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LOT 13089 African Americans in Business, Government, Public Service, and Labor, 1938-1964, bulk 1940-1948.
Photos show African American workers posed for group portraits, receiving awards, and in work related activities. Occupations represented include nurses, doctors, laborers, clerks, and retail management trainees. Includes Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC) photos documenting integration of African Americans into the work force; National Youth Administration photos show youth learning various trades; many publicity photos of scientists and administrators employed by the Department of Agriculture; some photos of tobacco workers striking; a few photos of workers in San Francisco, Calif., and Pontiac, Mich., protesting employment discrimination. NAACP staff represented in a few photos: Clarence Mitchell, Walter White, and Roy Wilkins. 95 photographic prints; 1 print. Organized into eight subject categories: African Americans employed at the Department of Agriculture; African Americans in professional occupations; Discrimination; Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC); Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC) in New York, N.Y.; National Youth Administration, vocational training program; Protests; Strikes.
African Americans employed at the Department of Agriculture, ca. 1940-ca. 1950
LOT 13089, nos. 1-18 (F)
African Americans in professional occupations
ca. 1943-1950
LOT 13089, nos. 19-48 (F)
CCNY Mid-town Business Center
LOT 13089, nos. 49-54 (F)
Discrimination, 1946-1947
LOT 13089, nos. 55-57 (F)
Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC)
LOT 13089, nos. 58-65 (F)
Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC) in New York, N.Y.
LOT 13089, nos. 66-72 (F)
National Youth Administration, vocational training program
LOT 13089, nos. 73-80 (F)
LOT 13089, nos. 81-89 (F)
LOT 13089, nos. 90-95 (F)
LOT 13090 Health Services and Public Health Facilities Available to African Americans, 1946- ca. 1950.
Includes photos of tuberculosis screening at a Harlem Health Center; photos and text about a proposed public health and rehabilitation center dedicated as a living war memorial; fundraising activities for Sydenham Hospital in New York, a proposed “interracial volunteer hospital.” Includes one photo of a child with sores or scars on her face and a one photo of assembly workers in a pharmaceutical plant. 15 photographic prints; 3 photomechanical prints. Organized into three subject categories: General; Hall of Health, War, and Peace; Sydenham Hospital.
General, 1948-ca. 1950
LOT 13090, nos. 1-7 (F)
Hall of Health, War, and Peace
LOT 13090, nos. 8-14A (F)
Sydenham Hospital
LOT 13090, nos. 15-20 (F)
LOT 13091 Urban and Rural Housing for African Americans, ca. 1911-1960.
Emphasis is on single-family houses and integrated developments in cities and rural areas in the Southern and Northeastern United States. Includes low-income housing projects in Brooklyn, N.Y.; Boston, Mass.; Chicago, Ill.; Cleveland, Ohio; Greenbelt, Md.; New York, N.Y., and Watts (Los Angeles, Calif.). Some photos show white resistance to integration in their neighborhoods, including a photo of a house with a sign declaring “This house is not for sale.” Includes miscellaneous unidentified rowhouses and a few home interiors. 63 photographic prints; 4 prints. Organized into four subject categories: Demonstrations against integrated housing; Poor housing conditions; Public housing; Miscellaneous oversize.
Demonstrations against integrated housing, 1951-1958
LOT 13091, nos. 1-10 (F)
Poor housing conditions, ca. 1937-1960
LOT 13091, nos. 11-26 (F)
Public and single family housing, ca. 1928-1960
LOT 13091, nos. 27-58 (F)
Miscellaneous oversize
LOT 13091, nos. 59-63 (H)
LOT 13092 Ku Klux Klan Activities, 1926-ca. 1957.
Photos show destruction and defacing of personal property, cross burnings, church and house bombings by Ku Klux Klan in Montgomery, Ala.; Shreveport, La.; Groveland, Fla.; and Egg Harbor City, N.J. One postcard photo showing storm damage to a KKK building in Miami, Fla., taken ca. 1926. Ku Klux Klan May Day parade in Prague; Klan rallies in Swainsboro, Ga., and Visalia, Calif., and other unidentified locations. One photo depicting a Nazi party rally in an unidentified location; two snapshots of a Klan “motorcade” to Stone Mountain, Ga., taken in 1956 at Union City, Ga. 18 photographic prints.
Bombings, rallies, motorcades, etc.
LOT 13092, nos. 1-18 (F)
LOT 13093 Anti-lynching Campaign Activities and Victims of Beatings and Lynchings, 1916-1964.
