Carter Godwin Woodson Papers 1736-1974 (bulk 1915-1950)

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Carter Godwin Woodson Papers 1736-1974 (bulk 1915-1950)

Historian, author, and collector. Papers of prominent African Americans, research files, business records, writings, correspondence, and other material relating to Woodson's leadership of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History and to scholarship and publishing in the field of African and African-American history.

18,000 items; 54 containers plus 19 oversize; 21.2 linear feet; 46 microfilm reels

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Greener, Richard Theodore, 1844-1922

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Richard Theodore Greener (January 30, 1844 – May 2, 1922) was the first African American graduate of Harvard College and went on to become the dean of the Howard University School of Law. Richard Greener was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1844 and moved with his mother to Boston when he was approximately nine years old. He quit school in his mid-teens to earn money for his family, but one of his employers, Franklin B. Sanborn, helped him to enroll in preparatory school (Oberlin Academ...

Smalls, Robert, 1839-1915

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Robert Smalls (April 5, 1839 – February 23, 1915) was an American politician, publisher, businessman, and naval pilot. Born into slavery in Beaufort, South Carolina, he freed himself, his crew, and their families during the American Civil War by commandeering a Confederate transport ship, CSS Planter, in Charleston harbor, on May 13, 1862, and sailing it from Confederate-controlled waters of the harbor to the U.S. blockade that surrounded it. He then piloted the ship to the Union-controlled encl...

Woodson, Carter Godwin, 1875-1950

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Carter Godwin Woodson, educator and historian, was considered the Father of Black History. He was born December 19, 1875, New Canton, Virginia. He was an African-American historian, author, and journalist who, in 1915, founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. In 1926 he pioneered the concept of a "Negro History Week," which was later expanded into Black History Month. Woodson died at his home in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C., on April 3, 1950....

Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943

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Agricultural scientist, teacher, humanitarian, artist, and Iowa State alumnus (1894, 1896). George Washington Carver was born ca. 1864, the son of slaves on the Moses Carver plantation near Diamond Grove, Missouri. He lost his father in infancy, and at the age of 6 months was stolen along with his mother by raiders, but was later found and traded back to his owner for a $300 race horse. He enrolled in Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa in 1890 studying music and art. Etta Budd, his art instructor ...

Fortune, Timothy Thomas, 1856-1928

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T. Thomas Fortune was the foremost African-American journalist of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He served as an editor, publisher, writer, orator and civil rights leader, using his position at a series of black newspapers in New York City as the leading spokesman and defender of the rights of African Americans in both the South and the North. Fortune's journalism career began in Florida, he moved to New York in 1881, and founded the "New York Freeman...

African Methodist Episcopal Church. Seventh Episcopal District

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Organized in 1816 from a congregation formed by a group of blacks who withdrew in 1787 from St. George's Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia because of discrimination; Richard Allen was consecrated the first bishop in 1816. From the description of African Methodist Episcopal Church collection, 1914-1971 (bulk 1950-1971). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70962830 ...

Fleetwood, Christian Abraham, 1840-1914

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Fleetwood was born in Baltimore on July 21, 1840, the son of Charles and Anna Maria Fleetwood, both were free persons of color. He received his early education in the home of a wealthy sugar merchant and chairman of Baltimore's chamber of commerce, John C. Brunes, and his wife. The latter treated Fleetwood like her son and taught him to read and write. He continued his education at the Maryland State Colonization Society, went briefly to Liberia and Sierra Leone, and graduated in 1860 from Ashmu...

Rosenwald, Julius, 1862-1932

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Businessman and philanthropist. Born, Springfield, IL, 1862. President, Rosenwald and Weil, 1885-1906. Vice-president and treasurer, Sears, Roebuck and Company, 1910-1925; president and chairman of the board, 1925-1932. Founder, Julius Rosenwald Fund, 1917. Founder, Museum of Science and Industry, 1929. Trustee, University of Chicago, Tuskegee Institute, Rockefeller Foundation, Hull House, Art Institute of Chicago, and the Baron de Hirsch Fund. From the description of Papers, 1905-19...

