Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington giving Atlanta Compromise speech at Cotton States and International Exposition 1895

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Booker T. Washington


Booker T. Washington giving speech in New Orleans, 1915. Author: Arthur P. Bedou

Booker T. Washington speech

Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington

"I am afraid that there is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don't want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public." Booker T. Washington, Ch. V: The Intellectuals and the Boston Mob (pg. 118)

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TITLE: [Booker T. Washington, half-length portrait, seated at desk, facing right], CALL NUMBER: LOT 13164-A, no. 10 [P and P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-119898 (b and w film copy neg.)LC-USZ62-36291 (b and w film copy neg.)

Digital ID: cph 3c19898 Source: b and w film copy neg. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-119898 (b&w film copy neg.) , LC-USZ62-36291 (b and w film copy neg.) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve higher resolution JPEG version (86 kilobytes)

January 15, 1901, Republican Booker T. Washington protests Alabama Democratic Party’s refusal to permit voting by African-Americans. Freedom Calendar 01/14/06 - 01/21/06

MEDIUM: 1 photographic print. CREATED/PUBLISHED: [between 1890 and 1910], NOTES: Booker T. Washington Collection (Library of Congress).

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-119898]

DIGITAL ID: (b and w film copy neg.) cph 3c19898 hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph, (b and w film copy neg. LC-USZ62-36291) cph 3a36702 hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/, VIDEO FRAME ID: LCPP003A-36702 (from b and w film copy neg. LC-USZ62-36291), CARD #: 98500608

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Monday, February 27, 2006

Black History Month, Robert B. Elliott

Robert B. Elliott, Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-2247, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs DivisionTITLE: The shackle broken - by the genius of freedom / lith. and print by E. Sachse & Co.. CALL NUMBER: PGA - Sachse--Shackle broken... (D size) [P and P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-2247 (b and w film copy neg.),
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January 6, 1874, African-American U.S. Rep. Robert B. Elliott (R-SC) delivers eloquent hour-long speech supporting Republicans’ civil rights bill. Freedom Calendar 12/31/05 - 01/07/06

SUMMARY: South Carolina Republican representative Robert B. Elliott's famous speech in favor of the Civil Rights Act, delivered in the House of Representatives on January 6, 1874, is memorialized here. The Act, which guaranteed equal treatment in all places of public accommodation to all people regardless of their "nativity, race, color, or persuasion, religious or political," was passed on March 1, 1875.

The central image shows Republican Congressman Elliott speaking from the floor of the House of Representatives. Hanging from the ceiling is a banner with a quotation from his speech: "What you give to one class you must give to all. What you deny to one class. You deny to all." Above are two Civil War scenes of black troops in action. On the left is a full-length statue of Abraham Lincoln, holding a bundle of arrows and his Emancipation Proclamation, standing before the U.S. Capitol.

On the right is another statue, of Republican Civil Rights advocate Charles Sumner holding the "Bill of Civil Rights," in front of Faneuil Hall in Boston. Below Sumner are his words, "Equality of rights is the first of rights." Beneath the central scene is a view of a small farm with its black owner, family, and laborers. The caption below is "American Slave Labour is of the Present--We Toil for our Own Children and Not for Those of Others."

At the far left are two black soldiers, and on the right black sailors. Below them are Lincoln's words, "Of those who were slaves at the beginning of the rebellion full one hundred thousand are now in the U. S. Service" and "So far as tested, it is difficult to say they are not as good soldiers as any." The words "Army," "Navy," "Jury," "Ballot," "Liberty," and "Equality" are inscribed in the borders. Further extracts from Elliott's speech appear throughout

MEDIUM: 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 49.8 x 49.7 cm. CREATED, PUBLISHED: [Baltimore] : Pub. E. Sachse and Co., 5 N. Liberty St., Baltimore, c1874.

NOTES: Title from item. "Entered ... 1874, by E. Sachse & Co. of Baltimore ...", Washington in the New Era, 1870-1970, p. 6, "Negro History: 1553-1903," p. 74, Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1874-1.

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

DIGITAL ID: (b and w film copy neg.) cph 3a05962, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/, CARD #: 2003690777

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-2247]

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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Ibex (Capra ibex)

Title: Ibex, Alternative Title: (Capra ibex), Creator: Stolz, Gary M.   Source: WO8227-001, Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Contributor: DIVISION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRSTitle: Ibex, Alternative Title: (Capra ibex), Creator: Stolz, Gary M. Source: WO8227-001, Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Contributor: DIVISION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.
Language: EN - ENGLISH, Rights: (public domain), Audience: (general), Subject: mammals, New Mexico

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Ibex, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"An ibex, also called steinbock, is a type of wild mountain goat with large recurved horns that are transversely ridged in front. Ibex are found in Eurasia and North Africa.

The five species of ibex are grouped with four other species in the genus Capra.

The Alpine Ibex (Capra ibex) is the best known. The Iberian or Spanish Ibex (Capra pyrenaica) had smoother and more spreading horns.

Legend had it that the ibex's spine was rigid, so that the goat could not look back. If threatened from behind, it would jump off a precipice and land unharmed on its horns.

