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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…

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A photograph of Market Street in Philadelphia, PA, looking from 11th Street.

Postcard photo of a Horn & Hardart automat depicting how the automat works.

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A photograph of residents of Philadelphia, PA, standing in line to receive coffee and sandwiches outside of the headquarters of the Philadelphia County Emergency Relief Committee.

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This article describes the deplorable education provided in the south and the downfalls of the educational system. It suggests that northerners had a poor outlook on southerners migrating up because of the lack of proper education.

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 brief article from the Philadelphia Tribune pays tribute to Addie W. Dickerson, wife of the reputable G. Edward Dickerson. The article highlights the admirable life of the Philadelphia lawyer.

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A short article from The Philadelphia Tribune which discusses a proposal to merge the dual lists of both African-American and white teachers. The dual lists excluded many African-Americans from the field of education.

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A picture from 1917 of a Grain-Elevator in Port Richmond, Philadelphia, where William Stephens may have worked. Grain-Elevators were used to put grain on Tramp Ships which would then transport the load to Europe during the First World War.

This is an advertisement for the real estate brokerage business that was part of the Citizens and Southern Banking and Trust Company founded by R.R. Wright Jr. It lists homes for sale and places up for rent through the company.

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This newspaper article talks about poor conditions in the south and how the influx of southern African American migrants to the north impacted cities like Philadelphia. It also discusses ways for improving urban conditions in the north to better…

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.

This is a newspaper clipping about how Citizens and Southern Bank and Trust Company has helped businesses in Philadelphia. The article rallies for a collective effort in helping businesses succeed and urges readers to open accounts with the bank.

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The Christian Street Y.M.C.A. was a popular organization amongst African Americans, and was an integrated organization. The main offices of the Y.M.C.A. thought I. Max Martin should not attend a conference at the Hershey Hotel in Hershey, PA because…

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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…

A meeting is to be held to discuss the suspected plans of the South Street Business Men's Association to remove African American's from the police force.

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This newspaper article details how black Philadephians now own more than eight million dollars worth of property. This has increased from one million dollars over the past 18 years, due to the Great Migration. Additionally, the article details…

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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…

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This newspaper article describes how interactions between Black domestic workers and their White employers define the White perception of the Black race. The article implores the population of domestic workers to uphold a higher standard of service,…
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