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1944 Wartime Poster

1944 Wartime Poster

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NAACP wartime poster illustrated by Elton Fax, 1944.

A Raisin in the Sun

<em>A Raisin in the Sun</em>

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A 1954 production of A Raisin in the Sun. From left to right, Ruby Dee, Sidney Potier, and Diana Sands.

African American Soldiers during WWII

African American Soldiers during WWII

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Black soldiers on patrol near bombed buildings in 1944.

Black Fighter Pilots

Black Fighter Pilots

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Black fighter pilots talking with each other at a U.S. base in the Mediterranean theater in 1944.

Black Rosie the Riveter

Black Rosie the Riveter

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Photograph of an African American woman working on a "Vengeance" dive bomber, Tennessee, 1943.

Black students leaving school with troops

Black students leaving school with troops

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The Little Rock Nine, 1957. Nine African American students integrating Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, under the protection of Federalized Arkansas National Guardsmen.

Calvalcade of the American Negro

Calvalcade of the American Negro

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Calvalcade of the American Negro (1940) is the story of the Negro᾿s progress over seventy-five years, compiled by the Illinois Writers' Project.

Collecting Tobacco

Collecting Tobacco

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Photograph of farmers cutting Burley tobacco on the Russell Spears farm, vicinity of Lexington, KY, 1940.

Detroit riot

Detroit riot

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Photograph of police arresting an African American during a riot at the Sojourner Truth housing project in Detroit, Michigan, 1942.

First Edition Cover of Native Son

First Edition Cover of Native Son

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First edition cover of Native Son, published in 1940.

Girl with umbrella

Girl with umbrella

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In Twelve Million Black Voices, Wright drew upon the archive of the photographs taken by photographers in the employ of the Farm Security Administration.

Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks

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Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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A memorial to Ralph Ellison and his prize-winning novel, Invisible Man, in Riverside Park at 150th Street in New York City. Art ©Catlett Mora Family Trust/Licensed by Vaga, New York, NY.

James Baldwin

James Baldwin

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James Baldwin in 1955.

James Baldwin

James Baldwin

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Jazz Musicians

Jazz Musicians Performing in A Song is Born

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In a still from A Song is Born (1948), Charlie Barnet, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, and Lionel Hampton perform together.

Lord in Heaven!

Lord in Heaven!

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In Twelve Million Black Voices, Wright drew upon the archive of the photographs taken by photographers in the employ of the Farm Security Administration.

Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry

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Migration

Migration

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An African American family from Florida prepares to migrate north in 1940.

Ralph Ellison

Ralph Ellison

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Richard Wright

Richard Wright

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Robert Hayden

Robert Hayden

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Wartime Downtime

Wartime Downtime

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GI᾿s and Red Cross workers hanging out in Assam, India, 1944.