The kri-kri, sometimes called the Cretan Ibex, is a subspecies of the Wild Goat, Capra aegagrus"

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article, Ibex".

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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Black History Month, Hiram R. Revels

TITLE:  Hiram R. Revels of Miss., REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-DIG-cwpbh-00554, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs DivisionTITLE: Hiram R. Revels of Miss. CALL NUMBER: LC-BH83- 1823 [P and P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-cwpbh-00554 (digital file from original neg.), No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY: African American legislator, CREATED, PUBLISHED: [between 1860 and 1875]
Digital ID: cwpbh 00554 Source: digital file from original neg. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-cwpbh-00554 (digital file from original neg.) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve higher resolution JPEG version (131 kilobytes)

"February 25, 1870, A former slave, Mississippi Republican Hiram Revels, becomes first African-American U.S. Senator." Freedom Calendar 02/25/06 - 03/04/06

MEDIUM: 1 negative : glass, wet collodion,

NOTES: Title from unverified information on negative sleeve., Annotation from negative, scratched into emulsion: Lenation Rives Miss.; Revels. Forms part of Brady-Handy Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.

DIGITAL ID: (digital file from original neg.) cwpbh 00554, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ , CARD #: brh2003001200/PP

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Friday, February 24, 2006

Harriet Tubman Clip Art

September 17, 1849 – American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery. More about this image and story at Public Domain Clip Art - http://publicdomainclip-art.blogspot.com/2006/02/black-history-month-harriet-tubman.html

Harriet Tubman (c. 1820 – March 10, 1913), far left, with family and neighbors, circa 1887, at her home in Auburn, NY. Left to right: Harriet Tubman; Gertie Davis {Watson} (adopted daughter born 1874, died ?) behind Tubman; Nelson Davis (husband and 8th USCT veteran); Lee Chaney (neighbor's child); "Pop" John Alexander (elderly boarder in Tubman's home); Walter Green (neighbor's child); Blind "Aunty" Sarah Parker (elderly boarder); Dora Stewart (great-niece and granddaughter of Tubman's brother Robert Ross aka John Stewart). [Note: Dora Stewart is sometimes cropped out of other versions of this photograph] Source: Kate Clifford Larson

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Harriet Tubman

TITLE: [Harriet Tubman, full-length portrait, seated in chair, facing front, probably at her home in Auburn, New York], CALL NUMBER: Illus. in JK1881 .N357 sec. 16, No. 9 NAWSA Coll [Rare Book RR], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-ppmsca-02909 (scan from color copy photo in Publishing Office), No known restrictions on publication. MEDIUM: 1 photographic print. CREATED, PUBLISHED: [1911]

Digital ID: ppmsca 02909 Source: scan from color copy photo in Publishing Office Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-02909 (scan from color copy photo in Publishing Office) Repository: Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve higher resolution JPEG version (166 kilobytes)

NOTES: Illus. in: Scrapbooks of Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller / Elizabeth Smith Miller. New York : Geneva, 1897-1911, section 16, no. 9, p. 47. National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection (Library of Congress).

Published in: American women : a Library of Congress guide for the study of women's history and culture in the United States / edited by Sheridan Harvey ... [et al.]. Washington : Library of Congress, 2001, p. 417.

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REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA , DIGITAL ID: (scan from color copy photo in Publishing Office) ppmsca 02909 hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/, CARD #: 2002716779

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Thursday, February 23, 2006

Black History Month, Constitutional Amendment!

The constitutional amendment, REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ62-32499, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs DivisionTITLE: The constitutional amendment,!CALL NUMBER: Broadside Collection, portfolio 159, no. 11A rare [P and P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-32499 (b and w film copy neg.), LC-USZ62-40761 (b and w film copy neg.)
Digital ID: cph 3a41092 Source: b&w film copy neg. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-32499 (b and w film copy neg.) , LC-USZ62-40761 (b&w film copy neg.) Repository: Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version (1,680 kilobytes)

SUMMARY: One of a number of highly racist posters issued as part of a smear campaign against Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial nominee John White Geary by supporters of Democratic candidate Hiester Clymer. (See also nos. 1866-6, 1866-7, and 1866-8.) Indicative of Clymer's white-supremacy platform, the posters attack postwar Republican efforts to pass a constitutional amendment enfranchising blacks. In "The Constitutional Amendment" a group of black men are shown crowding ahead of two white veterans and other whites toward a door marked "Polls."

One veterans complains, "Surely, we did not fight for this." Another remarks, "I thought we fought for the Union." A straggly bearded man encourages the blacks, "Come on, my brave boys, you saved the Nation." The black response is, "Dat's so Brudder Yank, and you need our votes now. De poor White Trash must stand back." At right two more white men complain, "Negroes rule us now," and "We have no chance here."

