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Hog Island Winter Abbreviated.mp4
Footage of workers, both Black and White, working on the snow-covered shipways at Hog Island Shipyard in 1917.

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Group portrait of members of Platoon A, Engine 11. Ten firefighters in uniform in firehouse. Names listed in caption.

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The Hilldale Daisies team photo 1921. The Daisies were a member of the Eastern Colored League and with Ed Bolden at the helm, were a force to be reckoned with in African American baseball.

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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…

A Negro sharecropper's son "worming" tobacco leaves on a sharecropping tobacco farm in Wake County, North Carolina.

This article discusses the recent rise of of the Ku Klux Klan throughout the country. According to the article, prominent black leaders in Philadelphia recently received threatening letters from the white supremacist group.

This is an image of homes on 58th street, a block in West Philadelphia of housing for black families.

This article is about how a southern census taker in Philadelphia assaulted a sixteen year old girl. The article implies that those from the south are more abusive to the black race than northerners.

According to the article, the estimated amount of money African Americans spend on insurance is nearly two billion dollars, but only about three-million dollars was spent on insurance from African American insurance companies.

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Between 1917 and 1928, Philadelphia experienced an increase in African American home owners. Despite traditionally low wages for Black workers, this increase in home ownership reveals their determination to save whatever they could to settle their…

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Rev. Tindley promotes the importance of African American education for the future in his Emancipation address at Zion Baptist Church. He believes that the combination of "trained hands and an educated head" creates a model citizen.

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A poster outlining the upcoming political, educational, and civic rally for black empowerment.

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A poster announcing the upcoming rally at the Citizens' Republican Club

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A tabulation and report of the generosity of Michael Yaffe's Food and Relief Station which helped people of all races.

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A poster advertising the upcoming discourse on the Ku Klux Klan by two prominent black lawyers of the time.

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A poster advertising the upcoming showing of Nannie H. Burroughs' pageant that showcases the abilities of black women as potential workers outside of the home.

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An advertisement for the first "Afro-American Business Day" in Philadelphia on July 26, 1917, which encouraged citizens to support local black small businesses in order for these enterprises to flourish.

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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.

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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