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Date: 1916 ca.

Description: African-American students gathered in a room at what the original caption identifies as the "Muskogee Colored High School."

Date: 1964 

Description: A group of African American students participate in a Freedom School class outdoors during Freedom Summer. The class, which was held on Tougaloo College ca...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two kitchen workers at Mary's Sanitorium stand in a kitchen room with shelves of trays and a warming tray along the walls.

Date:  

Description: Staff meeting at Highlander School. From left to right: Henry Shipherd; unknown; Betty Shipherd; Zilphia Horton; Septima Clark; Myles Horton; Julie Mabee.

Photograph

Smelter Workers

Date:  

Description: Smelter Workers posing, singing together at Highlander Folk School. A woman holding a camera is taking a picture of them.

Date: 1959-02-28 

Description: Jesse Nixon of Wisconsin crosses the finish line after the 600-yard dash. His time was 1:11.3 minutes. In the background are Ohio State's Dick Strayer, sec...

Historical Essay

Benjamin Butts (1853-1930)

One Man's Journey from Slavery to Madison Business Owner to State Assembly Staff Member

Learn about a freed slave's intriguing story as a barber serving Wisconsin's prominent politicians, and as a well-known, beloved face in the capital city.

Date: 1948-06-06 

Description: Group portrait of African-American choir on steps in front of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 548 West Johnson Street.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Andrew Webb Jr. and Al. Weaver standing on a bridge over the "Catfish" (Yahara) River in Tenney Park.

Date: 1947-02-13 

Description: Five drum majors of the Four Lakes Council (Madison area) Boy Scout Drum and Bugle Corps. Left to right: Charles Harris, Charles Butler, James Berray, Stan...

Date: 1955-07-24 

Description: Dr. C.H. Paris, Fred Patterson, and Mrs. Rosa Parks attending a Segregation Workshop at Highlander Folk School.

Date: 1883 ca.

Description: Advertising lithograph depicting the first public demonstration of a mechanical reaper by Cyrus Hall McCormick at Steeles Tavern, Virginia, in 1831. The sc...

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: A group of people are seated on folding chairs, likely at the MFDP state convention. A woman at the front of the room addresses the group through a microph...

Date: 1948-06-06 

Description: Group portrait of nine African-American women and Rev. Cunningham (?) standing in front of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 548 West Johnson Street.

Date: 1877 

Description: Composite photograph of the Wisconsin Assembly clerks and employees: 1. T.B. Reid, Sgt-at-Arms 2. W.A. Nowell, Chief Clerk 3. M. Knight, Asst Sgt-a...

Date:  

Description: Two women at the blackboard during a Wadmalaw Island citizenship group evening class.

Photograph

Street Scene

Date: 1962 ca.

Description: Slightly elevated view over the heads of a group of African Americans standing in a line on the sidewalk in front of Hood & Lyle's Furniture store towards...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Bernard Arms, uncle of Lewis Arms, poses with his girlfriend Nellie, who he later married.

Photograph

Cranberry Picking

Date:  date unknown

Description: A group of men picking cranberries in a field.

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: A girl at a demonstration holding a sign that reads: "We are tired of being ruled by racists." Behind her, other people carry signs as they walk along a fe...

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