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  • Washingtoniana | GW Libraries
    Departments Entrance Policies Study Room Reservations Vision Strategic Plan Donor Information Contact Us more Hours show more show less SCRC Hours Saturday Hours by appointment only Finding Aids Search Loading our Finding Aids search box Special Collections Home General Information Planning Your Visit Search and Browse Collections Washingtoniana Washington Writers Archive American Labor History Rare Books and Maps NEA Library and Archive Africana Research Center Media Journalism University Archives I Edward Kiev Judaica Collection International Brotherhood of Teamsters Labor History Research Center D C Africana Archives Project DCAAP Exhibits GelmanSpec Chat Special Collections on Twitter DCAAP on Twitter Special Collections on Tumblr DCAAP on Tubmlr Special Collections on Instagram Kiev Judaica Collection on Facebook Special Collections on Flickr Special Collections on HistoryPin Washingtoniana Capitalizing on Washington DC s diverse communities and its role as the nation s capital the Washingtoniana Collection of the GW Special Collections Research Center SCRC documents the city s political economic social and cultural history This history of the District of Columbia covers the beginning plans for a federal city 1791 to the present day work to achieve DC Statehood The SCRC collects preserves and makes available primary source documents and archived web pages that work to tell the most complete history of the District of Columbia These materials encompass a variety of topics including Metro and other transportation issues the District of Columbia government DC s vernacular music scene a diverse and vibrant poetry community local businesses neighborhoods and civic associations In addition to primary source documents such as letters diaries video and audio recordings journals maps ledgers newsletters meeting minutes the collection houses more than 20 000 books related to various topics for DC history Washingtoniana also houses a DC focused map collection that includes maps from 1790 to the present in either original or facsimile Notable early originals in the collection include the Thackara and Vallance 1792 the Samuel Hill 1792 the Tiebout 1792 the Baker 1793 and the Ellicott 1793 The division also holds an original manuscript map of Port Royal by James Dermott 1796 Collection Primary Topic Areas African American Family Papers Politics AIDS HIV Gay and Lesbian LGBT Theater Architecture Historic Buildings and Sites Transportation Art and Artists Journalism Urban Planning Business Records Landscape Design Visual Resources Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Literary Collections War and Society Community Activism Maps Washington D C Dance Music Women s History Maps and Secondary Source Content Africana Research Center Architecture in Washington DC City Directories Washington DC Fiction by Washington DC authors or about Washington DC Georgetown Records Guide Guidebooks of Washington DC Historic American Buildings Survey for Washington DC History of Washington DC General History History of Washington DC War and Politics LGBT Resources Maps of Washington DC Neighborhoods in Washington DC Newspapers in Washington DC Poetry in Washington DC Real Estate Directories Visual Images of Washington DC Collection Access Materials within the Washingtoniana collections are available to researchers in the Special Collections Research Center reading room in accordance with SCRC access policies

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  • American Labor History | GW Libraries
    Information Contact Us more Hours show more show less SCRC Hours Saturday Hours by appointment only Finding Aids Search Loading our Finding Aids search box Special Collections Home General Information Planning Your Visit Search and Browse Collections Washingtoniana American Labor History Rare Books and Maps NEA Library and Archive Africana Research Center Media Journalism University Archives I Edward Kiev Judaica Collection International Brotherhood of Teamsters Labor History Research Center D C Africana Archives Project DCAAP Exhibits GelmanSpec Chat Special Collections on Twitter DCAAP on Twitter Special Collections on Tumblr DCAAP on Tubmlr Special Collections on Instagram Kiev Judaica Collection on Facebook Special Collections on Flickr Special Collections on HistoryPin American Labor History The Special Collections Research Center collects and preserves material in American Labor History from the 19th through early 21st centuries The flagship collection of this collecting effort is the records of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Another strength in this collecting area are the records of the National Education Association Special Collections actively collects valuable materials from all aspects of US labor history that will benefit labor studies in history law political science business and other academic disciplines The department plans to collect primary documents photographs and recordings that document the role of organized labor in the United States over the past 150 years International Brotherhood of Teamsters Records The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has contributed 2 million to The George Washington University to create an endowed archivist position at GW and establish an exhibition of its archives for public display to enhance research on 20th century US labor relations The Teamsters records which date back to the early 1900s will reside at GW on permanent loan The records include presidential papers from James R Hoffa and James P Hoffa autographed political cartoons from the early 20th century