Moore, Lewis B. (Lewis Baxter), 1866-

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Lewis B. Moore was a United States (U.S.) soldier. He was a private, Medical Corps, on duty at Fort Sam Houston and with the 51st (463rd) Aero Squadron, Camp Hospital 14, and the 8th Aviation Instruction Center. From the description of Lewis B. Moore papers, 1 January 1918-9 June 1919, undated. (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat record id: 50140636 ...

Phelps-Stokes Fund

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The Phelps and Stokes families had long been associated with a variety of philanthropic enterprises in the 19th and 20th centuries. The Phelps-Stokes Fund was created in 1911 as a non-profit foundation under the will of Caroline Phelps Stokes. Its original objectives were to improve housing for the poor in New York City, and the "education of Negroes, both in Africa and the United States, North American Indians, and needy and deserving white students." The contacts maintained by the staff and tr...

Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895

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Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born into slavery on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 1818. He barely knew his mother, who lived on a different plantation and died when he was a young child and never discovered the identity of his father. When he turned eight years old, his slaveowner hired him out to work as a body servant in Baltimore. At an early age, Frederick realized there was a connection between literacy and freedom. Not allowed to attend school, he taught himself to read and wr...

Jackson, Luther B.

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Bond, Horace Mann, 1904-1972

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Educator, sociologist, scholar, and author. From the description of Horace Mann Bond papers, 1830-1979 (bulk 1926-1972). (University of Massachusetts Amherst). WorldCat record id: 48383227 Horace Mann Bond (1904-1972), African American educator, sociologist, and author. Bond married Julia Agnes Washington (1908-2007), author and librarian, in 1930. The Bonds had three children: Marguerite Jane (1938-), Horace Julian (1940-), and James George (1944-). From the des...

Frazier, Edward Franklin, 1894-1962

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African American sociologist, educator, author, and head of the Dept. of Sociology at Howard University. From the description of Papers, 1908-1962. (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 70941134 ...

Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church (Washington, D.C.)

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Established in 1841 by John F. Cook; formerly the First Colored Presbyterian Church. From the description of Records, 1841-1890. (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 70941348 The Fifteenth St. Presbyterian Church was organized when the white Presbyterian churches pressured their Negro members to withdraw. The church was received by the Presbytery the following year. John F. Cook was ordained as its first pastor in 1843, after having met the e...

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

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W. E. B. Du Bois was an American sociologist, socialist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor. Educated at Fisk University, he did graduate work at the University of Berlin and Harvard, where he was the first African American to earn a doctorate. Du Bois became a professor of history, sociology and economics at Atlanta University. Due to his contributions in the African-American community he was seen as a member of a Black elite that supported some aspects ...

Crum, William Demos, 1859-1912

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Wesley, Charles H. (Charles Harris), 1891-1987

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First president of Central State College (1947-1965) and president of Wilberforce University (1942-1947); ); minister and elder, African Methodist Episcopal Church (1914-1937); and author. From the description of Charles Wesley papers, 1852-1965. (Central State University). WorldCat record id: 70970102 ...

Urban League of Pittsburgh

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Bruce, John Edward

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"Born a slave in Piscataway, Maryland, John Edward Bruce (1856-1924) went on to write for, edit, or found an astonishing number of periodicals ... After winning freedom with his mother in 1860, Bruce received sporadic schooling in Connecticut and Washington, D.C., including several months at Howard University. In 1879 he founded his first paper, the Argus. The coming years would see him found four other papers, edit two more papers and two magazines, and write as a correspondent for over twenty ...

Dabney, Wendell Phillips, 1865-1952

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Franklin, John Hope, 1915-2009

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Dean of African American historians, John Hope Franklin was born January 2, 1915 in Rentriesville, Oklahoma. His family relocated to Tulsa, Oklahoma shortly after the Tulsa Disaster of 1921. Franklin's mother, Mollie was a teacher and his father, B.C. Franklin was an attorney who handled lawsuits precipitated by the famous Tulsa Race Riot. Graduating from Booker T. Washington High School in 1931, Franklin received an A.B. from Fisk University in 1935 and went on to attend Harvard University, whe...

Brown, Sterling Allen, 1901-1989

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American scholar and poet. From the description of Poems, [1929?]. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 145406115 ...