On the left is a column of text: "Geary Is for Negro Suffrage. Stevens [Pennsylvania representative Thaddeus Stevens] Advocates it. Forney [Pennsylvania senator John W. Forney] Howls for it, McClure [Alexander K. McClure, Pennsylvania Republican chairman] Speaks for it. Cameron [Pennsylvania Republican boss Simon Cameron] Wants it. The League Sustains it. They are rich, and want to make The Negro the Equal of the Poor White Man, and then rule them both."

At right are the names of candidates for Congress that supported black voting rights. Below is the commentary: "The Radical Platform--Negro Suffrage the only Issue!' Every man who votes for Geary or for a Radical Candidate for Congress, votes as surely for Negro Suffrage and Negro Equality, as if they were printed on his ballot."

MEDIUM: 1 print : Wood-engraving with letterpress on wove paper ; 36.4 x 52.5 cm (image), CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1866.

NOTES: Title appears as it is written on the item. Block signed: Reynolds N.Y. Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1866-5.

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

DIGITAL ID: (b and w film copy neg.) cph 3a41092 hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/, CARD #: app1994000611/PP

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Black History Month, Matthew Henson

Matthew Alexander Henson, REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZC4-7503, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division,TITLE: [Matthew Alexander Henson, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, wearing fur hat and fur coat], CALL NUMBER: BIOG FILE - Henson, Matthew Alexander, 1866-1955 [item] [P and P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZC4-7503 (color film copy transparency), LC-USZ62-42993 (b and w film copy neg.), No known restrictions on publication.
Digital ID: cph 3g07503 Source: color film copy transparency Reproduction Number: LC-USZC4-7503 (color film copy transparency) , LC-USZ62-42993 (b&w film copy neg.) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve higher resolution JPEG version (162 kilobytes)

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Digital ID: cph 3a43309Source: b and w film copy neg.
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MEDIUM: 1 photographic print. CREATED, PUBLISHED: c1910. NOTES: J137917 U.S. Copyright Office.

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

DIGITAL ID: (color film copy transparency) cph 3g07503
hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ (b and w film copy neg.) cph 3a43309 hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/, CARD #: 00650163

"When Peary and Matthew Henson, America's greatest Negro explorer, went to Greenland in 1891, the quest for the North Pole was just taking form in Peary's mind. It grew into a determined challenge between these men and the elements in the subsequent expedition and the many that followed, until eighteen years later, on the seventh expedition, Peary, a tired man of fifty-three, crippled by the amputation of his toes ten years previously, and Henson, the great Negro, stood side by side at the apex of the earth." Bradley Robinson, 1947

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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Black History Month Underground Railroad

TITLE: The underground railroad / Chas. T. Webber. CALL NUMBER: LOT 4422-A-2 item [P and P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-28860 (b and w film copy neg.

SUMMARY: African Americans in wagon and on foot, escaping from slavery. MEDIUM: 1 photographic print : albumen. CREATED, PUBLISHED: c1893

NOTES: 52844 U.S. Copyright Office. Reproduction of a painting by Charles T. Webber in the Cincinnati Art Museum.

The Underground Railroad


The Underground Railroad

The underground railroad

Digital ID: cph 3a29554 Source: b and w film copy neg. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-28860 (b and w film copy neg.) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve higher resolution JPEG version (111 kilobytes) Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version (1,286 kilobytes)

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REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA , DIGITAL ID: (b and w film copy neg.) cph 3a29554, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/, VIDEO FRAME ID: LCPP003A-29554 (from b and w film copy neg.), CARD #: 98510370

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Monday, February 20, 2006

Martin Luther King and Malcolm X Black History Month

Martin Luther King and Malcolm X Black History Month. Public Domain ClipArt Stock Photos and Images.

Creator(s): Trikosko, Marion S., photographer. Date Created/Published: [1964 March 26] Medium: 1 photographic print.

Digital ID: cph 3d01847 Source: b and w film copy neg. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ6-1847 (b and w film copy neg.) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve higher resolution TIFF (12.5mb) (68 kilobytes)

MEDIUM: 1 photographic print., CREATED, PUBLISHED: (1964 March 26), NOTES: U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection.


TITLE: [Martin Luther King and Malcolm X waiting for press conference], CALL NUMBER: USN&WR COLL - Job no. 11695, frame 27 item [P amd P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ6-1847 (b and w film copy neg.), No known retrictions on publication.

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

DIGITAL ID: (b and w film copy neg.) cph 3d01847, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/, CARD #: 92522562 Subjects: King, Martin Luther,--Jr.,--1929-1968--Public appearances. X, Malcolm, -- 1925 - 1965 -- Public appearances.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-USZ6-1847]

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Sunday, February 19, 2006

Black History Month, Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth, REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-DIG-ppmsca-08979, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs DivisionTITLE: I sell the shadow to support the substance, CALL NUMBER: Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 1995:113.52 [item] [P and P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-ppmsca-08979 (digital file from original item), LC-USZC4-6166 (color film copy transparency), SUMMARY: Sojourner Truth, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left., MEDIUM: 1 photographic print on carte de visite mount : albumen. CREATED, PUBLISHED: c1864.
Digital ID: ppmsca 08979 Source: digital file from original item Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-08979 (digital file from original item) , LC-USZC4-6166 (color film copy transparency) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve higher resolution JPEG version (86 kilobytes)

