• Cloth Diana Jemima Doll

    R.T. Davis Mill Company

    This is a printed cloth African American girl doll that is holding a smaller doll. The larger doll has printed dark eyes and red lips. She wears a polka-dotted coverall. "Diana Jemima" is written near…

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  • Rita Bonds Oral History Interview

    Rita Bonds describes her experiences living in different states with her husband, who was in the Air Force. She also describes working for Owens-Illinois Glass Company in Alton, Illinois. She briefly…

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  • John Cunningham Oral History Interview

    In this oral history interview, John Cunningham describes his experiences as the president of the Edwardsville branch of the NAACP. He begins by discussing his youth in Missouri, Alabama, and East St…

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  • Scrimshaw depicting a black Union soldier

    Sperm whale tooth of ivory with scrimshaw design of young man wearing cap and with thumb in belt.

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  • Chicago Sanitary Fair potholder

    Burlap pot holder with red wood backing and red cotton border and loop for hanging.

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  • Slave tag

    Slave identification tag, diamond shaped whith small hole for hanging on top. Engraving on tag.

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  • Lincoln's drive through Richmond

    Carter, Dennis Malone, 1827-1881 (artist)

    Oil on canvas.

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  • Dr. M. W. Harrison in front of the only black hospital in Collinsville, Illinois

    This photograph is of Dr. M.W. Harrison standing in front of the only black hospital in Collinsville, Illinois. There is a horse and buggy in the street in front. It was located at 206 S. Seminary Str…

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  • After the sale: slaves going south from Richmond

    Crowe, Eyre, 1824-1910 (artist)

    Oil on canvas.

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  • American slave market

    Taylor (artist)

    Oil on canvas.

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  • Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Civil War Regiment

    Illinois Heritage Association

    Relief sculpture by Augustus Saint Gaudens shows Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Regiment. Shortly after President signed the Emancipation Proclamation, African Americans were recruited t…

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  • Herman Shaw Oral History Interview

    In this oral history interview, Herman Shaw describes his experiences with segregation and racial adversity throughout his life, both in his community and throughout his travels. He describes his expe…

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  • Commemorative quilt

    Mickens, C. (artist)

    Quilt with a painted portrait of Oscar De Priest, set within the lower corner of a blue and gold fan which opens out against a solid gold background. The Oscar De Priest/Charity Club/1920-1933 is appl…

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  • Relay Team, Lake Forest Academy, 1900

    Lake Forest Academy Relay Team group photograph published in the 1900 Lake Forest University "Forester" yearbook. This is one of earliest images of racial integration at the Academy.

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  • Derek Mathis Oral History Interview

    In this interview, Derek Mathis describes his youth in Venice, Illinois, including his experiences with racism in the era of desegregation. He also discusses changes to Venice and the town of Madison…

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  • 1820 Aggregate Census of Madison County

    Connar, Henry, Census Marshall

    This is a transcribed copy of the 1820 federal census of Madison County. The page this was taken from lists every county that existed in Illinois in 1820; this copy only lists Madison County. It inclu…

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  • Slave tag

    Lafar, John Joseph, 1781-1849 (creator)

    Diamond shaped tag with inscription: CHARLESTON/626/PORTER/1829

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  • 1850 Census of Madison County: Population by Age and Race

    United States Census Bureau

    This is a transcribed copy of the 1850 federal census of Madison County. The pages this was taken from list every county that existed in Illinois in 1850; this copy only lists Madison County. It inclu…

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  • Children with donkeys at camp

    Children posing with men astride two donkeys at camp.

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  • 1830 Aggregate Census of Madison County

    United States Census Bureau

    This is a transcribed copy of the 1830 federal census of Madison County. The page this was taken from lists every county that existed in Illinois in 1830; this copy only lists Madison County. It inclu…

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