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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)
Sahara, 1943-1944
LOT 13096, no. 105 (F)
Second Chance
LOT 13096, no. 106 (F)
South of the Clouds, 1950-1951
LOT 13096, no. 107 (F)
A Wonderful Life
LOT 13096, no. 108 (F)
LOT 13096, nos. 109-110 (F)
Product promotion
LOT 13096, nos. 111-116 (F)
Stereotypes (nos. 117-120 are in color)
LOT 13096, nos. 117-125 (F)
Stereotypes (no. 125A is in color; it does not appear on the microfilm surrogate)
LOT 13096, no. 125A (H)
Television and radio
LOT 13096, nos. 126-129 (F)
LOT 13096, nos. 130-134 (F)
LOT 13097 Labor and Housing of African Americans at Mississippi River Flood Control and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Construction Sites, 1934.
Snapshot photos of work sites and camps at Hughes, Ark.; Friar's Point, Miss.; Memphis, Tenn.; and possibly other unidentified locations, show African American workers, their families, and houses. Several photos of a child identified as the “baby who caused the change in the sanitary regulations”; some views of an industrial building and dam, as well as tractors and hoisting machinery. John P. Davis, Charles Houston, and Walter White appear in several photos. 50 photographic prints. Organized chronologically.
Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, etc.
LOT 13097, nos. 1-50 (F)
LOT 13098 Voting Registration Activities and Voter Rights Infringement Cases, 1944-1962.
Voter registration activities and campaigns in Atlanta, Ga.; Birmingham, Ala.; Tampa, Fla.; and other unidentified locations. Includes children participating in registration activities; photos of “Tent City” in Fayette County, Tenn., a camp for African Americans driven from their homes for registering to vote in 1960; several photos of witnesses for voting rights infringement cases; photos related to the Gus Courts and George Lee voting restrictions case of 1955 show Courts in the hospital suffering from gun shot wounds he received for registering to vote and photos taken at the funeral of George Lee, who was murdered for his voter registration activities. NAACP staff depicted include William Borders, Gus Courts, Clarence Mitchell, and Austin T. Walden. 38 photographic prints; 1 print. Organized into four subject categories: General voter registration activities; Voter registration campaigns, Tampa, Fla.; Court cases and congressional hearings; Gus Courts and George Lee case, 1955.
General, 1944-1962
LOT 13098, nos. 1-13 (F)
Campaigns, Tampa, Fla., 1960 (?)
LOT 13098, nos. 14-23 (F)
Court cases and congressional hearings, 1946-1957
LOT 13098, nos. 24-30 (F)
Gus Courts and George Lee case, 1955
LOT 13098, nos. 31-38 (F)
LOT 13099 Civil Rights Marches, Demonstrations, and Lobbying Activities to Promote Civil Rights Legislation at National and Local Levels, 1917-1966, bulk 1950-1963.
Primarily marches, demonstrations, and meetings on civil rights issues. Includes images of the Silent Protest parade of 1917 (New York, N.Y.) and the Prayer Pilgrimage of 1957. Also includes color snapshots of the Selma, Ala., march of 1965. Miscellaneous subjects include a photo of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., speaking at a labor rally in New York, N.Y.; Korean War veterans picketing in front of the Robert E. Lee Hotel; branch members in Detroit, Mich., marching in a parade to protest segregation; several photos of Roy Wilkins celebrating his birthday at the 5th Statewide Fair Practices & Civil Rights Conference of 1966; NAACP executives Clarence Mitchell, Channing Tobias, Walter White, and Roy Wilkins, meeting with Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy about civil rights legislation. Includes snapshots documenting a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) sponsored memorial walk for slain civil rights activist William Moore, showing young civil rights activists walking and resting along the march route. Other civil rights leaders depicted include Martin Luther King, Jr., and A. Philip Randolph. 98 photographic prints. Organized into three subject categories: Civil rights conferences; Legislation and political action; Marches and rallies. Arranged chronologically within each category.
Civil rights conferences, 1951-1966
LOT 13099, nos. 1-7 (F)
Legislation and political action
LOT 13099, nos. 8-15 (F)
Marches and rallies
General, 1944-1960
LOT 13099, nos. 16-27 (F)
Silent Protest parade, 1917
LOT 13099, no. 28 (F)
National Emergency Civil Rights Mobilization Conference, 1950
LOT 13099, nos. 29-39 (F)
Civil rights assembly, Washington, D.C., 1956
LOT 13099, nos. 40-64 (F)
Prayer Pilgrimage, Washington, D.C., 1957
LOT 13099, nos. 65-73 (F)
NAACP civil rights rally, Oakland, Calif., 1960
LOT 13099, nos. 74-76 (F)
William Moore Memorial, Freedom Walk, 1963
LOT 13099, nos. 77-95 (F)
Selma, Ala., march, 1965
LOT 13099, nos. 96-106 (F)
LOT 13100 Freedom Fund Drive, Membership Campaign, and NAACP Rally in Harlem, (New York, N.Y.), during the summer of 1961.
Includes NAACP staff and volunteers soliciting memberships at NAACP donation tables set up in the street; people posting membership signs at area beauty salons and barber shops; workers at NAACP offices answering phones; a parade and NAACP-sponsored rally in front of the Hotel Theresa. Some photos taken at the rally show a Black Muslim counterdemonstration with some people carrying signs depicting Patrice Lumumba and others with signs marked “Integration, no, separation yes.” Two images from this group depict Malcolm X talking with NAACP youth secretary Herbert Wright. Includes several photos of a celebrity, possibly Dinah Washington, talking with people at a NAACP membership table on the street, a few photos of A. Philip Randolph and Roy Wilkins at the rally. 15 contact sheets (363 images); 27 photographic prints. Organized into two categories: Contact sheets; Enlargements.
Contact sheets
LOT 13100, nos. 1-15 (F)
LOT 13100, nos. 16-42 (F)
International activities, people, and places of interest to the NAACP.
LOT 13101 Delegates and Activities at International Congresses, 1944-1960.
Includes photos of the Conference Africaine Française in Brazzaville, some of which depict Charles DeGaulle and Governor-General Félix Eboué of French equatorial Africa; trade union leaders at meetings; West Indies National Council Vice President Richard Moore speaking at a meeting in San Francisco, Calif., on independence for the Caribbean and India; one photo shows Ralph Bunche at a United Nations meeting on Israeli-Jordan relations. 27 photographic prints. Organized chronologically.
Conference Africaine Française, Brazzaville, Congo
LOT 13101, nos. 1-15 (F)
World Trade Union Congress, London, England, Feb.
LOT 13101, no. 16 (F)
World Youth Conference, London, England, Nov.
LOT 13101, nos. 17-18 (F)
Free India Meeting
LOT 13101, nos. 19-20 (F)
Mount Holyoke College, Institute on the U.N.
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