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174948

John Brown on his way to the gallows... Whaling off Long Island...

Item #174948

January 31, 1885

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 31, 1885  Front full page portrait of "The Hon. William M. Evarts", the Senator from New York, with an article on him inside.

Inside is a full pg. illus. of: "Japan at New Orleans"; full pg. illus. of "Long Island Produce by Rail"; a very large & dramatic doublepage centerfold: "John Brown on His Way to Execution&q... See More  

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681177

'Untidy Revolution' In Selma, Alabama...

Item #681177

March 18, 1965

THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, March 18, 1965



* Selma to Montgomery marches - Alabama

* Martin Luther King Jr. - "Bloody Sunday"




Page 3 has, "Untidy Revolution' In Selma, Alabama" which tells of Bloody Sunday. Beneath the article is: "A HEARTFELT 'THANK YOU' from MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr., the Negroes of Selma, Alabama, and the SCLC staff" which include... See More  

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677557

Banned from hotel, Elgin Baylor refuses to play...

Item #677557

January 17, 1959

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 17, 1959



*  Elgin Baylor refuses to play in West Virginia

* Negro team members banned from "white's only" hotel




The 1st column of the front page has heading: "Baylor, N.B.A. Star, Balks at Hotel Ban", which states in part: "Elgin Baylor, rookie star of the professional Minneapolis Lakers, refused to play tonight... in protest...&... See More  

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684432

Deaths of Thurgood Marshall and Thomas Dorsey...

Item #684432

January 25, 1993

LOS ANGELES TIMES, California, January 25, 1993



* Thurgood Marshall death (1st report)

* 1st African American Supreme Court Justice




The front page carries the two column wide, two line announcement "Thurgood Marshall, 84, First Black Justice, Dies" with subhead "Supreme Court: Retired jurist was a leader in the legal battle to end forced segregation in the U.S.". "R... See More  

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684239

Frederick Douglass rebukes a stance on the "colored race"...

Item #684239

July 27, 1850

SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, New York, July 27, 1850  The top of page 5 has a column: "The Blacks--Labor Independence--F. Douglass" which begins: "We were rather sharply rebuked, not many months ago, by Mr. Frederick Douglass's 'North Star' for urging on the Colored Race the duty and policy of taking an independent, a separate position, & proving therein their ability &... See More  

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174998

Nice steeplechase print...

Item #174998

July 25, 1885

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 25, 1885  Halfpg: 'The New Bridge Over the Alabama at Selma'. Nearly fullpg. by Nast: 'The 'Practical' Politician's Love for the Negro'. Fullpg: 'Fireworks at Manhattan Beach' is nice. Great fullpg: 'A steeplechase at Monmouth Park'. Fullpg. with 5 scenes of: 'Greenwood Lake', N.Y.

Other news and advertis... See More  

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687011

Mormons are settling at the Great Salt Lake... Wonderful letter on the Gold Rush of California...

Item #687011

June 28, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 28, 1849 



* California gold rush - 49ers

* Mormons at Salt Lake City

* Mormonism - emigration




Page 2 has 1 1/3 columns taken up with great content headed: "Affairs In California" which is prefaced with: "The following letter from Col. Stevenson to a friend in New York contains a very interesting statement of the cond... See More  

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214122

Famous anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #214122
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, 1861-65 (first rate)  See the photo below for the terrific masthead of this famous anti-slavery title. The ornate woodcut in the masthead features three scenes: a slave auction, an image of Jesus breaking the bonds of the oppressors, and a family about to depart for their journey to emancipation. Much of the content concerns slavery and the anti-slavery movement. Edited... See More  

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172162

Billy Bowlegs... Yachting...

Item #172162

June 12, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 12, 1858  The front page article "A Visit to Captain Howes, of The Schoonoer 'Mobile'" also features a half-page illustration "The British Officer Boarding the 'Mobile' and a smaller illustration 'Side of the 'Mobile,' Showing the Mark of the Rifle-Ball". A text article on "Luncan's Light". "... See More  

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696770

Rev. J.W.C. Pennington letter - purchase of a slave...

