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Harvard University, Widener Library, Harvard University

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Harvard University, Widener Library, Harvard University, Harvard University, 1920

The Widener Library is the central part of Harvard University's library system. It is the largest university library system in the world. Though it…

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Joyce Eng. Co., James Benson Dudley

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Joyce Eng. Co., James Benson Dudley, Library of Congress, July 19 1902

A newspaper sketch of James Benson Dudley, president of The Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race.

When James Dudley was…

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Photographer Arthur Rothstein 1915-1985, Botanist and Inventor George Washington Carver 1864-1943

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Photographer Arthur Rothstein 1915-1985, Botanist and Inventor George Washington Carver 1864-1943, Library of Congress, 1942

American Botanist and Inventor. Dr. George Washington Carver was born in Diamond Grove, Missouri, around 1864. He is one of the United States' most…

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National Archives, Record of Rights - Children Freed By the Union Army 1863

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National Archives, Record of Rights - Children Freed By the Union Army 1863, National Archives, 1863

The picture of propriety, two children emancipated by the Union Army in 1863 stare somberly from this cartes-de-visite—an inexpensively reproduced…

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Pete Souza, President Barack Obama

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Pete Souza, President Barack Obama, Pete Souza, 2012

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Kaitlin Whalen, Booker T. Washington

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Kaitlin Whalen, Booker T. Washington, William H. Johnson, 1944-1945

Living is the art of loving. Loving is the art of caring. Caring is the art of sharing. Sharing is the art of living. If you want to lift yourself up,…

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Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1980 - Patricia Roberts Harris, First African American Woman to Serve in the United States Cabinet

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Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1980 - Patricia Roberts Harris, First African American Woman to Serve in the United States Cabinet, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Unknown

Patricia Roberts showed a drive for excellence from a young age. Raised by her mother in Illinois, she received five scholarship offers to college and…

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Carl Van Vetchen - Photographer, Robert Berks - Sculptor, Memorial for Mary McLeod Bethune, Educator and Activist, Washington, D.C.

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Carl Van Vetchen - Photographer, Robert Berks - Sculptor, Memorial for Mary McLeod Bethune, Educator and Activist, Washington, D.C., Library of Congress, April 6 1949: Photograph, July 10, 1974: Sculpture

Memorial commemorating Mary McLeod Bethune, an educator and activist who made significant contributions to the rights of African Americans. The…

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Institute for Colored Youth, 1869 - Fanny Jackson Coppin, First African-American Female Principle

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Institute for Colored Youth, 1869 - Fanny Jackson Coppin, First African-American Female Principle, Institute for Colored Youth, 1869

Portrait image of Fanny Jackson Coppin"Fanny Jackson Coppin (October 15, 1837 – January 21, 1913) was an African American educator...She served as the…

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Unknown, Mary Eliza Mahoney, First African American Nurse 1845-1926

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Unknown, Mary Eliza Mahoney, First African American Nurse 1845-1926, HCR Home Care, Late 1800s

Mary Mahoney was the first African-American woman to study and work as professionally trained nurse. Born in Massachusetts, she was a hospital worker…

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