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St. Peter Clavers church.jpg
Photo from Golden Jubilee of St. Peter Claver Roman Catholic Church in Philadelphia, PA.

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Promotional page containing the portraits of numerous notable figures, responsible for the leadership and development of the Democratic Party in Philadelphia.

This is a photo of Temple University Medical School's anatomy laboratory. It is significant because there are multiple African American students in the class, this was before they started to not allow them in the program.

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Political Cartoon depicting the "color line" and race relations .

On the Monday and Tuesday prior to Saturday May 2, 1914, the date of publication of this article, The Negro Protective League of Pennsylvania met in Philadelphia. Among the speakers at the engagement was RR Wright Jr. The article discusses Senator…

This is an article summarizing the discussion at the Tuskegee Conference that took place two weeks prior to the article's publication. Booker T. Washington intended for the Tuskegee conferences to make sure that African Americans were receiving a…

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This photograph depicts African American soldiers in World War I marching northwest of Verdun, France.

U.S. Army recruiting poster showing men in civilian dress entering a recruiting office and exiting in military uniform, also gives locations of main recruiting station, sub-stations, and auxiliary stations, and notes that "railroad fare paid from…

Photograph of the Downingtown Industrial and Agricultural Institute in Downingtown, PA. The image is of the building's exterior as apart of the Who's Who in Philadelphia recognition. It is influential because this school provided education and…

A photograph of the People's Savings Bank Building on Lombard Street. Published as a part of the Who's Who in Philadelphia series. It was the first bank managed by blacks and was organized in Philadelphia by Congressman George H. White, of North…

A portrait of Rev. William A. Creditt accompanying his nomination for "Who's Who in Philadelphia." This nomination recognizes him for being influential as the pastor of the First African Baptist Church (1897-1915).

This photograph depicts and African American soldier, from WWI, seated with his two hats positioned on a table.

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Colorized postcard of African American men collecting turpentine from trees in Florida.

From ExplorePAHistory: "In the 1920s, the Republican party still enjoyed an iron lock on the black voters of Philadelphia. This 1926 editorial cartoon published in the Philadelphia Tribune, the city’s oldest black owned newspaper, reflects…

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Cover of the biography of Reverend Charles Albert Tindley, one of the most recognized African American leaders in the Great Migration.

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Mr. Maximilian Martin, chairman of Berean Savings, inside the bank. Maximilian was the son of prominent African American Philadelphia real estate agent, Isadore Martin. Mr. I. Maximilian Martin was the chairman of the small but important African…

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Contrasting Miss Evelyn Shuler's account of the "unwillingness" of Black relief receivers to accept available domestic jobs, Edgar W. Roster presented the harsh reality of low wages through advertisements. Instead of toiling long hours each week for…

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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An image of several outhouses near laundry hanging on clotheslines at 1242 Kater Street, Philadelphia, Pa. A water pump, carts near debris, and the exterior of adjacent houses are also visible.

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This is a photo of 1245 South Street, around 1244 South Street, a site recorded in Moore's 1921 Vice Investigations.
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