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NOTES: Gladstone collection (Library of Congress)., Copyright by Sojourner Truth., Exhibited: African American Odyssey, Library of Congress, 1998., Exhibited: Portraits of a People: Picturing African Americans in the Nineteenth Century, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, and other venues, 2006. Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 1995:113.52

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, DIGITAL ID: (digital file from original item) ppmsca 08979 hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ (digital file from color film copy transparency) cph 3g06166 hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/, CARD #: 98501256

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Saturday, February 18, 2006

Black History Month

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY: Martin Luther King Jr. January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968, (7 IMAGES) and I Have a Dream Address at March on Washington August 28, 1963. Washington, D.C. FULL STREAMING VIDEO

African American - Dr. Charles R. Drew, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt) Du Bois, Eldridge Cleaver, Dred Scott, James Meredith at the University of Mississippi, 125th St. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Carter G. Woodson, Bessye J. Bearden, Garrett Augustus Morgan, Sr., Lewis Howard Latimer, Benjamin Banneker, Malcolm X, Althea Gibson.

African American 2 - Colonel Charles Young, 1st Vote for African Americans, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C, Marcus Garvey, Central High School Little Rock, Arkansas, Louis Armstrong playing trumpet, Negro farmer plowing his field of four acres, Black Troops at Iwo Jima, Black Father and Child Father's Day.

bloody Sunday 1965

Bloody Sunday. editing by sookietex it's an eye opener trying to find Public domain images of those days, any government images that exist like the FBI's aren't available, the National Park Service's are of such poor quality, resolution as to be nearly useless nothing at the LOC or the National Archives online. AP has 'em but you got to pay. Any way here's one restored as well as i could. signed an unhappy camper! Public Domain via the National Park Service.

On March 7, 1965, an estimated 525 to 600 civil rights marchers headed east out of Selma on U.S. Highway 80. The march was led by John Lewis of SNCC and the Reverend Hosea Williams of SCLC, followed by Bob Mants of SNCC and Albert Turner of SCLC. The protest went according to plan until the marchers crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge and out of Selma, where they found a wall of state troopers and county posse waiting for them on the other side.

County Sheriff Jim Clark had issued an order for all white males in Dallas County over the age of twenty-one to report to the courthouse that morning to be deputized. Commanding officer John Cloud told the demonstrators to disband at once and go home. Rev. Hosea Williams tried to speak to the officer, but Cloud curtly informed him there was nothing to discuss. Seconds later, the troopers began shoving the demonstrators. Many were knocked to the ground and beaten with nightsticks. Another detachment of troopers fired tear gas, and mounted troopers charged the crowd on horseback.

Portrait of James Weldon Johnson, Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-42498]Portrait of James Weldon Johnson, James Weldon Johnson (June 17, 1871 – June 26, 1938) was a leading American author, poet, early civil rights activist, and prominent figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Johnson composed the lyrics of "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing,"

George Washington Carver, full-length portrait, Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-DIG-ppmsca-05633]George Washington Carver, full-length portrait, seated on steps (bottom center), facing front, with staff], He was born into slavery in Newton County, Marion Township, near Diamond Grove, now known as Diamond, Missouri.

TITLE: Teaching the Negro, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-118150]Teaching the Negro recruits the use of the minie rifle, wood engraving., CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1863, NOTES: Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 7, 1863 March 14, p. 161

Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-USZ6-1847]Martin Luther King and Malcolm X waiting for press conference.

Booker T. Washington, REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ62-119898, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs DivisionBooker T. Washington, half-length portrait, seated at desk, facing right, Booker T. Washington protests Alabama's refusal to permit voting by African-Americans.

Robert B. Elliott, Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-2247, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs DivisionTITLE: The shackle broken - by the genius of freedom / lith. and print by E. Sachse & Co.. CALL NUMBER: PGA - Sachse--Shackle broken

TITLE:  Hiram R. Revels of Miss., REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-DIG-cwpbh-00554, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs DivisionA former slave, Mississippi Republican Hiram Revels, becomes first African-American U.S. Senator.

Harriet Tubman, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-DIG-ppmsca-02909Harriet Tubman, full-length portrait, seated in chair, facing front, probably at her home in Auburn, New York. National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection.

The constitutional amendment, REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ62-32499, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs DivisionOne of a number of highly racist posters issued as part of a smear campaign against Pennsylvania gubernatorial nominee John White Geary by supporters of candidate Hiester Clymer.

Matthew Alexander Henson, REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZC4-7503, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division,Matthew Henson, America's greatest Negro explorer, went to Greenland in 1891, the quest for the North Pole was just taking form.

The underground railroad,Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-28860The underground railroad, African Americans in wagon and on foot, escaping from slavery.

Sojourner Truth, REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-DIG-ppmsca-08979, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs DivisionSojourner Truth, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left. I sell the shadow to support the substance. African American Odyssey, Picturing African Americans in the Nineteenth Century.

