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CDV by Lytle of Baton Rouge, LA. Here are sleeves similar to the ones I saw on the extant early 1850s dress at the LA State Museum, but more complex pleating. Late 1850s, I'd say. This image helps to contextualize the style of the dress I saw and link it more to Louisiana.
John C. Robinson, The Brown Condor - Born in Florida in 1903 and raised in Mississippi, Robinson graduated from the Tuskegee Institute in 1924. He went on to head Selassie's Ethiopian Air Force in the 1930s and to teach at Tuskegee in the 1930s and 40s. He died in 1954 due to burns incurred during the engine failure and crash of his training plane. (Information via Oxford African American Studies Center. Illustration via Nick Derington on Flickr)
Page 2 of complaint against Segregated South Carolina Schools, 1950 (page 2 of 4). The complaint against segregated schools in Clarendon County, South Carolina, charges that denying admittance to African American students on the basis of race violates their guarantee of equal protection under the 14th Amendment. National Archives, via Flickr
Fundraiser organizers used lighter skinned mixed race slave children as part of an campaign to raise money for African American schools in the 1860s. They believed that lighter skinned slaves would garner more sympathy, and in turn more money, for their cause.