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  • Subject is exactly "African American history"
FWCA_FinalProgram.pdf

Program for the Faculty Women of Color in the Academy 5th Annual Conference, which includes photographs of Henrietta Mann, Nikki Giovannia, and Menah…

Charles Johnson graduated from Christiansburg Industrial Institute in 1953 and served as President of the Christiansburg Institute Alumni Association.…

Mary Smith Mills attended Christiansburg Institute from 1941 to 1945. Mary grew up in Christiansburg, Virginia and later became the first black woman…

Esther Jones graduated from Christiansburg Industrial Institute in 1939. Esther used the skills she acquired at CI to assist her husband in running a…

Gladys Sokolow graduated from Christiansburg Industrial Institute in 1953. Gladys grew up in Pulaski County, Virginia and later resided in…

Naomi Davidson graduated from Christiansburg Industrial Institute in 1954. Naomi grew up in the Wake Forest community in Montgomery County, Virginia,…

Jacqueline “Jackie” Eaves graduated from Christiansburg Industrial Institute in 1964 and was a member of the Alumni Association. Jacqueline was born…
Ms2008_018_Foster_Jack_1883_1213a.jpg

Letter from Jack Foster, formerly enslaved person and body servant in the 36th Virginia Infantry, to Confederate General John McCausland, reminiscing about the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain and his time in camp service.
Ms2008-058_VirginiaRepublicanPartyFlyer_1921.jpg

The Virginia Republican Party Flyer lists the African American Republican candidates for Virginia elected offices in 1921 and includes Maggie L. Walker, the first American female bank president, as the candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction and John Mitchell, Jr., the editor of the Richmond Planet, as the candidate for Governor.
Ms1988_009_oddfellowsHouseholdOfRuthCorresp_postcard_1916_1128a.jpg

Correspondence between two members of the Blacksburg chapter of the Household of Ruth, a women's auxiliary organization to the Grand United Order of…
st_johns.jpg

St Johns Day: St Paul A.M.E. Church, Blacksburg, VA (exact date unknown).
Watson_Deed_cropped.jpg

Handwritten Watson property deed (exact date unknown).
Vaughn_sale.jpg

House and Lot bill of sale, Vaughn .
Vaughn_deed.jpg

Handwritten Vaughn property deed (exact date unknown).
ThanksgivingProgram.jpg

Thanksgiving service program of Grand United Order of Odd Fellows (exact date unknown).
PhillipsThesis_SchoolfromSW.jpg

Black and white photograph of white school house building (exact date unknown).
PhillipsMap.jpg

Map of early Blacksburg showing "present location of the negro population" (exact date unknown).
PennStreetChurch1948.jpg

Drawing of Penn Street Church.
2008.02.019.jpg

Laura Lee Anderson and unnamed individual (exact date unknown).
2008.02.015.jpg

New Town House 2 (exact date unknown).
2008.02.008.jpg

New Town House (exact date unknown).
2008.02.007.jpg

New Town house with white car under carport (exact date unknown).
2008.02.003.jpg

Ginger Wagner and unnamed individual sitting on porch of a New Town house (exact date unknown).
1962aerial_OFHpointer.jpg

Black and white aerial photograph showing the Town of Blacksburg and New Town's location within it. New Town location designated by red arrow.
Ms2009-110_Photo6.jpg

A photograph of a tenant farmer known as Aaron with a horse. Taken around 1930, while Aaron was working a piece of land on the John T. Lewis, Jr.,…
Ms2009-110_Photo5.jpg

This photograph shows a tenant farmer known as Aaron and two other unidentified people on the front porch of a tenant house on the John T. Lewis, Jr.,…
Ms2009-110_Photo4.jpg

A photograph of a tenant farmer known as Aaron working a piece of land on the John T. Lewis, Jr., estate in Clarksville, Virginia. Taken around 1930.
Ms2009-110_Photo3.jpg

This photograph depicts the house of a tenant farmer known as Aaron working a piece of land on the John T. Lewis, Jr., estate in Clarksville,…
Ms2009-110_Photo2.jpg

This photograph depicts the tenant house of a tenant farmer known as Aaron working a piece of land on the John T. Lewis, Jr., estate in Clarksville,…
Ms2009-110_Photo1.jpg

Photograph of the home of a tenant farmer known as Aaron working a piece of land on the John T. Lewis, Jr., estate in Clarksville, Virginia. Taken…
Ms2011_015_WilsonDiary1913_0frontcover.jpg

Jeffrey Thomas Wilson (1843-1929) was a former slave who spent most of his life in and around Portsmouth and Norfolk, Virginia. He outlived four wives…
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