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  • Rare Books and Maps | GW Libraries
    Magazine Construction in Gelman Academic Technologies Press Room About ABOUT GW LIBRARIES Hours Maps Directions Working at GW Libraries Staff Directory Library Departments Entrance Policies Study Room Reservations Vision Strategic Plan Donor Information Contact Us more Hours show more show less SCRC Hours Saturday Hours by appointment only Finding Aids Search Loading our Finding Aids search box Special Collections Home General Information Planning Your Visit Search and Browse Collections Washingtoniana American Labor History Rare Books and Maps Middle East Institute Rare Book Collection NEA Library and Archive Africana Research Center Media Journalism University Archives I Edward Kiev Judaica Collection International Brotherhood of Teamsters Labor History Research Center D C Africana Archives Project DCAAP Exhibits GelmanSpec Chat Special Collections on Twitter DCAAP on Twitter Special Collections on Tumblr DCAAP on Tubmlr Special Collections on Instagram Kiev Judaica Collection on Facebook Special Collections on Flickr Special Collections on HistoryPin Rare Books and Maps The Rare Book and Maps Division of the Special Collections Research Center comprises rare and specialized book collections ranging from noteworthy cultural and religious print materials to faculty and alumni authored books I Edward Kiev Judaica Collection The Gelman Library has diverse and wide ranging holdings in the field of Hebrew and Judaic studies including modern Judaica rare books and archival materials Foremost among the resources in the Special Collections Research Center is the I Edward Kiev Collection the leading university collection of Judaica in the Washington Research Library Consortium Middle East Institute Rare Book Collection The Middle East Institute Rare Book Collection is the original collection held in the The George Camp Keiser Library of the Middle East Institute Washington DC The collection consists of some 700 volumes of oriental literature and orientalist scholarship addressing various aspects of the history culture politics literature and languages of the Middle

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  • National Education Association (NEA) | GW Libraries
    Tutorial Classic Catalog Research Guides Subjects Art Psychology More Topics Industry Grants More Tools RefWorks Citation Styles More How Do I Tutorials Get Help Ask A Librarian Research Consultation Research Staff How Do I Tutorials Collections COLLECTIONS Special Collections Research Center Global Resources Center Art Design Collection from the Corcoran Teamsters Labor History Research Center University Archives Kiev Judaica Collection National Churchill Library Center Media Collection Development Librarians more Library Services LIBRARY SERVICES Computers Wireless Study Room Reservations Borrow Renew Course Reserves Consortium Loan Scholarly Communication Electronic Dissertations Data Services Interlibrary Loan Library Instruction Scholarly Technology Contact Us more News Events NEWS EVENTS News Blogs and Social Media Library Update Vision Magazine Construction in Gelman Academic Technologies Press Room About ABOUT GW LIBRARIES Hours Maps Directions Working at GW Libraries Staff Directory Library Departments Entrance Policies Study Room Reservations Vision Strategic Plan Donor Information Contact Us more Hours show more show less SCRC Hours Saturday Hours by appointment only Finding Aids Search Loading our Finding Aids search box Special Collections Home General Information Planning Your Visit Search and Browse Collections Washingtoniana American Labor History Rare Books and Maps NEA Library and Archive Africana Research Center Media Journalism University Archives I Edward Kiev Judaica Collection International Brotherhood of Teamsters Labor History Research Center D C Africana Archives Project DCAAP Exhibits GelmanSpec Chat Special Collections on Twitter DCAAP on Twitter Special Collections on Tumblr DCAAP on Tubmlr Special Collections on Instagram Kiev Judaica Collection on Facebook Special Collections on Flickr Special Collections on HistoryPin National Education Association NEA Collection No Collection Title Dates NEA1001 RG National Education Association Governance Records 1857 2005 NEA1002 RG National Education Association Commissions Records 1918 1979 NEA1003 RG National Education Association Committees Records 1857 1996 NEA1004 RG National Education Association Councils Records 1849 1983 NEA1005 RG National

