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Herbert W. Jones, left, who is one of only a few surviving Buffalo Soldiers in the country, talks about his service in the Army's all-black 92nd "Buffalo Soldier" Division to Bud Fisher, right, while he records it on tape on September 28, 2011. Mr. Fisher has interviewed many veterans as part of a national project.

Herbert W. Jones, left, who is one of only a few surviving Buffalo Soldiers in the country, talks about his service in the Army's all-black 92nd "Buffalo Soldier" Division to Bud Fisher, right, while he records it on tape on September 28, 2011. Mr. Fisher has interviewed many veterans as part of a national project.

The First Etiquette Book For Black Women published in 1916 by Emma Azalia Smith Hackley (1867-1922) - Includes a link to the OpenLibrary holding of the text.

The First Etiquette Book For Black Women published in 1916 by Emma Azalia Smith Hackley (1867-1922) - Includes a link to the OpenLibrary holding of the text.

Despite the participation of African American women in all aspects of home-front activity during World War II, advertisements, recruitment posters, and newsreels portrayed largely white women as army nurses, defense plant workers, concerned mothers, and steadfast wives. This sea of white faces left for posterity images such as Rosie the Riveter, obscuring the contributions that African American women made to the war effort.

Despite the participation of African American women in all aspects of home-front activity during World War II, advertisements, recruitment posters, and newsreels portrayed largely white women as army nurses, defense plant workers, concerned mothers, and steadfast wives. This sea of white faces left for posterity images such as Rosie the Riveter, obscuring the contributions that African American women made to the war effort.

Telegram from the President Johnson's Assistant to MLK Jr inviting him to the signing of the Voter Rights Act of 1965

Telegram from the President Johnson's Assistant to MLK Jr inviting him to the signing of the Voter Rights Act of 1965

SARAH SPENCER WASHINGTON   June 6 1889-March 23 1953 Cosmetic entrepreneur. Started a cosmetics empire that turned her into one of of America's first black millionaires. Born in Berkley, Virginia, to Joshua and Ellen (Mother Spencer) Phillips, Sarah received her early education in the public schools of Berkley and attended the Lincoln Prep School in Philadelphia.

SARAH SPENCER WASHINGTON June 6 1889-March 23 1953 Cosmetic entrepreneur. Started a cosmetics empire that turned her into one of of America's first black millionaires. Born in Berkley, Virginia, to Joshua and Ellen (Mother Spencer) Phillips, Sarah received her early education in the public schools of Berkley and attended the Lincoln Prep School in Philadelphia.

A copy of the original 92 Cherokee Symbols; not of the Southwest per se, but relevant to Native American history.

A copy of the original 92 Cherokee Symbols; not of the Southwest per se, but relevant to Native American history.

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