Item #696770

June 02, 1854

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, June 2, 1854  Page 3 provides an exchange of letters between Rev. Dr. J. W. C. Pennington, Jacob Grove, and Stephen Pennington. The content relates to the purchase of a slave and is quite interesting. 

Other reports include: "Southern Views on Foreign Emigration", "Alexander Hamilton on the Powers of the Government", "Arrival of the Asia&qu... See More  

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647352

Early from Florida...

Item #647352

February 19, 1848

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, February 19, 1848 



* Rare antebellum publication



Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, five years before the Civil War.

The front page has various literary items including: "Natural History of Humbugs". Pages 2 & 3 h... See More  

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682206

Early from Florida...

Item #682206

November 04, 1848

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, Nov. 4, 1848 



* Rare antebellum publication



Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, three years before the Civil War.

Over half of the ftpg. has various political Acts and documents signed in type by the President: James K. Polk. Va... See More  

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636136

Mosby, Adams, Long, and more...

Item #636136

April 28, 1864

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, Charleston, South Carolina, April 28, 1864 



* From the origin of the American Civil War



This was one of the few newspapers which had: "Confederate States of America" printed in the masthead (see). There is much reporting on the Civil War--from the Confederate perspective--including ftpg. items headed: "From Orange C.H.--Yankee Army Ordered to Mov... See More  

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667457

Slavery... The controversial Huddy-Asgill Affair...

Item #667457
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, January, 1787  One of the more intriguing articles is: "Letters Relative to the Treatment of Capt. Asgill, while Prisoner in the American Army, being a full Refutation of the Charges of Inhumanity Exhibited in London Against General Washington". This is on the Huddy-Asgill Affair. Website have full details, but in brief Capt. Huddy, an American ... See More  

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689024

Great Civil War prints... Rolla (MO)... Beaufort (SC)... Camp Alexander...

Item #689024

February 01, 1862

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 1, 1862  The ftpg. shows: "Campaign on the Potomac--Guard House Near Langley, Virginia, with Rebel Prisoners".

Inside a fullpg. print shows: "Port Royal Expedition--Scene in the Military Market at Beaufort" showing many African-American slaves.

Other prints include: "Encampment of the National Army Near Rolla", Mis... See More  

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175122

Geronimo captured... Oystering on Long Island...

Item #175122

October 02, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 2, 1886  One-third of a page shows: "The Hostile Apaches--The Captors and the Captured" shows Geronimo and Natchez, plus another one-third pg. illus. of the soldiers who captured them. Fullpg. print: "A Night Scene at the St. Louis Exposition". Another full page print: "The 'Tub Parade' at Lenox, Massachusetts". 3/4 ... See More  

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675959

Martin Luther King Day Established...

Item #675959

November 02, 1983

LOS ANGELES TIMES, November 2, 1983



* President Ronald Reagan Creates MLK National Holiday

* Coretta Scott King attends signing of bill




The front page of this issue has both an image and an article of President Ronald Reagan publicly signing a bill to establish January 18th as a Federal Holiday celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King. This issue is the Late Final edition and so it contains ... See More  

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172646

Slaves fleeing into Union camps...

Item #172646

January 31, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 31, 1863  The full front page is a print: "Army Beef" showing soldiers shooting cattle, with 2 smaller vignettes.

Inside has a full page: "Contrabands Coming Into Camp in Consequence of the Proclamation", referring to the recent Emancipation Proclamation. It shows many African-Americans and presumed slaves. Also a full page with 2 print... See More  

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696871

Slaves fleeing into Union camps...

Item #696871

January 31, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 31, 1863  The full front page is a print: "Army Beef" showing soldiers shooting cattle, with 2 smaller vignettes.

Inside has a full page: "Contrabands Coming Into Camp in Consequence of the Proclamation", referring to the recent Emancipation Proclamation. It shows many African-Americans and presumed slaves. Also a full page with 2 print... See More  

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688380

Eldridge Cleaver's death report... Obit of Bruce Springsteen's father...