TITLE: He died for me!, REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZC4-2517, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs DivisionHe died for me!, Card showing woman symbolizing America holding wreath over dying Afro-American. From: Album varieties no. 3; The slave in 1863. Philadelphia, 1863.

Seated black soldier with pistol and jacket, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-132209Seated black soldier with pistol and jacket. Forms part of: Gladstone collection (Library of Congress). PUBLISHED: [between 1860 and 1870]

The Fifteenth Amendment, REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-22396, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division,The Fifteenth Amendment and its results. Another of several large prints commemorating the celebration in Baltimore of the enactment of the Fifteenth Amendment.

The great November contest. Patriotism: versus Bummerism, Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-7186, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USAThe great November contest. Patriotism: versus Bummerism. The strongly racist character of the presidential campaign of 1868 is displayed

Black History Month,  Reconstruction Policy, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [reproduction number, LC-USZC4-5758]The reconstruction policy of Congress, as illustrated in California, satire aimed at California gubernatorial nominee George C. Gorham's espousal of voting rights for blacks and other minorities.

The Freedman's Bureau!, Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division, REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ62-40764The Freedman's Bureau! An agency to keep the Negro in idleness at the expense of the white man.

Rosa Parks, This image is in the public domain because works such as official legal documents and public records created by state and local government agencies in the United States are generally not eligible for copyright"Rosa Parks Was Arrested for Civil Disobedience December 1, 1955 - Rosa Parks stood up for what she believed, or rather, sat down for what she believed.

Dred Scott, REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ62-5092, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs DivisionDred Scott, Wood engaving in 'Century Magazine', 1887.

Jack Johnson, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ6-1823Jack Johnson, boxer, full-length portrait, standing in ring, facing slightly right.

TITLE: Frederick Douglass, REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-15887Frederick Douglass, CALL NUMBER: BIOG FILE - Douglass, Frederick [item] , head and shoulders, facing right.
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Friday, February 17, 2006

Black History Month, He died for me!

TITLE: He died for me!, REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZC4-2517, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs DivisionTITLE: He died for me!, CALL NUMBER: LOT 5174 [P and P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZC4-2517 (color film copy transparency), LC-USZ62-28495 (b&w film copy neg.), SUMMARY: Card showing woman symbolizing America holding wreath over dying Afro-American., MEDIUM: 1 print : lithograph, color., CREATED, PUBLISHED: c1863. NOTES: No. 12, no. 68., Copyright by William A. Stephens., From: Album varieties no. 3; The slave in 1863. Philadelphia, 1863.
Digital ID: cph 3a29270Source: b&w film copy neg.Medium resolution JPEG version (64 kilobytes) Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version (1,471 kilobytes)

Additional versions and related images - Digital ID: cph 3g02517 Source: color film copy transparency Reproduction Number: LC-USZC4-2517 (color film copy transparency) , LC-USZ62-28495 (b&w film copy neg.) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve higher resolution JPEG version (163 kilobytes)

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

DIGITAL ID: (color film copy transparency) cph 3g02517, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/, (b and w film copy neg.) cph 3a29270 hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/, VIDEO FRAME ID: LCPP003A-29270 (from b and w film copy neg.), CARD #: 93505056

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-USZC4-2517]

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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Black History Month, Black Soldier with pistol and jacket

Seated black soldier with pistol and jacket, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-132209TITLE: [Seated black soldier with pistol and jacket], CALL NUMBER: Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 1995:113.220 [item] [P and P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-132209 (b and w film copy neg.), No known restrictions on publication., MEDIUM: 1 photograph : ambrotype., CREATED, PUBLISHED: [between 1860 and 1870]
Digital ID: cph 3c32209 Source: b&w film copy neg. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-132209 (b&w film copy neg.) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve higher resolution JPEG version (197 kilobytes)

NOTES: Title from Gladstone collection checklist., Forms part of: Gladstone collection (Library of Congress)., Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 1995:113.220 African Americans--Military service--1860-1870.

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

DIGITAL ID: (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3c32209, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/, CARD #: 2002719390

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-USZ62-132209]

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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Black History Month, Fifteenth Amendment

The Fifteenth Amendment, REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-22396, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division,TITLE: The Fifteenth Amendment and its results / drawn by G.F. Kahl., CALL NUMBER: PGA - Sachse--Fifteenth Amendment... (D size) [P and P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-22396 (b and w film copy neg.
Digital ID: cph 3a23479 Source: b&w film copy neg. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-22396 (b&w film copy neg.) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version (1,917 kilobytes)

SUMMARY: Another of several large prints commemorating the celebration in Baltimore of the enactment of the Fifteenth Amendment. (See also nos. 1870-2 and 1870-3.) A group of black men, on horseback and wearing top hats, sashes, and badges, lead a procession. Behind them follow black soldiers and others carrying American flags and banners with portraits of an Indian brave, a black military officer, and Liberty. A small float with a crowned woman under a canopy also follows.

On either side of the picture are two columns, "Education" and "Science," on top of which rest ballot boxes wreathed in oak leaves. The columns are connected by arches with the legend "The Right of Citizens of the United States to Vote Shall Not Be Denied or Abridged by the United States or Any State on Account of Race Color or Condition of Servitude." At left, beside the "Education" column, is a classroom scene where a black man teaches two black children geography.

