Six pages of testimony by a black man named Albert Harris who witnessed the race riots that took place in Memphis (Tenn.) in May 1866. The testimony was presented to a U. S. congressional committee appointed to investigate the riots.
Two pages of testimony by Lavinia Goodell, a black woman whose husband was killed duruing the 1866 race riots in Memphis (Tenn.). The testimony was presented to a U. S. congressional committee appointed to investigate the cause of the riots.
Race relations riot that occurred in Memphis in May of 1866. The black population of Memphis had swelled from 4,000 to over 15,000 by 1865. The volatile mix of former slaves or contraband, long-time freedmen of the Beale Street area, four regiments...
Pension application of a former slave in Tennessee named Ben Davis. The information indicates that Davis was "given" to Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest as a personal servent during the Civil War.
Sheet music covers; Caricatures; African Americans; Blackface entertainers
Cover shows a caricature drawing of an African American couple wearing formal clothing. The man is bowing and the woman is curtsying. At right is a tiered cake on a table with a sign reading "Dis cake will be given to de most graceful couple."...
Sheet music covers; Caricatures; African Americans; Soldiers; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Cover depicts caricatures of five African-American soldiers, three with bayonets, one playing a drum, and one holding a sign reading "Raw Recruits, Capt. Dan Bryant." They appear hapless and comically inept. They are lined up in front of tents in...
World War, 1914-1918; Sailors; African Americans; Warships; Arms & armament; Naval warfare
Unidentified seamen aboard the U.S.S. Rambler during convoy escort duty. The men are operating the ship's 3"/50 gun. The inscription on the photograph incorrectly identifies the ship as the U.S.S. Rumpler.