Item #688380

May 02, 1998

LOS ANGELES TIMES, May 2, 1998
 
* Death of Eldridge Cleaver
* From Black Panther to Mormon environmental & peace activist
 
The front page has: "Eldridge Cleaver, Former Black Panther, Dies", which tells of the life and death of the notable activist and author of "Soul On Ice" (considered a seminal work in African-American literature). The
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177220

Remembering Abraham Lincoln....

Item #177220

February 13, 1909

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 13, 1909  The color cover of Abraham Lincoln (by Stanton Palmer) is not included.  However, all other Lincoln related coverage (prints and text), as shown in the images, are present - including the standard cover with which includes Abraham Lincoln.

This issue has photos and an article of "Lincoln's Last Hours" and an illustration of... See More  

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698452

The slave trade while Kansas was bleeding... Pike's Peak - Boom or Bust (?)

Item #698452

June 14, 1859

THE NORWALK EXPERIMENT, Huron County, Ohio, June 14, 1859



* Pike's Peak - Gold "Boom" or "Bust"?

* Selling Kansan slaves to southern states



Page 2 has a troubling article, "GREELEY MEETS A SLAVE DEALER", which tells of a man thanking Horace Greeley for his efforts to see Kansas and Missouri become free of slaves. The man goes on to state that he himsel... See More  

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175202

University of Michigan prints from 1887...

Item #175202

July 09, 1887

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 9, 1887  Nice doublepage centerfold: "The University Of Michigan, At Ann Arbor" features 9 illustrations of the notable buildings on the campus, including: "The Library" "The Museum" "The Medical School" "The School Of Dentistry" "The Observatory" "The Chemical Laboratory" "The Main ... See More  

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673633

William Cowper poem - the abolition of the Slave Trade...

Item #673633
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, May 25, 1807  Page 3, under the heading: "THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE", has the timely reprinting of the William Cowper poem, "The Morning Dream" (shown in this issue simply as "A Dream"). 

Also present is a letter Alexander Petion, the 1st President of Hayti, to the "men of color" ... See More  

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697234

Latest from Atlanta, in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #697234

September 29, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Sept. 29, 1864 



* Rare Confederate publication

* Origin of the American Civil War




Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Results of the Summer Campaign" "Hood's New Movement" "From the Georgia Front--Affairs at Atlanta" "Latest From the Valley" "and more.

Complete as a single sheet is... See More  

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697378

Fall of Plymouth, North Carolina...

Item #697378

November 04, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Nov. 4, 1864



* Capture of Plymouth, North Carolina

* From the origin of the Confederacy




Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Petersburg" "Secret Sessions" "From Our Army In Tennessee" "From Sherman's Army--Sherman's Position" "From the Northern Papers" "Letter from North Geo... See More  

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697353

Includes the typically lacking foldout of Manila... The Boer War...

Item #697353

January 13, 1900

HARPER'S WEEKLY, January 13, 1900  What makes this issue special is the inclusion of the four-page Supplement foldout print: "BIRD'S-EYE VIES OF THE CITY OF MANILA, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS" which more typically is lacking from this issue. This foldout is in very nice condition.

The front page illustration: "The War In South Africa - Boer Pickets Reading The Bible" alon... See More  

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691360

Lincoln accepts the Republican nomination for President... The slave ship Wildfire...

Item #691360

May 22, 1860

NEW-YORK TIMES, May 22, 1860



* Abraham Lincoln accepts presidential nomination

* Republican National Convention in Chicago




Page 4 has a report with column heads: "The Republican Candidate for the Presidency" "Hon. Abram Lincoln Accepts The Chicago Nomination"  being a very historic item although inconspicuously reported, indicating the the lack of stature of Lincoln... See More  

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678151

The famous anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #678151

April 29, 1859

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, April 29, 1859  This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison with a masthead engraving showing slaves being sold, then emancipated.

Articles include: "Equal Rights For All--No Compromise of Principle" "Spiritualism and Slavery" "Plea of a Son of Africa" "Another Fugitive Slave Case&q... See More  

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689975

Brigham Young awaits a revelation from God on polygamy...

Item #689975

July 24, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, July 24, 1865 



* President Brigham Young

* Sign from God on polygamy

* Mormons - Mormonism




The bottom of page 4 has a very curious article: "Brigham Young--A New Revelation On Polygamy" which notes: "It is reported that Brigham Young, the Prophet, High Priest and Grand Turk of Great Salt Lake, recently stated, in a conversation with Speaker [of the Hous... See More  

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645701

From the Confederate Congress...

