African-American History and Culture Items List
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- Letter, Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Banneker expressing his belief
that blacks possess talents equal to those of "other colours of men," 30 August 1791 (Thomas Jefferson Papers).
- Sales contract between Thomas Jefferson and James Madison for an indentured
servant's remaining term, 19 April 1809 (Carter G. Woodson Collection).
- Letter, Roger Brooke Taney to Caleb Cushing thanking Cushing for his support of Taney's decision in the Dred Scott case, 9 November 1857 (Caleb Cushing Papers).
- Letter, Abraham Lincoln to Charles Sumner outlining the president's
belief that the dependents of black and white soldiers should be treated
equally, 19 May 1864 (Abraham Lincoln Papers).
- Chapter from Frederick Douglass's draft manuscript of his autobiography,
Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, ca. 1880 (Frederick Douglass Papers).
- Letter, Eleanor Roosevelt to Walter White detailing the First Lady's
lobbying efforts for federal action against lynchings, 19 March 1936 (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Records).
- Drafts of Langston Hughes's poem "Ballad of Booker T.,"
30 May-1 June 1941 (Langston Hughes Collection).
- Memorandum, "Saving the Race," Thurgood Marshall to the NAACP
legal staff concerning voting rights cases in Texas, 17 November 1941 (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Records).
- Notes, William O. Douglas to Earl Warren, 11 May 1954; Harold H. Burton to Warren, 17 May 1954; and Felix Frankfurter to Warren, 17 May 1954, concerning
Chief Justice Warren's decision in Brown v. Board of Education (Earl Warren Papers).
- Felix Frankfurter's draft decree to enforce the Brown v. Board of Education
decision, [8 April 1955] (Felix Frankfurter Papers).
- Copy of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech submitted for copyright registration, 28 August 1963 (Martin Luther King, Jr., Collection).
- Letter, Martin Luther King, Jr., to A. Philip Randolph concerning King's Nobel Peace Prize, 2 November 1964 (Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters Records).
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