Starr, Frederick, 1858-1933

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Starr was born in Auburn, NY, Sept. 2, 1858; graduated from Lafayette College in 1882, and received his Ph. D in 1885; professor of biology, Coe College, 1883-87; Curator of Ethnology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, 1889-91; professor and Dean of the Science Dept., Pomona College, 1891; assoc. professor, Univ. of Chicago, 1895-1923; publications related to Mexico include: Some first steps in human progress (1895), American Indians (1898), Indians of Southern Mexico (1898), Reading...

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

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Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president, served 1901-1909. From the description of DS, 1904 March 1. : Washington, D.C. Homestead Certificate. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 15210791 26th president of the United States, 1901-1909. From the description of Theodore Roosevelt letters, 1917, 1918. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 213408920 Roosevelt was then Governor of New York. Chapman was one of the founders of the New York St...

Henderson, Edwin Bancroft, 1883-1977

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African American athlete, educator, author, and administrator; d. 1977. From the description of Papers, 1915-1976. (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 70941156 1883 November 24 Born in Washington, D.C., son of William and Louise (Mars) Henderson. 1904 Graduated from Normal School #2, Washington, D.C. ...

Spingarn, Arthur B. (Arthur Barnett), 1878-1971

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African American lawyer, scholar, and president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. From the description of Papers, 1914-1971. (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 70941351 Spingarn was born on Mar. 28, 1878 in New York City; AB (1897), AM (1899), and LL. B (1900), Columbia Univ.; LL. D, Howard Univ., 1941; L.H.D., Long Island Univ., 1966; practiced law beginning in 1900; chairman of national legal committee, and vice-presid...

McKinlay, Whitefield, 1857-1941

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Rosemond, Jules, 1874-1928

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Taylor, Alrutheus Ambush

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Dean of Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn., from 1930 to 1951. Professor of History and Acting Dean, 1929-1930 and 1951-1953. From the description of A.A. Taylor collection. Supplement, 1864-1953. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 753010209 Dean of Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn., from 1930 to 1951. From the description of A.A. Taylor collection, 1925-1954 (bulk 1930-1951). (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 472226657 ...

Tanner, Benj. T. (Benjamin Tucker), 1835-1923

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Benjamin Tucker Tanner (December 25, 1835 – January 14, 1923) was an American clergyman and editor. He served as a Bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church from 1886, and founded The Christian Recorder (see Early American Methodist newspapers), an important early African American newspaper. He was born to Hugh and Isabella Tanner in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He studied for five years at Avery College, paying his expenses by working as a barber. He then studied for three years at Weste...

United States. Army. Regiment, 368th

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Lynch, John Roy, 1847-1939

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John Roy Lynch (September 10, 1847 – November 2, 1939) was a black Republican politician, writer, attorney and military officer. Born into slavery in Louisiana, he became free in 1863 under the Emancipation Proclamation. His father was an Irish immigrant and his parents had a common-law marriage. After serving for several years in the state legislature, in 1873 Lynch was elected as the first African-American Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives; he was the first black man (conside...

Logan, Rayford Whittingham, 1897-1982

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African American historian and educator; died 1982. From the description of Papers, 1925-1982. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 34576583 African-American historian, administrator, author, civil rights activist, and Howard University faculty member; d. 1982. From the description of Papers, ca. 1917-ca. 1980. (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 70939793 Educator, scholar, author, civil rights activist, and fraternity leader, of Washingto...

Young, Charles, 1864-1922

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Col. Charles Young, second Black graduate of West Point (1889); served in various cavalry and infantry units in the U.S. Army; professor of Military Science and Tactics, Wilberforce University; served as military attaché to Haiti (1904); and advisor to Liberian government (1919-1921). From the description of Charles Young collection, 1900-1998. (Wilberforce University). WorldCat record id: 70978991 ...

Scott, Emmett J. (Emmett Jay), 1873-1957

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Secretary to Booker T. Washington and of Tuskegee Normal School Board of Trustees (1897-1919); special assistant, U.S. Secretary of War (1917-1919); secretary-treasurer and secretary, Howard University and its Board of Trustees (1919-1938); assistant publicity directory, Republican National Committee and advisor to the chairman of its Negro Affairs Committee (1939-1942); director, employment and personnel relations, Shipyard No. 4, Sun Shipbuilding Co. in Pennsylvania (1942-1945); secretary, Sou...

