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Date: 1696 

Description: Engraved and hand-colored map of Ethiopia, from Blaeu's General Atlas. Map title is framed by a man and a woman, both wearing head turbans, who are standin...

Date: 1970-12-29 ca.

Description: Poster advocating the boycott of Polaroid cameras due to the company's supposed involvement in South Africa's apartheid regime. A list of grievances and de...

Date: 1896 

Description: A group photograph of Violet Lee Dousman (back row, 3rd from left) and her fellow travelers, guides and Egyptians on a trip to Giza, Egypt. Five people are...

Date: 1927-03-23 

Description: Ensemble of diggings at Ali Bacha. View looking downhill towards three men working on an archaeological excavation in Algeria, Africa. On the left an indig...

Date: 1957-08 

Description: An Algerian Bedouin boy with a soldier. The boy is pledging that he will kill his father "with joy" if the father should serve the French forces in the gue...

Poster

SNCC poster

Date:  date unknown

Description: Student Nonviolence Coordinating Committee (SNCC) poster featuring an African man and child on red background.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of an Angolian prisoner with hands and feet bound in a wooden brace. Caption reads, "These methods were used to capture and hold the prisoners which w...

Book or Pamphlet

March of the Slaves

Date:  

Description: Two illustrations depicting the capture by Europeans of Africans who were taken away on ships to be slaves. The caption is in French.

Photograph

Saving Rent Control

Date: 1949-09-04 

Description: Emma Milton (left) of Omaha, a member of United Packinghouse Workers Union local 60, is seen here circulating a petition to save the rent control institute...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a group of people from "Zululand" in "native" costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations,...

Date: 1928-09-10 

Description: Clyde N. King stands next to an International Special Delivery truck at the "Mission in Buta" in the Belgian Congo. Three men sit on elephants nearby. King...

Date: 1955-08 

Description: A community leadership workshop session, August-September, at Highlander Folk School. Elizabeth Brinkman, Germany, in background in a flower dress; obscure...

Photograph

Sphinx de Gizeh

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: The Sphinx at Giza in Egypt. Three men are standing or sitting on the shoulder of the Sphinx, and several men are sitting in the shade below with two camel...

Date: 1958-10-21 

Description: Representatives of overseas students' organizations were greeted by University President Conrad Elvehjem, Vice-Pres. Fred Harrington, and Prof. Jonathon Cu...

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:  

Description: A meeting at the Braden Center. Although unidentified, it is probably a meeting of the Kentucky Alliance. Identified individuals include local activists An...

Photograph

Journey of the Magi

Date: 2013-12 

Description: James Tissot's "Journey of the Magi" projected on a computer screen.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Leo Kehl, head of the Kehl School of Dance in Madison, Wisconsin, poses with a group of African men in native attire on an unknown occasion.

Date: 1957-08 

Description: An Algerian Red Crescent (Red Cross equivalent) worker bandages a National Liberation Front member's chest outdoors. He wears a Red Crescent arm band to id...

Date: 1910 

Description: Postcard of a harvesting scene in Algiers. Includes a color illustration of a horse-drawn grain binder. Caption reads: "Algiers — In this far off country o...

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