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Date: 1947-02-13 

Description: Group portrait of the Central High School boy's basketball team and coach, Front row l to r: Pat McCann, Al Dockery, Mel Troia, Bill Withers, Allen Sweet,...

Date: 1978-12 

Description: A crowd of people with signs march to the Democratic Party mid-term convention during the first national ACORN convention.

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: 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: 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: 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...

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: 1964 ca.

Description: A large line of protesters holding signs calling for voting rights and civil rights stand on a sidewalk along a fence.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a crowd standing on platform near the tracks at Harlingen Railroad Depot, awaiting a train's arrival. A sign posted on the platform is written in E...

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Description: Mamie Arms Hall, mother of Lewis Arms, holds up her red cross badge which shows she has a son at war. These badges were usually displayed on a door or in a...

Photograph

Group on a Sofa

Date:  date unknown

Description: Group of people sitting on a sofa, with one man standing on the right. The man sitting on the far right holding papers in his hands is Amzie Moore, noted c...

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Description: A group of students from McComb High School stand near a car holding signs with messages including "Vote Negroes" and "We Will Suffer Punishment".

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: 1943-04-26 

Description: Lewis Arms poses with his sister and other children on Easter Day. Front from left to right are Nedra Arms (sister) and John Hall. From left to right behin...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Two men with a horse-drawn wagon loaded with lumber at a construction site.

Photograph

Willie Mae Small

Date: 1977 

Description: Willie Mae Small, 107 years old, sits in a chair off to the side during an outdoor service (church?).

Date: 1915-02-20 

Description: African American woman and boy use "sedge brush" brooms to sweep a dirt yard as two women - possibly social workers or Agricultural Extension employees - l...

Date: 1972-05 ca.

Description: Poster advertising a public speech by Dick Gregory, African American comedian and civil rights activist. Event took place May 19, 1972 at the University of...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Three African American women, Lucille Jones, Charlotte Simms, and Phoebe Hines, posing in Vilas Park.

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