.”
78 Total Pages 43 Contributing Members
This final volume of the Homer G. Phillips Hospital School of Nursing’s yearbook, The Guardian, takes a look at the forty-nine year existence of the nursing school and honors the more than one thousand women who trained as nurses there from 1919 to 1968. This yearbook, which belonged to 1947 graduate Pauline Brown Payne, includes photographs of each of the school’s graduating classes as well as autographs and personal notes from many of the school’s graduates.
11 Total Pages 13 Contributing Members
Student-led newspapers are a time-honored tradition at colleges and universities around the country. Learn more about Hampton University, Booker T. Washington’s alma mater, by transcribing the April 1921 edition of The Hampton Student. This edition of the student and alumni newspaper looks into Hampton’s athletic programs.
27 Total Pages 33 Contributing Members
The Negro Motorist Green Book was a guidebook for African American travelers that provided a list of hotels, boarding houses, taverns, restaurants, service stations and other establishments throughout the country that served African Americans patrons. Victor H. Green published it annually from 1936 to 1966 when discrimination against African Americans was widespread. During this period, African Americans faced racial prejudice, price gouging and physical violence while traveling around the United States. The information included in The Negro Motorist Green Book helped increase their safety and treatment. **Note: If you encounter columns, please transcribe them like this: --- | --- column one header | column two header column one detail | column two detail Interested in learning more about the Green Book? Check out these interactives! The University Libraries Digital Collection, The Negro Travelers' Green Book New York Public Library, Navigating the Green Book
2 Total Pages 7 Contributing Members
Ira Aldridge, a legend of the stage, was one of the most celebrated thespians of the nineteenth century. This theater poster features Aldridge as one of the stars in the 1856 production of Lovers of Bourbon. Transcribe the advertisement for this romantic melodrama to learn more about Aldridge’s performance.
63 Total Pages 20 Contributing Members
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.
19 Total Pages 8 Contributing Members
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.