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Black men and women at tomb of Richard Allen at Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church

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A check of nine dollars drafted on December 28, 1917 to Berean Institute. The check was not approved until January 10, 1918.

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A letter from Mercer L. Lewis requesting attendance to an upcoming Inter-Racial Committee Meeting.

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A letter from Mercer L. Lewis requesting attendance to an upcoming Inter-Racial Committee Meeting.

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An announcement of the expansion of Citizens' & Southern Banking Co. and the sale of publicly available shares.

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Application for purchase of shares in Citizens' and Southern Bank.

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A check from The People's Savings Bank of Philadelphia, to the order of John Asbury for $17.

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A photo of African American Pastors meeting in the Mayor's reception room in 1930. The meeting discussed the relief of the "unfortunate negro men and their families."

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An ad which lists reasons why African Americans to vote Democratic instead of Republican. Lists positive aspects and reasons why African Americans should vote Democratic, as well as negative reasons why African Americans should not vote Republican.

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Board members of the Citizens & Southern Bank, including James Irvin, Major R. R. Wright Sr, Harriet Lemon, W.C Williamson, D.H Sims, Emanuel C. Wright, Walter C. Beckett, William Newman, and R.R Wright Jr.

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A photograph of the Daily Vacation Bible School, with a number of African American children posing outside the Berean Church for a picture. Taken in 1920, a coed bible school with children of varying ages and African American teachers.

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A political advertisement in order to convince African Americans to vote Republican. Asks African Americans to compare principles and practices of the Republican and Democratic Parties in order to help determine which party to support. Lists reasons…

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Located at 631 Pine Street, The AME Book Concern was the oldest print shop in the country that was owned and operated by African Americans. The building also housed the Christian Recorder, the oldest African American newspaper
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