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Vistors at Woodside Park ride the Mt. Scenic Railway Ride. Woodside Park was an amusement park built in Fairmount Park that was similar to Coney Island. While most rides were open to both White and Black visitors, the dance hall and swimming pool…

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Attorney Cecil B. Moore, president of the local N.A.A.C.P. chapter, is speaking to a group of civil rights protesters at Girard College. He led the campaign to integrate Girard College.

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Advertisement for African Americans to buy stock in The Dunbar Theatre, a new Colored Theatre located at Broad and Lombard Streets. The advertisement was published in September of 1918.

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I. Maximilian Martin Jr. brought suit against the theatre manager for the Stanley Theatre in Philadelphia on the corner of 16th Street and Market Street. Martin Jr. had the manager arrested and held in jail for forcing Martin Jr, and George Evans…

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The Newton School was located on 36th Street between Walnut Street and Chestnut Street. The school was an integrated elementary school. I. Maximilian Martin Jr. attended the school, but not until after his father Isadore Martin Sr. threatened…

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The O.V. Catto School was an all Black school located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 26 North 42nd Street. The school was built so White and Black students did not have to attend school together. Isadore Martin Sr. refused to send his son, I.…

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The Stanley Theatre located on the corner of 16th Street and Market Street segregated African Americans in the gallery of the theatre, separate from White patrons. I. Maximilian Martin Jr. became involved in the desegregation of the theatre when he…

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A painting of Dred Scott, plaintiff in the Dred Scott v. Sanford case at the United States Supreme Court. Painted by Louise Schultze, commissioned and presented to the Missouri Historical Society in 1888.

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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…

NAACP Drive Expected To Go Over The Top.pdf
This article explains that, after a great start, the N.A.A.C.P. membership campaign was expected to be a great success. The campaign ran from April 27th to May 12th, with an objective of gathering 2,500 members. The purpose of gathering these new…

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This article announced that the N.A.A.C.P. would be addressing segregation in Philadelphia at their Fifteenth Annual Conference. This conference was held between June 25th and July 2nd, 1934.

Metropolitan Jim Crow Plan Hits Philadelphia.pdf
African-Americans policy holders with the Metropolitan Insurance Company were outraged when they were informed that a separate, "Negroes only," office would be set up for policy holders of color. This plan stated that African-American policy holders…

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This Philadelphia Tribune article, written by C. E. Wells, documents the end to segregation at the Hog Island Ship-Yard. The article discusses the long time struggle of the Philadelphia N.A.A.C.P. to end segregation at the government run shipbuilding…
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