African Americans

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Isaac Coale, Jr. Manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0928
Overview This collection contains an 1898 copy of The Sambo Book, a collection of racist dialect manuscripts by Isaac Coale, Jr.
Dates: 1898

John B. Lomax Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0964
Overview This collection contains 54 photographs documenting the African-American soldiers of the 3067 Quartermaster Salvage Collecting Company in training in Wyoming during WWII, with almost all of the photographs annotated with humorous remarks and identifications of the images. There is also a photostatic copy of discharge papers.
Dates: circa 1944 - 1946 April

U.S. Colored Troops Civil War Muster Roll

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0960
Overview This collection contains a muster roll of a company of black soldiers in the American Civil War. The company was present at General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House.
Dates: 1865 February 28-April 30

Melvin Watson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0492
Overview This collection contains the papers of Rev. Dr. Melvin H. Watson (1908-2006), religious leader, educator, longtime friend of the King family, and important figure in the Civil Rights Movement. Many of the papers relate to his 30+ years of service as pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Atlanta (1958-1990).
Dates: 1915-1990; Majority of material found within 1960s-1980s

 

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