Students and branch members demonstrating against lynching; snapshots of William Hastie and Walter White with Congressmen Joseph Gavagan and Raymond McKeough lobbying for anti-lynching legislation in Washington, D.C.; a flag displayed from NAACP headquarters window with the words “A MAN WAS LYNCHED YESTERDAY”; portraits of lynch victims and lynch mobs; some photos of victims' families, including Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Bradley; one group portrait of the mothers of slain civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner. Includes reproductions of sculptures and artwork depicting lynch victims. One photo of a Virginia highway sign with text explaining the origin of the lynch law. Additional NAACP staff depicted include Medgar Evers, Daisy Lampkin, and Roy Wilkins. 98 photographic prints; 3 photomechanical prints. Organized into four subject categories: Anti-lynching legislation/demonstrations; Lynching victims and families; Victims of brutality; Miscellaneous.
Anti-lynching legislation/demonstrations, 1934-1950
LOT 13093, nos. 1-27 (F)
Lynching victims and families, 1916-1964
LOT 13093, nos. 28-69 (F)
Victims of brutality, 1945-ca. 1950
LOT 13093, nos. 70-95 (F)
LOT 13093, nos. 96-100 (F)
Miscellaneous oversize
LOT 13093, no. 101 (H)
LOT 13094 Segregated and Integrated Public Facilities, 1920-1964, bulk 1944-1950.
Includes activities at segregated recreation facilities; social welfare centers for minority children in Harlem; one photo of an integrated church service; miscellaneous buildings, churches, and businesses, including views of the African American-owned Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company, Los Angeles, Calif. Picketing of segregated theaters, commercial businesses, amusement parks; several photos of a man sitting in a segregated library watched closely by police officers; several photos of vice-presidential candidate, Henry Wallace, on a campaign tour through Birmingham, Ala., that was cut short when he refused to speak before a segregated audience. Some photos show railroad dining car interiors; a few show sections of dining car tables roped off and separated from other seating areas. 132 photographic prints; 3 prints. Organized into five subject categories: Integrated public facilities; Melrose House/Pepsi Cola, Junior Club of Harlem; Segregated facilities; Transportation facilities; and Miscellaneous buildings/facilities.
Integrated public facilities
LOT 13094, nos. 1-4 (F)
Melrose House/Pepsi Cola, Junior Club of Harlem
LOT 13094, nos. 5-21 (F)
Segregated facilities
LOT 13094, nos. 22-55 (F)
LOT 13094, nos. 56-61 (F)
Transportation facilities
LOT 13094, nos. 62-77 (F)
Miscellaneous buildings/facilities
Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Co.
LOT 13094, nos. 78-80 (F)
LOT 13094, nos. 81-135 (F)
LOT 13095 Race Riots in Columbia, Tenn., and Los Angeles, Calif., and Tulsa, Okla., 1921-1946.
Primarily views of Tulsa, Okla., before and after the riot of 1921, and street scenes during the Los Angeles, Calif., “Zoot Suit Riot” of 1943. Includes three photos of vandalism and arrests at Columbia, Tenn., after the riot of 1946. 20 photographic prints.
Race riots, participants, and aftermaths
LOT 13095, nos. 1-20 (F)
LOT 13096 African Americans in Advertising, Broadcasting, Film, and Theater, 1916-1958, bulk 1944-1949.
Photos show celebrities in publicity portraits and film stills. Prominent African Americans represented include Joe Louis, Jackie Robinson, and Ethel Waters. Also includes stills from religious, war, educational, and feature films, including Canterbury Tale, Home of the Brave, and Pinky. One photo shows Walter White being interviewed on a television program; includes some images of African American stereotypes including “black-face” entertainers performing skits; several photos of NAACP branch members protesting the screening of the film Birth of a Nation at a Flushing, N.Y., movie theater. 130 photographic prints; 3 photomechanical prints; 3 prints. Organized into six subject categories: The Birth of a Nation picketing; Film stills; Product promotion; Stereotypes; Television and radio; Theater.
The Birth of a Nation picketing
LOT 13096, nos. 1-3 (F)
Film stills
LOT 13096, no. 4 (F)
Angel in Ebony
LOT 13096, no. 5 (F)
Answer for Anne
LOT 13096, no. 6 (F)
Birthday Party, 1931
LOT 13096, no. 7 (F)
A Canterbury Tale
LOT 13096, nos. 8-30 (F)
Fisk University film, CBS, 1955
LOT 13096, nos. 31-36 (F)
Home of the Brave
LOT 13096, nos. 37-65 (F)
Into the Good Ground
LOT 13096, nos. 66-68 (F)
The Jackie Robinson Story
LOT 13096, nos. 69-71 (F)
A Job for Bob
LOT 13096, no. 72 (F)
Joe Louis, Morton Moreland, Mickey McAvoy
LOT 13096, nos. 73-76 (F)
Kenji Comes Home
LOT 13096, no. 77 (F)
The Mulatto
LOT 13096, nos. 78-81 (F)
Our Children
LOT 13096, no. 82 (F)
Out of the Dust
LOT 13096, no. 83 (F)
Ox Bow Incident
LOT 13096, no. 84 (F)
Pinky, 1949
LOT 13096, nos. 85-102 (F)
LO T 13096, nos. 103-104 (F)
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