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African Americans

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Here are entered works on citizens of the United States of black African descent. Works on blacks who temporarily reside in the United States, such as aliens, students from abroad, etc., are entered under Blacks--United States. Works on blacks outside the United States are entered under Blacks--[place].

Found in 48 Collections and/or Records:

A souvenir program in memory of Dr. William E. Burghardt DuBois, 1868-1963, 1963

 Book — Box 1, Book: 15
Collection number: MS/134-015
Scope and Contents Journal offered to those attending the Memorial to Dr. W.E. Burghardt DuBois at Carnegie Hall, February 23, 1964.DuBois Memorial Committee. Souvenir Program in Memory of Dr. William E. Burphardt DuBois, 1868-1963. New York: Priv. Publish, February 23, 1964. Civil Rights Papers (MS/134-033). Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, Valdosta State University. This is a special souvenir program for a memorial service held for Du Bois at Carnegie Hall...
Dates: 1963

ADS-1012-01: Ethel Ruth Baldwin, April 15, 2003

 File — Box 22: Series Series 10, Folder: 1
Collection number: ADS-1012-01
Scope and Contents Group or Organization Name:County of Residence:RandolphOccupation:retiredNotes:African American 7-shape note singing conventions oral history; hobbies sewing, cooking. Part of Kuanita Murphey's independent study MUE 7900 African American Music Research, which later became a chapter in her master's thesis on her home church in CutKeywords:African American 7-shapenote singing conventionsGenres (Controlled Vocabulary):religious...
Dates: April 15, 2003

Behind the Lynching of Emmet Louis Till, 1955

 Book — Box 1, Book: 17
Collection number: MS/134-017
Scope and Contents

This is a fiery pamphlet regarding human rights abuses against African-Americans in the South. The pamphlet is not just about Emmet Till, whose murder helped galvanize the Civil Rights movement, but about violence against blacks throughout the South. The Auhtor was a civil rights activist who was the editor of Freedom, the newspaper founded by Paul Robeson. Compelling pamphlet from the early days of the Civil Rights Movement. - description by seller Author: Louis E. Burnham

Dates: 1955

Black Student League, 1970-1973

 File — Multiple Containers
Collection number: Folder 6
Scope and Contents 1. 9x7 B/W photograph of Black Student League note on back: Pine Cone 1973 Barbara Williams,Chris Haywood 2. 5x7 B/W photograph of Black Student League 3 unidentified members pose in a doorway note on back: Pine Cone 1973 3. 8x10 B/W photograph of Black Student League group photograph in union note on back: Pine Cone 1970 First row: Claudell Bea, Jerome Tucker - Treasurer, Mary...
Dates: 1970-1973

Brown, Hallie Q. Tales My Father Told Me, 1925

 Book — Box 1, Book: 14
Collection number: MS/134-014
Scope and Contents

Tales My Father Told By Hallie Q. Brown. This appears to be a first edition of Brown's memoir of her father who told many stories of escaping slaves. 2022-03-16 Cannot locate physical copy

Dates: 1925

Civil Rights Papers

 Collection — Box 1
Collection number: MS-134
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials relating to civil rights, dating from 1893 to 1962. The subjects covered include: civil rights, segregation, integration, the NAACP, the League of Women Voters, the Republican Party, and the Democratic Party. These materials are also available as scanned images through v-text: Content Policy: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collection’s collection houses materials...
Dates: 1893 - 1962

Colored Voters Read: here is one instance of the treatment the Colored People of Georgia receive at the hands of the State Democratic Party. What evidence have the Negroes of this State that Schools will be provided for their children in case the Third Party gets Power?, 1894

 Book — Box 1, Book: 6
Collection number: MS/134-006
Scope and Contents

Broadside from Georgia Democratic Party to African-American voters, in which the Democrats attempt to say that they do more for black citizens than the Republicans. The figures are from 1893, so the broadside probably dates from 1894. Uncommon Georgia, race-related ephemera. (description by seller)

Dates: 1894

Committee for Georgia: Building Together, 1945

 Book — Box 1, Book: 7
Collection number: MS/134-007
Scope and Contents Four page (including covers) pamphlet on this biracial committee, founded in Georgia in 1945. This date is the only one on the pamphlet. The Committee for Georgia opposed racial discrimination in the broader context of related social problems of poverty, unemployment and inadequate education and medical care. Scarce ephemeral Georgia imprint showing early bi-racial co-operation for equal rights. (description by seller)Online access:...
Dates: 1945

Copeland African American Museum Collection

Collection number: UA -9-10
Scope and Contents In 1989, Roy Copeland informed his wife, Cheryl, that he did not wish to select a gift for Christmas. Rather than doing this she decided to surprise him! For Christmas that year, she presented him with a seasonally wrapped box. Inside the box, to his surprise, was a set of autographed Muhammad Ali boxing gloves. This expression of love for her husband, led to a labor of love from that Christmas forward. Each year, Cheryl selected a unique piece of memorabilia for Roy. He then parlayed those...
Dates: 2021-07-13

Defense Training and Jobs for Negroes: Our War-Time Responsibility and Opportunity, February 7, 1942

 Book — Box 1, Book: 16
Collection number: MS/134-016
Scope and Contents

National Negro Congress. Defense training and jobs for Negroes: Our Wartime Responsibility and Opportunity. Washington DC: Washington Council, 1942. URL:

Dates: February 7, 1942

Elect Marvin Griffin Governor: State Democratic Primary, 1962

 Book — Box 1, Book: 3
Collection number: MS/134-003
Scope and Contents

Marvin Griffin, a staunch segregationist, ran for Governor of Georgia in 1962 against Carl Sanders. Griffin used his segregationist credentionals openly and the Confederate flag on his letterhead reflects the famous and controversial change. Griffin's letter mentions Martin Luter King, the C(and)S Bank and the NAACP. Sanders won, prompting Griffin to say, "A lot of people that ate my barbecue didn't vote for me." (description by seller)

Dates: 1962

Freedom is Everybody's Job!: The Crime of the Government Against the Negro People, 1949

 Book — Box 1, Book: 1
Collection number: MS/134-001
Scope and Contents

This booklet is a portion of Crockett's summation to the jury in the 1948 trial of eleven communist leaders who were tried under the Smith Act for organizing as a Communist party. Crockett, originally from Florida, was a crusading Civil Rights lawyer. He was also a Representative from Michigan. (description by seller)

Dates: 1949

Georgia Journal. Vol. 5, no. 9, September 28, 1957

 Book — Box 1, Book: 11
Collection number: MS/134-011
Scope and Contents

The Journal took up political topics of the day with commentary on Civil Rights issues. Bernd seems to have taken a moderate position, Criticizing both the use of Federal troops in Little Rock and Gov. Faubus' reaction. Contains a number of ads for Macon area businesses. Little-known Georgia publication.

Dates: September 28, 1957

Grace Hughes, Oral History Interview, February 19, 2012

Collection number: MS/171-007
Scope and Contents

Oral History Audio Recording for Grace M. Hughes, Valdosta, Georgia. February 19, 2012. Recorded 03/06/2012 on Olympus Digital Recorder. Interviewed by Catherine Oglesby. “Dimensions of Personal Politics in the Deep South: Georgia Women Review their Lives.” 6 audio files; 5:21:56 complete.

Dates: February 19, 2012

Hart, Arthur L. (Mr.)-Assistant to the Vice President.

 File — Box 8, Folder: 4
Collection number: Folder 4
Scope and Contents

Mr. Hart was the first black administrator at VSC .His file contains photographs, news articles, VSC news releases, and a biographical sketch dated 1974.

Dates: 1954 - 1990

Home Mission Monthly: Negro Americans, April 1922

 Book — Box 1, Book: 2
Collection number: MS/134-002
Scope and Contents

Woman's Board of Home Missions of the Prebyterian Church in the US. This Presbyterian missions magazine was aimed at better race relationships. Articles include: The Springtime of a Race, The Part of the Church, The Negro in Industry, Climbing Jacob's Ladder, Promoters of Good Will and more. (description by seller)

Dates: April 1922

Interview with Alton Carter and Elliot West, February 1, 1998, April 18, 1998

 File — Bag \folklife\prj1014\: Series PRJ1014, Folder: 084_carter-alton_west-elliot
Collection number: PRJ1014-084
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Alton Carter and Elliot West, February 1, 1998 and April 18, 1998. Folkston (Ga.). Eddie B. Robinson also interviewed. Fieldworker: Laurie Kay Sommers. Audio files digitized from DAT tapes. Part of the South Georgia Folklife Project at Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections. DAT-1002.01: Alton Carter and Elliott West Interview, February 1, 1998....
Dates: February 1, 1998; April 18, 1998

Interview with Anthrom L. Green Jr., January 19, 2004

 File — Bag \folklife\prj1014\: Series PRJ1014, Folder: 061_green-anthrom
Collection number: PRJ1014-061
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Anthrom L. Green Jr., January 19, 2004. Jacksonville (Fl.). Fieldworker: LeRoy Henderson. Audio file digitized from DAT tape [DAT-1002.17]. Part of the South Georgia Folklife Project at Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections. Topics include turpentining and the turpentine industry and trade. Includes transcript, 2 photos, and a biography.This interview is a description of the life and times of Mr. Anthrom L. Green as a worker in the...
Dates: January 19, 2004

Interview with Bessie Kincade Smith, December 6, 2004

 File — Bag \folklife\prj1014\: Series PRJ1014, Folder: 080_smith-bessie
Collection number: PRJ1014-080
Scope and Contents

Oral history interview with Bessie Kincade Smith, December 6, 2004. Hahira (Ga.). Fieldworker: Laurie Kay Sommers. Audio file digitized from DAT tape. Part of the South Georgia Folklife Project at Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections.

Interviewed on the front porch of Ms. Smith's home. Role of women for Faces of Piney Woods project. No transcript on file.

Dates: December 6, 2004

Interview with C.J. Taylor, July 14, 2002

 File — Bag \folklife\prj1014\: Series PRJ1014, Folder: 059_taylor-cj
Collection number: PRJ1014-059
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with C.J. Taylor, July 14, 2002. Blackshear (Ga.). Fieldworker: Timothy C. Prizer. Audio file digitized from cassette tape. Part of the South Georgia Folklife Project at Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections.The contents are an occupational folklife analysis on C.J. Taylor’s life living and working in numerous turpentine camps. The interview focuses on several aspects of life in the camp, predominately on the sometimes harsh...
Dates: July 14, 2002