Item #645701

January 27, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 27, 1862 



* From the Confederate capital



A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate states with the front page taken up various advertisements and news, including; "The Northern Congress" "The Emancipation Question" "The Only Compromise With the Rebels" as well as "Notes Of The War".

The inside pa... See More  

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690855

Jackie Robinson ends his playing career...

Item #690855

January 16, 1957

THE SPORTING NEWS, St. Louis, Jan. 16, 1957  Pages 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 contain an excellent very exhaustive report on Jackie Robinson's decision to retire from baseball, much to the disappointment of the N.Y. Giants to whom he was to be sold.

Just some of the headlines include: "Jackie's Goodbye Leaves 'Em Gulping" "Retirement Riles Dodgers and Stuns Giants"... See More  

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690064

Marian Anderson sings at Lincoln Memorial...

Item #690064

April 10, 1939

NEW YORK WORLD-TELEGRAM, April 10, 1939



* Marian Anderson

* African American Contralto

* Famous Lincoln Memorial concert




The top of page 9 has a two column photo with heading: "Marian Anderson Sings Despite D.A.R." Also a one column heading: "Marian Anderson Expected to Sing For King and Queen" with subhead. Also a one column photo of Anderson (see)

Complete with 28 pa... See More  

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671179

Battle of Fort Henry, Tennessee...

Item #671179

February 07, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 7, 1862 



* Battle of Fort Henry, Tennessee

* In a Confederate - rebel title




Half of the front page is taken up with ads with the other half having various news items including: "Interesting From the North--Notes On The War" with various subheads. Also reports on: "American Affairs In Europe" "The Grand Army to Advance&quo... See More  

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694453

The South to force slaves into the military...

Item #694453

December 20, 1864

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Dec. 20, 1864  



* Rare rebel publication



Not just a newspaper from the Confederacy, but from the capital of the Confederate states.

The front page has: "The War News" with subheads "Southwestern Virginia" & "Savannah". Also: "City Intelligence" "A Timely Invention" "The Soldiers' Christma... See More  

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697661

War news from this notable Confederate city...

Item #697661

October 06, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 6, 1864  Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Vice President Stephens and Reconstruction" "Letter from Richmond" "Affairs on Morris Island--A Yankee Description of the 'Pen' and its Occupants" "The President and the Army" "The President In Augusta" and more.

Some war items on... See More  

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671353

Making fun of Missouri and Maryland as "free states"...

Item #671353

January 16, 1865

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Jan. 16, 1865 



* Making fun of Missouri and Maryland as "free states"

* Rare Confederate publication from the rebel capital




The front page begins with an interesting editorial which has near the beginning: "A body termed a 'State Convention' in Missouri did on last Wednesday...pass an ordinance of Emancipation, declaring all sl... See More  

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684965

The Million Man March at the nation's capital...

Item #684965

October 17, 1995

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Oct. 17, 1995 



* Million Man March

* African Americans

* Louis Farrakhan

* National Mall - Wash. D.C.




The nice headline reports on the Million Man March on Washington with: "Black Men, in Show of Unity, Join in 400,000-Strong March". This event was a gathering of African-American men at the National Mall, called by Louis Farrakhan. Also on the ftpg: "... See More  

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688131

From Confederate New Orleans...

Item #688131

February 18, 1862

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Feb. 18, 1862 



* Rare Confederate publication from the deep South



Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city, it surrendering without a f... See More  

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693154

Confederate reports from Charleston...

Item #693154

February 27, 1863

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, Feb. 27, 1863 



* From the origin of the Civil War



This was one of just a few newspapers which printed: "Confederate States Of America" in the masthead.

Among the small heads on the front page are: "Yankee Iron-Clad Gunboat Indianola Captured--The Capture Made with Confederate Steamers Queen of the West & Webb--Her Officers &a... See More  

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172952

A map of Mississippi... Black Americana print...

Item #172952

January 06, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 6, 1866 Full front page print: 'The Last Chattel' shows an elderly Black man looking over the ruins of his home.

