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This article describes Hotel Brotherhood's honoring of its deceased members through a combined memorial service.

According to thisTribunereport, the May 31, 1920 cornerstone laying ceremony for the new building of the Hotel Brotherhood, the union and fraternal organization representing hotel workers, attracted 10,000 attendees who witnessed a parade with…

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In 1960-1961, the Human Relations Commission of Philadelphia investigated over 60 Philadelphia based restaurants and hotels for their alleged violation of the city's Fair Employment Practice ordinance.

This short article provides an update on the grand jury for the Emmett Till murder, previewing an upcoming witness who examined Till's body after it was found he was found brutally beaten in the Tallahatchie River.

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This newspaper article advocates for the election of Lawyer G. Edward Dickerson as representative of the Second Senatorial District of Philadelphia. It lists the many times he has stood up for African-American citizens, including how he defended…

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This article reports the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union's efforts to unionize Black textile workers. According to Mrs. Emma Thompson's studies, non-union workers deal with unsanitary conditions and sometimes receive less than half the…

An article from the Philadelphia Tribune.

An article about unarmed firefighter, Joseph Marshall of Engine Company 11 pursuing an armed thug on foot after the assailant shot a store owner, Simon Rubin, on 11th and South Street.

A Philadelphia Tribune article advertising St. Mark's Building and Loan Association.

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Photo of Amos Scott, the first African-American magistrate in Philadelphia, September 17, 1921

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Photograph of The Citizens Republican Club. In 1925, the Citizens Republican Club moved from 503 S. Broad Street to 422 S. 15th Street at the intersection of 15th and Lombard Streets. This location placed the club in the middle of Black industry in…

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Citizens Republican Club, located at 422 S. 15th Street, is the nation's oldest African-American club of its kind. Members of the Citizens Republican Club used their association with the club as a springboard for esteem in the African-American…

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The Citizens Republican Club is the oldest social organization in the city for African-American men. Founded in 1875 by Andrew Stevens, the members of the club were the elite of Black Philadelphia. 87 years later, in 1962 the club was still…

Image of the historic Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church founded in 1794 by Reverend Richard Allen.

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Advertisement for African Americans to buy stock in The Dunbar Theatre, a new Colored Theatre located at Broad and Lombard Streets. The advertisement was published in September of 1918.

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I. Maximilian Martin Jr. brought suit against the theatre manager for the Stanley Theatre in Philadelphia on the corner of 16th Street and Market Street. Martin Jr. had the manager arrested and held in jail for forcing Martin Jr, and George Evans…

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The Hotel Dale was built by E.W. Dale, and a conglomeration of prominent African American Philadelphians, which include Isadore Martin Sr. The Hotel Dale was meant to stand out as an African American owned and operated establishment, which catered…

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Tindley Temple United Methodist Church honors Ralph Jones for his dedication to service and the community, serving as Superintended to the Sunday School for thirty two years.

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Newspaper advertisement for rooms to be rented including Christian, Masters, and Locust Streets, among others.

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An image of the Royal Theater taken for the Philadelphia Tribune on October 15, 1921.

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