Claude A. Barnett papers, 1918-1967 (bulk 1928-1963).
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Frances Payne Bingham Bolton (March 29, 1885 – March 9, 1977) was a Republican politician from Ohio. She served in the United States House of Representatives. She was the first woman elected to Congress from Ohio. In the late 1930s Bolton took an isolationist position on foreign policy, opposing the Selective Service Act (the draft) in 1940, and opposing Lend-Lease in 1941. During the war she called for desegregation of the military nursing units, which were all-white and all-female. In 1947 she...
The United States Department of Agriculture was established in 1862 by President Abraham Lincoln and was elevated to a Cabinet level organization by President Grover Cleveland in 1889. The Department of Agriculture assists farmers and producers of food as well as creating policies and programs related to food distribution and nutrition information. The United States Department of Agriculture controls a number of regional offices through out the continential United States and its territories....
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 ...
Born Baltimore Maryland, ca. 1890; died Perris, California, 1979. Black performer, stage producer, songwriter, screenwriter, and founding member of the Screen Actors Guild. He was a producer-director-writer in the Black theaters of New York and Chicago before coming to Hollywood in 1928, where he appeared in more than 200 motion pictures. From the description of Clarence Muse papers, [ca.1930-1978]. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 86093721 ...
James Edward Shepard was born in Raleigh, N.C., on 3 November 1875 and died in Durham, N.C., on 6 October 1947. In 1909, he founded and served as president of the National Religious Training School and Chautauqua for the Colored Race. In 1925, the School became the North Carolina College for Negroes (later North Carolina Central University), the first state-funded liberal arts college for African Americans in the United States. From the description of James E. Shepard papers, 1905-19...
African American educational administrator and advocate. From the description of Frederick D. Patterson papers, 1861-1988 (bulk 1965-1988). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132581 African American educator. From the description of Papers, 1861-1988 (bulk 1965-1988). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 28424351 College president. From the description of Reminiscences of Frederick Douglass Patterson : oral history, 1980. (Columbia University In the ...
Teacher, journalist. From the description of Reminiscences of Alice Allison Dunnigan : oral history, 1977. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419371 Alice Allison Dunnigan, journalist and author, was born in Russellville, Kentucky in 1906 and died in Washington, D.C., in 1983. After teaching school and working as a writer for several Kentucky newspapers, Dunnigan moved to Washington, DC, where, from 1947 to 1961, she served as chief of the ...
William Levi Dawson (1899-1990), African American composer, conductor, and educator, was born in Anniston, Alabama, the oldest of the seven children of George W. Dawson, an illiterate day laborer and former slave, and Eliza Starkey Dawson. Dawson married Cecile Demae Nicholson in 1935. A graduate of the Tuskegee Institute, Dawson composed the NEGRO FOLK SYMPHONY and arranged a number of African American spirituals. He also conducted the Tuskegee Institute Choir for 25 years. Dawson died May 2, 1...
Percival Leroy (P. L.) Prattis was born on April 27, 1895 in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was the only son of Alexander and Ella (Spraggins) Prattis. He attended grade school at the Christiansburg Industrial Institute in Cambria (now Christiansburg), Virginia, from 1908 to 1912. For further education, he attended the Hampton Institute (now Hampton University) in Hampton, Virginia, from 1912 to 1915. He later graduated in 1916 from the Ferris Institute, which was a pre...
African American minister and educator; president of Howard University (1926-1960). From the description of Papers, 1913-1976. (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 70941398 1890 January 12 Born to Carolyn Freeman and Wyatt Johnson in Paris, Tennessee 1911 Received Bachelor of Arts degree from Atlanta Baptist [later Morehous...
William Vacanarat Shadrach Tubman ( 1895-1971 ), nineteenth president of Liberia, was born November 29, 1895 in Harper City, Maryland County, Liberia to Alexander Tubman and Elizabeth Rebecca Barnes Tubman . His paternal grandparents, manumitted slaves, were repatriates who in 1837 had immigrated from Georgia ( USA ) to the Maryland Colony in Africa . Tubman received his education at Government Elementary School in Harper City and the Cape Palmas Methodist Seminary. He began his pol...
Sociologist, race relations expert, author, lecturer, teacher, and college administration; first African American president of Fisk University (1946-1956). From the description of Charles Spurgeon Johnson records, 1858-1956. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 70970119 First black president of Fisk University, elected Oct. 1946, inaugurated Nov. 1947; served until 1956; Head of Dept. of Social Science, Fisk University, 1928-1947; sociologist, race relations expert, author...
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...
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...
William Levi Dawson (April 26, 1886 – November 9, 1970) was an American politician and lawyer who represented a Chicago, Illinois district for more than 27 years in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1943 to his death in office in 1970. In 1949, he became the first African American to chair a congressional committee. Born in segregated Georgia, Dawson attended Fisk University in Tennessee and Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. He served as an officer in th...