The doublepage centerfold is: "Emigration to Washington Territory of 400 Women on the Steamer Continental" which has five scenes. Also a fullpg: "Map of Mississippi" with a decorative heading. Thee is also a small print of... See More  

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688598

1931 Chicago housing protests... race riot...

Item #688598

August 04, 1931

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, August 4, 1931



* 1931 Chicago housing protests

* Eviction of Diana Gross - Negro

* Africans Americans vs. police

* Unemployment - Great Depression




The front page has a nice banner headline: "REDS RIOT; 3 SLAIN BY POLICE" with subheads. (see) Nice for display. A few related photos are on the back page. Great to have in this Chicago publication. Very rare as... See More  

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680662

Jackie Robinson's baseball debut...

Item #680662

April 19, 1946

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, Pennsylvania, April 19, 1946 



* Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier 

* Baseball debut (1st report)
 



Page 12 has a small one column headline: "Robinson Has Field Day In Making Debut". Brief but historic coverage on Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier. A historic report in both baseball and black americana.

Complete with 22 pag... See More  

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691526

On the Presidential election, in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #691526

November 12, 1864

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 12, 1864  



* re. Abraham Lincoln 2nd election victory



A wealth of war-related reports on the front page including: "THE WAR NEWS" with subheads: "From Petersburg--From the Valley--Georgia". Also: "The Yankee Presidential Elections" notes frustration in not knowing the outcome.

Other front page reports: "Additio... See More  

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175954

Two Remington soldier prints...

Item #175954

September 22, 1894

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 22, 1894 Full ftpg. is a dramatic cavalry charge showing one soldier: 'Down!'. Fullpg. view of : 'The New Public Library, Boston' & 'Midsummer Jinks of the Bohemian Club of San Francisco in the Redwoods'. Nice dblpgctrfld: 'U.S. Senate in Session'. Two Remington soldier prints.

Complete issue.... See More  

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695475

1947 Jackie Robinson receives hate mail....

Item #695475

May 10, 1947

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 10, 1947



* Jackie Robinson - Brooklyn Dodgers

* 1st Negro MLB baseball player




The sport's section (page 16) has one column headings: "ROBINSON REVEALS WRITTEN THREATS" Dodgers' Negro Star Told in Anonymous Letters to 'Get Out of Baseball'" See images for text here. This event was mentioned in the blockbuster movie "42". Always... See More  

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698418

Frederick Douglass gives a speech celebrating emancipation...

Item #698418

August 02, 1865

NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 2, 1865 



* Frederick Douglass speech

* Emancipation of slaves




The back page has: "Emancipation Jubilee" "Gathering of the Clans--Arrival at the Park--A Sable Beauty--Jeff. Davis--Orator of the Day--The Oration--Badge Distribution--A Pleasant Time". This takes over half the page & includes a brief speech by Frederick Douglass in which... See More  

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688477

George Washington signs an Act of Congress...

Item #688477

June 18, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 18, 1796 



* President George Washington



Page 2 has an entire column taken up with: "AN ACT Making Provision for the Payment of Certain Debts of the United States" which is signed in type by the President: Geo. Washington.

The back page has an ad for: "Negro Tom" describing: "A Black Man, about 5 f... See More  

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176056

Booker T. Washington... Tuskegee...

Item #176056

September 14, 1895

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 14, 1895  Full front pg. illus. of "Wasting Spite on Waring." Inside is a full pg. with six illus. of "With the World's Transportation Commission in India - The Great Military Railway." Four illus. of Libraries in the West.

Most of a doublepage centerfold  shows: "General View of the Cotton States and International Ex... See More  

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701427

First African-American judge in the United States...

Item #701427

July 24, 1939

NEW YORK WORLD-TELEGRAM, July 24, 1939 



* Jane Bolin 1st day as judge (NYC)

* 1st African-American black Woman




The top of page 9 has a very notable item, being a report of the first African-American woman judge in the United States. 

The article features a photo of Jane Bolin headed: "Negro Woman Justice Puts Sympathy First as Her Guide" with subhead. (see images) ... See More  

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