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Hayre, RW Collection_Bishop RC Ransom_001.jpg
Photographic Portrait of Reverend R. C. Ransom--an African American Reverend and an editor of A. M. E. Review in Philadelphia during the Great Migration.

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This photograph depicts the Armstrong Association Employment Office in 1912. The Armstrong Association was a private organization that then in 1957 became affiliated with the National Urban League in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This shows the office…

Hayre, RW Collection_Citizens+Southern Bank+Trust [RR Wright, Sr]_005.jpg
Richard Robert Wright Sr. decided to open up his own bank in 1921 after moving to Philadelphia. At the time of creating The Citizen's & Southern Bank and Trust Company, it was the only African-American owned bank in the North and the first African…

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The Citizen's & Southern Bank and Trust Company was founded in 1921. At its founding, it was the only African-American owned bank in the North and the first African American Trust.

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The Citizens' and Southern Bank and Trust Company was founded in 1921. At its founding, it was the only African-American owned bank in the North and the first African American Trust.

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The Citizens' and Southern Bank and Trust Company was founded in 1921. At its founding, it was the only African-American owned bank in the North and the first African American Trust.

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The Citizen's & Southern Bank and Trust Company was founded in 1921. At its founding, it was the only African-American owned bank in the North and the first African American Trust.

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African-American laborers working on the Wilmington and Northern Railroad near the "New Bridge."

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African American men at the Camp Meade World War I Draft Board in 1918

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Forge Shop employees, of mixed races, pose together for a photograph.

Ralph Jones Urban Archoves Daily News.jpg
Still photograph of Ralph Jones. Jones was college educated at Howard University and went on to become a journalist with both the Independent and the Tribune.

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Magazine article written by Charles A. Tindley for Outlook. Tindley was a clergyman of the American Methodist Episcopal Church and had a congregation of over 10,000 members. The article discusses Tindley's ministry which catered to migrants from the…

Brown and Stevens 1919.jpg
This advertisment from The Messenger was developed for the Brown & Stevens Bank. The advertisement encourages potential customers to establish savings and credit, and claims "MEN GROW RICH NOT BY LABOR, BUT BY CREDIT AND CAPITAL WHICH THEY…

power_of_vision_tribune.jpg
Newspaper graphic representing the need for vision in African American business. Represents Philadelphia as the "city of opportunity" with significant achievements of the African American community radiating out of the center.

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Still image of Forrest Woodard White posed with chair. White immigrated to the city in 1898 and became the head of the Philadelphia numbers game and thus the wealthiest African American man in the city by 1930.

Hog Island Sign 19187012 Nat Archives.jpg
This photograph contains a sign which advertises for 8000 laborers to perform government work at the Hog Island Ship-Yard. The sign offers potential laborers $3.85 for a 10 hour day. The sign advertises for boarding and lodging at a cost of $1.00…

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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…

Should Negroes Come North 1918.tif
Informational writing by the Mother Bethel Church outlining the advantages for African Americans to move north. Discusses job, salary and housing issues as well as expresses the support of the Church for this continuing migration.

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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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