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  • Africana Research Center | GW Libraries
    Library Instruction Scholarly Technology Contact Us more News Events NEWS EVENTS News Blogs and Social Media Library Update Vision Magazine Construction in Gelman Academic Technologies Press Room About ABOUT GW LIBRARIES Hours Maps Directions Working at GW Libraries Staff Directory Library Departments Entrance Policies Study Room Reservations Vision Strategic Plan Donor Information Contact Us more Hours show more show less SCRC Hours Saturday Hours by appointment only Finding Aids Search Loading our Finding Aids search box Special Collections Home General Information Planning Your Visit Search and Browse Collections Washingtoniana American Labor History Rare Books and Maps NEA Library and Archive Africana Research Center Media Journalism University Archives I Edward Kiev Judaica Collection International Brotherhood of Teamsters Labor History Research Center D C Africana Archives Project DCAAP Exhibits GelmanSpec Chat Special Collections on Twitter DCAAP on Twitter Special Collections on Tumblr DCAAP on Tubmlr Special Collections on Instagram Kiev Judaica Collection on Facebook Special Collections on Flickr Special Collections on HistoryPin Africana Research Center The Special Collections Research Center collects and preserves materials about the African Diaspora the movement of Africans many of whom were enslaved and their descendants to places throughout the world The Africana Research Center is gradually developing a collection to support research on this experience through the 20th century These collections are intended to document the African African American and Caribbean experiences in Washington DC through cultural spiritual and artistic expressions social organizations and political representation Over the years The Gelman Library s Special Collections Research Center has acquired significant numbers of books documents and memorabilia which document the political cultural economic social and historical development of the nation s capital With the establishment of the African Americana Research Center the Library increases its collecting of documents and personal papers by and about African Americans who are

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  • Media & Journalism | GW Libraries
    organizations such as the Mutual Broadcasting System Highlights of the personal and professional papers of prominent journalists include the Jack Anderson Papers the Arthur Edson Papers the Richard C Hottelet Papers the Frederick Kuh Papers and the Samuel Shaffer Papers Jack Anderson 1922 2005 a pioneer of investigative journalism was a hard driving muckraker with unconventional research methods By the time of Woodward and Bernstein s Watergate scoop Anderson had amassed a list of his own journalistic coups from exposes of corrupt officials to his discovery of a CIA plot to assassinate Fidel Castro Anderson s collected papers document many of those important news stories The collection was processed by Archivist Sylvia Augusteijn and is now available to researchers see the finding aid for more details Arthur Edson graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism during the Depression His first job was as a sports writer for an Oklahoma paper He joined the Associated Press AP Kansas City Bureau in 1938 He moved to Washington DC in the early 1940s and was along with other top AP writers instrumental in bringing the AP into the American Newspaper Guild By 1948 he was a top feature writer for AP He covered presidential politics for twenty four years and did may feature stories for the AP He moved to US News and World Report in 1968 and was due to take a top position there when his career was cut short by the discovery of cancer Arthur Edson died in January 1969 The Arthur Edson Papers are available for use by researchers Richard C Hottelet Sep 22 1917 was a Brooklyn born American broadcast journalist for the latter half of the twentieth century He continues to write and lecture Hottelet is the last living journalist from the original World War II era group of Murrow s Boys journalists tutored and or encouraged by Edward R Murrow at CBS The Hottelet Papers while not fully processed are currently available for research Frederick Robert Kuh 1895 1978 was a Chicago born journalist best known for his coverage of World War II He worked for Chicago newspapers throughout his career serving as London correspondent for the Chicago Sun from 1942 to 1947 and as London and then Washington correspondent of the Chicago Sun Times from 1947 until 1963 Kuh was often the recipient of confidential information from numerous government officials in London and Washington DC The Frederick Kuh Papers are fully processed and available for researchers to use The National Intelligencer Newspaper Collection 1804 1844 contains 298 issues of The National Intelligencer which reported and published Congressional debates and gained a national reputation as one of the leading newspapers in the United States in the 19th century Two of the men who owned the paper Joseph Gales 1786 1860 and William Seaton 1785 1866 reported on important debates in Congress and both later served as mayor of Washington DC in the 1820s and 1840s See the finding aid for more details Samuel Shaffer