McCormick, Medill, 1877-1925

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Daly, Victor

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Victor Reginald Daly was born in New York City and educated in public schools there. He was a member of the Class of 1919 at Cornell University, attending Cornell from 1915 to 1917. In 1917, he joined the U.S. Army and trained at Fort Des Moines, along with 639 other African-American men. He was appointed a 1st Lieutenant in the 367th Infantry Regiment, and was decorated with the Croix de Guerre for his service in France. In 1919, he married Adelaide Helen Cook (Cornell University Class of 1918)...

Clark, John T., 1883-1949

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Stone, Melville Elijah, 1848-1929

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Melville Elijah Stone was born in Hudson, Illinois on August 22, 1848. His father, Reverend Elijah Stone, was a Methodist minister, and his mother was Sophia Creighton. In 1860, the family moved to Chicago where Stone attended high school and began his journalism career. From 1864 to 1875, Stone held various journalistic positions, working at different times as a reporter, correspondent, editor, and publisher for various Chicago newspapers. During some of these years Stone was the ...

Simkins, Francis Butler, 1897-1966

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Francis Butler Simkins (1897-1966), native of Edgefield, S.C., was a historian. He was educated at the University of South Carolina and at Columbia University. He was a professor of history at Longwood College, Farmville, Va. His published works include South Carolina During Reconstruction (1931) with Robert Woody; The Women of the Confederacy, (1936) with James Patton; Pitchfork Ben Tillman: South Carolina (1944), a biography of Benjamin Ryan Tillman (1847-1913), South Carolina governor and Uni...

Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, inc.

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Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915

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Booker T. Washington was an African American educator and public figure. Born a slave on a small farm in Virginia, he worked his way through the Hampton Institute and became an instructor there. He was the first principal of the Tuskegee Institute, and under his management it became a successful center for practical education. A forceful and charismatic personality, he became a national figure through his books and lectures. Although his conservative views concerned many critics, he became the m...

Grimké, Francis J. (Francis James), 1850-1937

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Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924

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Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924) was born into a prominent Boston family in 1850. Through his mother’s family, the Cabots, Lodge traced his lineage back to the 17th century, with one great-grandfather a leading Federalist during the Revolutionary period. Growing up in both an intellectual and privileged household, "Cabot" took naturally to academic subjects, particularly history and literature. Beyond his early devotion to scholarly pursuits, Lodge also enjoyed numerous sports and the great outdoor...

Durkee, J. Stanley (James Stanley), 1866-1951

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James Stanley Durkee was a Baptist and Congregationalist minister who served in Maine, Massachusetts, and New York. He was the last white president of Howard University (1918-1926) and presided over Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims in Brooklyn, New York, from 1927-1941. From the description of James Stanley Durkee sermons, 1897-1947. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 700044430 Congregational clergyman and president of Howard University in Wash...

Associated Publishers

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Revels, Hiram Rhodes, c. 1827-1901

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Hiram Rhodes Revels (September 27, 1827 – January 16, 1901) was a Republican U.S. Senator, minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and a college administrator. Born free in North Carolina, he later lived and worked in Ohio, where he voted before the Civil War. He became the first African American to serve in the U.S. Congress when he was appointed to the United States Senate as a Republican to represent Mississippi in 1870 and 1871 during the Reconstruction era. During the America...

Sweet, William Warren, 1881-1959

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William Warren Sweet, Professor of American Church History at the University of Chicago, was born in Baldwin, Kansas, in 1881. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University, A.B., 1902; Drew Theological Seminary, B.D., 1906; Crozer Theological Seminary, M.TH. 1907; the University of Pennsylvania, A.M., 1909; Ph.D., 1912. Ohio Wesleyan awarded Sweet a D.Litt. in 1935 and DePauw University a L.H.D. in 1956. Sweet taught at Ohio Wesleyan, 1911-1912, DePauw University, where he was professor and chairman of ...