Below this scene is a bust portrait of Frederick Douglass. At right, near the "Science" column, are two black men at work. One, a stonemason, carves a large column. The other, a smith, stands at his anvil. Below this scene is a bust portrait of Mississipi senator Hiram R. Revels. The upper register of the print features portraits of white benefactors.

In the center is an oval portrait of Lincoln, framed in oak leaves. It is decorated with an eagle and American flags, and flanked by seated figures of History or Learning (left) and Columbia or Liberty (right) with a shield, Phrygian cap, and sword. At the far left are busts of President Ulysses S. Grant and Vice President Schuyler Colfax, and at far right busts of abolitionist martyr John Brown and Baltimore jurist Hugh Lenox Bond.

MEDIUM: 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 50.4 x 59.5 cm., CREATED , PUBLISHED: [Baltimore] : Lith. by E. Sachse & Co., 5 N. Liberty St., Balto., c1870., CREATOR: E. Sachse & Co., lithographer.

NOTES: Title from item., Printed below title: "Respectfully dedicated to the colored Citizens of the U.S. of America A.D. 1870. by Schneider & Fuchs. 184 N. Eutaw St. Baltimore Md.", "Entered ... 1870 by Schneider & Fuchs ...", Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1870-6.

Publication and other forms of distribution: Most of the images in this collection were published before 1923 and are therefore in the public domain. A few images were published after this date and may be restricted by copyright.

Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" from the U.S. Copyright Office. Works published works before 1923 are now in the public domain.

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, DIGITAL ID: (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a23479 hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/, CARD #: 2003690774

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-USZ62-90145]

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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Black History Month, The great November contest

The great November contest. Patriotism: versus Bummerism, Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-7186, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USATITLE: The great November contest. Patriotism: versus Bummerism, CALL NUMBER: PC/US - 1868.B764, no. 1 (C size), [P and P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-7186 (b and w film copy neg.)
Digital ID: cph 3a09838 Source: b&w film copy neg. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-7186 (b&w film copy neg.) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version (1,664 kilobytes)

SUMMARY: The strongly racist character of the Democratic presidential campaign of 1868 is displayed full-blown in this elaborate attack on Reconstruction and Republican support of Negro rights. Horses with the heads of Democratic candidate Horatio Seymour and running mate Francis P. Blair, Jr., pull a fine, ornate carriage in a race with a rude wagon drawn by asses with the heads of Republican candidates Ulysses S. Grant and Schuyler Colfax.

The Democratic carriage pulls ahead in the race, heading toward a cheering crowd and a series of floral arches held by young maidens. The U.S. Capitol is visible beyond. In the carriage are four allegorical figures: Liberty, holding the Constitution and a banner which reads "Our Glorious Union Distinct, like the Billows, One, Like the Sea' This is a White Man's Government!"; Navigation, holding a miniature ship; Agriculture, holding sheaves of wheat and a scythe; and Labor, represented by a bearded man with a hammer and flywheel.

In contrast to the Democratic vehicle, the Republican wagon has stalled before a pile of rocks and a cemetery strewn with bones representing "100,000,000 White Lives, the Price of Nigger Freedom!" Its wheels are blocked by a large stone "Killing Taxation" and a skeleton. Other stones represent "Ruined Commerce," "$30,000,000 stolen from the Treasury," and "Negro Supremacy." In the wagon are the grim reaper, Pennsylvania representative and abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens, an unidentified man, a black woman, and an idle black man.

Stevens: "Colfax pulls like the d----l but old tangleleg [i.e., Grant] aint worth a d----n! Push at the tailboard, Ben!" Massachusetts representative and former Civil War general Benjamin F. Butler, pushing the wagon from the rear, replies, "I am pushing, Thad! but we are stuck. Seymour is a mile ahead now." Silver spoons protrude from Butler's pocket. (For the origins of Butler's nickname "Silver Spoons," see "The Radical Party on a Heavy Grade," no. 1868-14.) The black woman reassures Stevens, "Don't worry you'sef, honey, or you'll peg out afore we get de paeket for Seymour's in de White House and we's good for Salt River [colloquialism for political disaster]."

The black man asks, "War's dis wagon gwine wid dis member ob Congress. I'd jes like to know?" The unidentified man remarks, "The Democracy would not take me so I thought I'd come back & stick by you Uncle Thad, and we'll all go to H-ll together!" Death announces, "My friends 1,000,000 slaughtered soldiers block the wheels--you fooled them, and they now impede your progress!" At bottom right a group of bummers, a term referring to party hangers-on, carpetbaggers, and other disreputable characters, stand in line to buy tickets to Salt River.

At left New York "Tribune" editor Horace Greeley invites abolitionist preacher Henry Ward Beecher to play the thimblerig. Nearby a black couple in rags express their desire to return to their former master. At top right, next to the U.S. Capitol, a group of black youths in striped outfits dance and tumble about.

