• 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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  • 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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  • 1830 Census Abstract for Madison County

    This is a transcribed copy of the 1830 abstract federal census of Madison County. This lists the total number of people, the number of free inhabitants, the number of enslaved inhabitants, and the pop…

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  • 1840 Aggregate Census of Madison County

    United States Census Bureau

    This is a transcribed copy of the 1840 federal census of Madison County, including data on the county as a whole and specific towns and precincts. The page this was taken from lists every county that…

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  • American slave market

    Taylor (artist)

    Oil on canvas.

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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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  • 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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  • Portrait of Mrs. John Jones

    Darling, Aaron E. (artist)

    Oil on canvas.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bryan Mathis Oral History Interview

    In this oral history interview, Bryan Mathis describes his childhood in Venice, Illinois, and his experiences as an African-American man growing up in the area during the era of desegregation. He desc…

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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…

    View Full Item  in Madison Historical - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Children with donkeys at camp

    Children posing with men astride two donkeys at camp.

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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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  • Portrait bust of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Miller, Sarah (artist)

    Bronze portrait bust depicting Martin Luther King, Jr. clad in collared shirt and tie, mounted on white marble base.

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