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  • National Education Association Archives | GW Libraries
    Events NEWS EVENTS News Blogs and Social Media Library Update Vision Magazine Construction in Gelman Academic Technologies Press Room About ABOUT GW LIBRARIES Hours Maps Directions Working at GW Libraries Staff Directory Library Departments Entrance Policies Study Room Reservations Vision Strategic Plan Donor Information Contact Us more Hours show more show less SCRC Hours Saturday Hours by appointment only Finding Aids Search Loading our Finding Aids search box Special Collections Home General Information Planning Your Visit Search and Browse Collections University Archives I Edward Kiev Judaica Collection International Brotherhood of Teamsters Labor History Research Center D C Africana Archives Project DCAAP Exhibits GelmanSpec Chat Special Collections on Twitter DCAAP on Twitter Special Collections on Tumblr DCAAP on Tubmlr Special Collections on Instagram Kiev Judaica Collection on Facebook Special Collections on Flickr Special Collections on HistoryPin National Education Association Archives In 1922 the Research Division of the National Education association was founded to serve as a clearinghouse for research activities and was responsible for gathering information and formulating reports about current and future problems in education Over time this division developed a diverse collection of reports publications and scholarly literature Eventually the collection was so large that an Archivist was hired in the late 1960s However by 1991 the once vibrant collection had become dormant At that time the physical space for the Archive at the NEA had been eliminated due to extensive building renovation and the records were transferred to an off site storage facility However Dr Ronald D Henderson NEA s Research Director campaigned vigorously to not only make the Archives a priority but also restore the Archives to an accessible location As the home of the IBT Labor History Research Center since 2009 the Special Collections Research Center at the GW Libraries is the natural home for the

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  • DCAAP on Tumblr | GW Libraries
    National Museum of American History is a lifetime accumulation of a passionate fan of jazz and photography Schiedt discovered his two loves as a teenager and in 1938 combined the two as he began taking photographs at jazz events His hobby led to an extensive collection of his own photographs and he actively collected photographs taken by others As a result the collection ranges from the early 1900s to the early 2000s and covers an extensive range of musicians active during this time period such as Duke Ellington Tommy Dorsey the Salty Dogs the Royal Peacock Orchestra Jelly Roll Morton Forster s Foot Warmers Fats Waller French Lick Bing Crosby and the Wolverine Terrace Orchestra The photographs in the collection have been used in books newspapers exhibitions and on TV sets Jeanne Spurlock MD a trail blazing black female children s Thu 2016 01 28 12 43 Jeanne Spurlock MD a trail blazing black female children s psychiatrist from the civil rights era The Moorland Springarn Research Center has a wealth of papers from the estate of Jeanne Spurlock MD 1921 1999 The collection consists of thirteen boxes of papers photographs and recordings Jeanne Spurlock s career spanning from the 1950s to the 1990s is historic partially because she was in many cases the first black woman to do the work that she did Dr Spurlock practiced wrote prolifically and did community outreach during the peak of the African American Civil Rights Movement and desegregation Dr Spurlock was an extremely accomplished and prolific psychiatrist who dedicated her life to working in the community to help mitigate the effects of racism and inequality on mental health and to raising awareness of and combating racism in medical training settings as well as in mental health practice at large A Black woman among the few and first in her field Spurlock relates I did everything but steal Milwaukee Sentinel 11 8 1971 on her path to her medical degree earned from Howard University Medical School in 1947 After finishing at Howard Spurlock pursued additional training in child psychiatry and psychoanalysis in Chicago where she began her private practice in 1953 While in Chicago she also served as the Chief of the Child Psychiatry Clinic at the now defunct Michael Reese Hospital and as the Director of the Children s Psychosomatic Unit of the Neuropsychiatric Institute at the University of Illinois In 1969 Dr Spurlock accepted the