In the lower right margin are prices and information regarding ordering copies of the print by mail. "Price 25 cents mailed. 5 for $1.00. 60 for $10.00, 100 for $16.00. Nothing sent C.O.D. Express charges paid by Parties ordering. Address: BROMLEY & CO. Box 4265. New York City.

MEDIUM: 1 print : Lithograph on wove paper ; 45.2 x 58.4 cm (image), CREATED, PUBLISHED: 1868.

Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" from the U.S. Copyright Office. Works published works before 1923 are now in the public domain.

NOTES: Title appears as it is written on the item., Entered . . . l868 by Bromley & Co. . . . New York, Weitenkampf, p. 157, Lorant, p. 303, Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1868-15.

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, DIGITAL ID: (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a09838 hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ CARD #: sapp1994000632/PP

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-7186]

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Monday, February 13, 2006

Black History Month, Reconstruction Policy

TITLE: The reconstruction policy of Congress, as illustrated in California, CALL NUMBER: PC/US - 1867.A000, no. 24 (A size), [P and P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZC4-5758 (color film copy transparency) LC-USZ62-702 (b and w film copy neg.), MEDIUM: 1 print : Lithograph on wove paper ; 36.8 x 27.2 cm (image), CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1867

NOTES: Title appears as it is written on the item., Weitenkampf, pp. 154, "Image of America", p. 83, Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1867-3.

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, DIGITAL ID: (color film copy transparency) cph 3g05758 ,CARD #: app1994000617/PP

Reconstruction Policy


Reconstruction Policy

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Digital ID: cph 3a04618Source: b&w film copy neg.Medium resolution JPEG version (54 kilobytes) Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version (1,749 kilobytes)

SUMMARY: A satire aimed at California Republican gubernatorial nominee George C. Gorham's espousal of voting rights for blacks and other minorities. Brother Jonathan (left) admonishes Gorham, "Young Man! read the history of your Country, and learn that this ballot box was dedicated to the white race alone. The load you are carrying will sink you in perdition, where you belong, or my name is not Jonathan." He holds his hand protectively over a glass ballot box, which sits on a pedestal before him. At center stands Gorham, whose shoulders support, one atop the other, a black man, a Chinese man, and an Indian warrior.

The black man complains to Gorham, ". . . I spose we'se obliged to carry dese brudders, Kase des'se no stinkshun ob race or culler any more, for Kingdom cum." Gorham replies, "Shut your mouth Cuffy--you're as indiscreet as Bidwell [another gubernatorial nominee] and Dwinelle--here's the way I express it--The war of opinion is not yet fought through.

It must go on until national citizenship shall no longer be controlled by local authority, and "Manhood alone" shall be the test of the right to a voice in the Government.'"Chinese man: "Boss Gollam belly good man. He say chinaman vo-tee all same me1ican man--Ketch--ee mine all same--no pay taxee--belly good." Indian: "Chemue Walla! Ingen vote! plenty whisky all time--Gorom big ingin." At right a man in a top hat, holding a monkey on a leash, calls out mockingly, "Say, Gorham! put this Brother up."

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Sunday, February 12, 2006

Black History, Freedman's Bureau

TITLE: The Freedman's Bureau! An agency to keep the Negro in idleness at the expense of the white man. Twice vetoed by the President, and made a lawy by Congress. Support Congress and you support the Negro Sustain the President and you protect the white man.

CALL NUMBER: Broadside Collection, portfolio 159, no. 9a rare [P and P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-40764 (b and w film copy neg.)

MEDIUM: 1 print : Woodcut on wove paper ; 45.5 x 58.1 cm (image), CREATED, PUBLISHED: 1866., NOTES: Title appears as it is written on the item. Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1866-6.

The Freedman's Bureau


The Freedman's Bureau

The Freedman's Bureau

Digital ID: cph 3a41094 Source: b and w film copy neg. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-40764 (b and w film copy neg.) Repository: Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version (1,818 kilobytes)

SUMMARY: One in a series of racist posters attacking Radical Republicans on the issue of black suffrage, issued during the Pennsylvania gubernatorial election of 1866. (See also "The Constitutional Amendment!," no. 1866-5.) The series advocates the election of Hiester Clymer, who ran for governor on a white-supremacy platform, supporting President Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction policies. In this poster a black man lounges idly in the foreground as one white man ploughs his field and another chops wood.

Accompanying labels are: "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat thy bread," and "The white man must work to keep his children and pay his taxes." The black man wonders, "Whar is de use for me to work as long as dey make dese appropriations." Above in a cloud is an image of the "Freedman's Bureau! Negro Estimate of Freedom!"

The bureau is pictured as a large domed building resembling the U.S. Capitol and is inscribed "Freedom and No Work." Its columns and walls are labeled, "Candy," "Rum, Gin, Whiskey," "Sugar Plums," "Indolence," "White Women," "Apathy," "White Sugar," "Idleness," "Fish Balls," "Clams," "Stews," and "Pies." At right is a table giving figures for the funds appropriated by Congress to support the bureau and information on the inequity of the bounties received by black and white veterans of the Civil War.