position of chair of the department of psychiatry at Meharry Medical College in Nashville TN becoming the first woman to head a college department of psychiatry In 1972 she returned to the DC Metro area as a visiting scientist with the National Institutes of Mental Health In the latter part of her career Dr Spurlock served at the American Psychiatric Association as Deputy Medical Director for Minority Affairs Child Psychiatry and Women in Psychiatry She sustained a therapeutic child psychiatry practice throughout her career IMAGES 1 A flier advertising a discussion around school integration and busing c 1968 2 A sampling of the breadth and consistency of her work around children in difficult environments c 1956 an extended study on the psychosomatics of ulcerative colitis and 1993 a paper entitled African American Children Living in Hostile Environments 3 Papers that show Spurlock s reflections on and engagement with the complexities of desegregation The Psychiatrist and the Civil Rights Movement Segregation and Integration Some Psychiatric Aspects in Children Civil Rights Legislation and Education Effects on the Black American Child 4 A sampling of papers from her later work focused on the impact of racism Some Reflections on Racism Racism and Racists Analysis and Identification Racism and Mental Health Psychiatric Assessment and Treatment of African Americans Addressing Cultural Differences and Similarities The Disadvantaged Some Psychological Problems Experienced and Suggested Treatment Modalities Walter E Fauntroy CollectionGraduation Class of Wed 2016 01 27 09 32 Walter E Fauntroy Collection Graduation Class of 1947 Garnet Patterson Jr High June 1947 The first school on this site was erected in 1880 the current building was dedicated in 1929 combining two adjacent schools Garnet and Patterson and retaining both names The new building opened with a five day celebration including speeches receptions physical education demonstrations pageants and concerts The auditorium opening on Vermont Avenue was designed with its own entrance to accommodate community use The school was named for Henry Highland Garnet 1815 1882 an orator and abolitionist later named consul general to Liberia and for James Patterson 1823 1893 the Congressman who prepared the law establishing African American schools in D C When the Metro line was extended into the neighborhood in the 1980s structural damage to the school forced the destruction of the gym and several classrooms For five years one side of the building was propped up with metal beams In 1993 Metro financed a replacement gym Notable graduates include jazz musician Billy Taylor D C Congressional Delegate Walter Fauntroy and singers Marvin Gaye and Pearl Bailey The school is still in use now serving as a middle school In 2009 it celebrated its 80th anniversary The D C Chapter of Tots and Teens Inc was a family organization Mon 2016 01 25 15 01 The D C Chapter of Tots and Teens Inc was a family organization that provided recreational activities and cultural and educational opportunities for youth and their parents in the D C area In its quest to help children in the community develop a positive self image and to learn the importance of cooperation and participation the organization put on The Pink Siamese among many other productions Tots and Teens also believed that cultural activities provided parents with leadership opportunities where they acquired skills that were helpful for ensuring their children s growth and development The United States was erected upon the principles of freedom and Fri 2016 01 22 09 30 The United States was erected upon the principles of freedom and equality and was exercised through logic and reason of the Enlightenment era In these regards Freemasonry as an institution cultivated the ideas of what the country should be and nurtured the spirit of the Patriots In fact it guided the hand of Thomas Jefferson as he drafted the Declaration of Independence In 1784 the African Lodge which became known as the Prince Hall Freemasons was founded during the colonialist s revolt against England Many Africans and African Americans fought in the Revolutionary War for freedom at a time when majority of their brethren were in bondage This organization played a significant role in the African American long civil rights narrative The Prince Hall Freemasons provided many leaders who spearheaded movements and stood out in every era of the American freedom drama Freemason leaders include Martin Delany during the Civil War Bishop Henry McNeal Turner during Reconstruction and Thurgood Marshall during Jim Crow who challenged African American second class citizenship status through Brown V the Board of Education On the left is a degree and ceremonial book for the Prince Hall Masons of Alabama On the right is a Masonic Bible with depictions of Solomon s Temple These items belonged to Charles V Hendley who was the Grand Master of the Prince Hall Freemasons in Alabama Happy Wedding Wednesday We loved the wedding photos highlighted Wed 2016 01 20 09 01 Happy Wedding Wednesday We loved the wedding photos highlighted in our last post about the Scurlock Photo Studio here in Washington DC so much we decided to share some more Make sure you read our previous post to learn about the Scurlock Photo Studio and the beautiful fashion displayed in all of the photos archivesfoundation On January 19 1899 Harriet Tubman Davis Tue 2016 01 19 12 16 archivesfoundation On January 19 1899 Harriet Tubman Davis was granted a pension by the U S government in recognition of her work for the Union army during the Civil War Tubman is best known for her daring work on the Underground Railroad guiding slaves in their dangerous migration north to freedom but her efforts didn t stop there Shortly after the Civil War broke out in 1861 Tubman decided that a Union victory would make the most significant step toward full abolition of slavery She joined the war effort almost immediately migrating to Port Royal South Carolina to become a nurse Though her responsibilities were far reaching reportedly spanning nursing cooking and scouting for the Union army Tubman s service was undocumented and thus uncompensated In 1865 she first appealed to the federal government for compensation which was quickly rejected It was not until 1890 that she received any sort of compensation in the form of an 8 widow s pension following the death of her husband Private Nelson Davis In 1898 prominent supporters of Tubman renewed the effort to increase her pension to 25 again based on her own work for the army The bill eventually passed after much deliberation and alteration granting her a 20 widow s pension in recognition of her own contribution to the war effort Images Harriet Tubman undated H R 4982 A Bill Granting a Pension to Harriet Tubman Davis Late a Nurse in the U S Army 1 19 1899 Five Little Known Facts About Dr Martin Luther King Jr Tue 2016 01 19 09 47 nmaahc Photo Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Edie Brown Eisenberg 1968 Permission required for use Dr Martin Luther King Jr was an extraordinary man of many talents and has left behind an enormous legacy Below you will find five little known facts about the life and work of King 1 Martin Luther King Jr was actually named Michael when he was born In 1934 his father traveled to Germany and was inspired by the Protestant Reformation leader Martin Luther Upon his return Martin Luther King Sr changed his and his five year old son s names 2 King was an extraordinary student He skipped two grades and entered college at the age of 15 He was admitted to Morehouse College in 1944 and graduated in 1948 with a BA in Sociology The Morehouse president Dr Benjamin E Mays became an inspirational figure in King s life King continued his education at Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester Pennsylvania There he was elected student body president and graduated valedictorian of his class in 1951 He enrolled in Boston University s doctoral program and was awarded his Ph D at the age of 25 While in Boston King met Coretta Scott and became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc Photo Martin Luther King Jr is Arrested for Loitering Outside of a Courtroom Where his Friend Ralph Abernathy is Appearing for a Trial Montgomery Alabama Source Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture 3 Although King stood firm in his beliefs toward a nonviolent movement he was still arrested nearly 30 times His charges often times dramatized ranged from civil disobedience to traffic violations 4 King survived an assassination attempt a decade before his death On September 20 1958 King was in Harlem for a book signing People lined up at Blumstein s department store to have their copies of Stride Toward Freedom signed A young woman named Izola Ware Curry approached Dr King and asked him if he was really Martin Luther King Jr After he replied yes she thrust a seven inch letter opener into his chest Curry claims she had been after him for five years The stab wound just missed his heart and King underwent hours of emergency surgery The doctors told him that if he had so much as sneezed he would not have survived During recovery King issued a statement affirming his nonviolent beliefs and stated he had no malice feelings towards his attacker It was later found that Curry was mentally ill and King decided to not press charges against her 5 After his death the King family filed a civil case against the US government and won On December 8 1999 twelve jurors reached a unanimous decision that King s death was a result of a conspiracy The trial took place in Memphis TN and included four weeks of testimony and over 70 witnesses The jury was convinced by the evidence and reached a verdict after only an hour of deliberation Overwhelming evidence showed James Earl Ray was not the actual shooter but was set up to take the blame After the evidence showed Ray did not pull the trigger local state and federal U S government agencies and the Mafia were to blame The King family was awarded 100 which they donated to charity