MEDIUM: 1 print : Woodcut on wove paper ; 45.5 x 58.1 cm (image), CREATED, PUBLISHED: 1866., NOTES: Title appears as it is written on the item. Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1866-6.

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, DIGITAL ID: (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a41094 hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ CARD #: app1994000612/PP

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-40764]

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Saturday, February 11, 2006

"Rosa Parks"

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This image is a booking photo, more commonly known as a mug shot, normally produced in the regular operations of a law enforcement agency or correctional facility. This image is in the public domain because works such as official legal documents and public records created by state and local government agencies in the United States are generally not eligible for copyright for reasons of public policy. Mug shots from other countries may be subject to different regulations.

Rosa Parks Was Arrested for Civil Disobedience December 1, 1955 - Rosa Parks stood up for what she believed, or rather, sat down for what she believed. On the evening of December 1, 1955, Parks, an African American, was tired after a long day of work and decided to take a seat on the bus on her ride home.

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Rosa ParksBecause she sat down and refused to give up her seat to a white passenger, she was arrested for disobeying an Alabama law requiring black people to relinquish seats to white people when the bus was full. (Blacks also had to sit at the back of the bus.) Her arrest sparked a 381-day boycott of the Montgomery bus system. It also led to a 1956 Supreme Court decision banning segregation on public transportation." Rosa Parks Was Arrested for Civil Disobedience FULL TEXT

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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Black History Month, Dred Scott

Dred Scott, REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ62-5092, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs DivisionTITLE: Dred Scott, CALL NUMBER: BIOG FILE - Scott, Dred [item] [P and P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-5092 (b and w film copy neg.) , No known restrictions on publication., SUMMARY: Portrait, bust, facing left., MEDIUM: 1 print : engraving., CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1887.
NOTES: Wood engaving in 'Century Magazine', 1887., This record contains unverified, old data from caption card., REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, DIGITAL ID: (b and w film copy neg.) cph 3a08411, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/, CARD #: 2004672784

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Dred Scott's case holds a unique place in American constitutional history as an example of the Supreme Court trying to impose a judicial solution on a political problem. It called down enormous criticism on the Court and on Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney; a later chief justice, Charles Evans Hughes, described it as a great "self-inflicted wound."

Scott, born a slave, had been taken by his master, an army surgeon, into the free portion of the Louisiana territory. Upon his master's death, Scott sued for his freedom, on the grounds that since slavery was outlawed in the free territory, he had become a free man there, and "once free always free." The argument was rejected by a Missouri court, but Scott and his white supporters managed to get the case into federal court, where the issue was simply whether a slave had standing -- that is, the legal right -- to sue in a federal court. So the first question the Supreme Court had to decide was whether it had jurisdiction. If Scott had standing, then the Court had jurisdiction, and the justices could go on to decide the merits of his claim. But if, as a slave, Scott did not have standing, then the Court could dismiss the suit for lack of jurisdiction.

The Court ruled that Scott, as a slave, could not exercise the prerogative of a free citizen to sue in federal court. That should have been the end of the case, but Chief Justice Taney and the other southern sympathizers on the Court hoped that a definitive ruling would settle the issue of slavery in the territories once and for all. So they went on to rule that the Missouri Compromise of 1820 was unconstitutional since Congress could not forbid citizens from taking their property, i.e., slaves, into any territory owned by the United States. A slave, Taney ruled, was property, nothing more, and could never be a citizen. INTRODUCTION TO THE COURT OPINION ON THE DREDD SCOTT CASE

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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Black History Month, Jack Johnson

SUMMARY: Jack Johnson, boxer, full-length portrait, standing in ring, facing slightly right., MEDIUM: 1 photographic print., CREATED/PUBLISHED: [between 1910 and 1915]

SUBJECTS: Johnson, Jack, 1878-1946. and Boxers (Sports)--1910-1920, DIGITAL ID: (b and w film copy neg.) cph 3d01823 hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ CARD #: 93501352

TITLE: Jack Johnson / D.W.A. photo. CALL NUMBER: LOT 10816 item [P and P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ6-1823 (b and w film copy neg.) No known restrictions on publication.,

Jack Johnson


Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson

Digital ID: cph 3d01823 Source: b&w film copy neg. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ6-1823 (b&w film copy neg.) Retrieve higher resolution JPEG version (112 kilobytes)

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [reproduction number, LC-USZ6-1823]

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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Ground Squirrel

Title: Ground Squirrel, Alternative Title: (none), Creator: Martin, Joe, Source: WO-067-CD60, Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Contributor: DIVISION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.

Language: EN - ENGLISH, Rights: (public domain), Audience: (general), Subject: mammal, mammals, wildlife, animal, animals, squirrels.

The first-ever genetic delineation of nearly all existing squirrel groups suggests not only some surprising branchings in the squirrels' family tree. The study also reveals strong evidence that geological and climatic change influenced how their ancestors evolved and spread over 36 million years from just one part of ancient North America to nearly all of today's world. - SQUIRRELS' EVOLUTIONARY 'FAMILY TREE' FULL TEXT.

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