To them it was never about the money they wanted the truth and for justice to be served Established in 1968 by Mrs Coretta Scott King The Martin Luther King Jr Center for Nonviolent Social Change The King Center has been a global destination resource center and community institution for over a quarter century Mrs King wanted her husband s vision to live on in this memorial space Visit their site http thekingcenter org for more information By Shannon C Social Media Volunteer Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture In the Scurlock Studio Records at the National Museum of Natural Fri 2016 01 15 09 01 In the Scurlock Studio Records at the National Museum of Natural History there are a large number of photographs taken by the Scurlock s of weddings The weddings span from the 1920s to the 1990s and reveal the changing fashions of wedding clothing and accessories The bride s dresses are typically unique sometimes non traditional colors and many have tell tale signs of certain time periods There are swinging 1920s dresses classic dresses of the 1950s and big sleeves of the 1980s The veils and hats worn by the brides also changed dramatically in various fashions in length material and stylistic form In addition the bridesmaids dresses also document the changing fashions and ideas for what bridesmaids should wear such as the same dress differently colored dresses and even the addition of accessories like parasols Not to be out done the grooms fashions also changed through tux styles suit color and materials The photographs are valuable visual documentation of the development of weddings in Washington D C over a 70 year period In addition to clothing styles the photographs show how hairstyles popular color schemes bouquets and cakes have changed and even stayed the same The photographs also include images of the ceremony and the reception so the collection documents how parts of the wedding has remained the same and changed The letters that former Howard literature professor John Lovell Tue 2016 01 12 10 18 The letters that former Howard literature professor John Lovell Jr 1907 1974 exchanged with his daughter Taunya reveal a relationship that is pretty typical of many fathers and daughters caring dynamic complex at times strained but always seemingly full of love In their letters part of Lovell s papers housed at the Moorland Spingarn Research Center at Howard University the two quarrel over money discuss love and school work send regards for each other s friends and significant others and Lovell often gently scolds Taunya about her spelling One topic which the two discussed often was Taunya s experiences as the only Negro in my Jewish sorority will be the only Negro in a sic elected legislative office the only Negro in my living center next year one of six Negroes on Goon Squad one of five Negroes in the entire School of Art one of two girls and one of seventy Negroes on the entire campus at Syracuse University during the early 1960 s In one undated letter to her father Taunya says It s funny although I ve gone to school camp and a few parties with white people I really didn t know how much I was still afraid of them until I really had to live work and play with them here at Syracuse Now I have no fear of them because of this year and the things I ve learned about them and the change of attitude they have made towards the Negro in general In reply Dr Lovell offers as a word of advice I sympathize with you most deeply in spite of the fact that a person learns very little except through struggle and agony and hard revelations that arise from bitter experience the learning is a rough process It sears and it tears the soft flesh of us all But never get the idea that it has to destroy you If you are the right kind of person inside the process builds you into something strong and flexible more capable and wiser for the next encounter Taunya concludes one letter by stating one thing I will never forget even though I m also I date inter racially occasionally and go to the social functions am accepted for what I am still I will never forget that I m a Negro and never again will I be ashamed of that fact Perhaps these early experiences impacted by her father s guidance influenced Taunya s later decision to become a layer and pursue scholarship based around the social impacts of race and gender hierarchies and the pursuit of social equality Images Letter from Taunya Lovell to John Lovell Jr ca 1965 Letter from Taunya Lovell to John Lovell Jr Page 2 ca 1965 Letter from Taunya Lovell to John Lovell Jr page 3 ca 1965 Letter from John Lovell Jr to Taunya Lovell 4 23 65 Charles V Hendley 1892 1967 Alabama lawyer and civil rights Mon 2015 12 28 09 01 Charles V Hendley 1892 1967 Alabama lawyer and civil rights activist came from a family background of advocacy and education His father Charles R Hendley was born in 1855 He matriculated through Huntsville schools and the Rust Institute at a time when southern laws and restrictions as

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