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Ten pound anchor with chain and rope used by oysterman Ira Wright

National Museum of African American History and Culture
This is a ten pound anchor with bolt and two rounded flukes. A twenty-four link chain is attached to the anchor and a yellow nylon rope is tied to the end of the chain. The weight is indicated on the anchor on either side of the base. The patent number is transcribed on one of the flukes in a circular configuration around a central star that reads "PAT/ 2019220." On the other fluke is the maker's mark "ZURN" in an oval shape. The anchor, chain and yellow nylon rope show signs of rust staining.

Pinback button with the slogan "Control Your Local Police"

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A pinback button that has a white background and blue text throughout that reads [Control Your Local Police]. There is staining throughout. The back of the button has a metal pin without a clasp.

Pinback button advertising Sunset Books

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A pinback button advertising Sunset Books. The button has a yellow background with red text that reads [Now I'm Cookin' with Sunset Books]. The back of the button has a metal pin with a clasp.

Pinback button with the slogan "¡inscríbase, boricua!"

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A pinback button encouraging Puerto Ricans to register to vote. The button has a black background with yellow text that reads [¡inscríbase, boricua!] (register, Puerto Rican). The manufacturer's information is printed in yellow ink on the edge. the back of the button has a metal pin without a clasp.

Acolyte robe from the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Short, white and red acolyte robe (a), with skirt (b), and collar (c). The robe has a border along the waist and sleeves. Border is a red embroidered geometric pattern with interlocking, elongated diamonds. Within each diamond is a cross. Where the diamonds overlap is a smaller solid diamond. Robe length stops just below the waist. Long, red, adjustable skirt with ties at back. Hem runs roughly four inches from the bottom. String ties for adjustable waist. Red collar with round base stitched to the collar band. Collar is secured with two (2) snaps at the back below the collar band.

Badge for a representative of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A metal badge with purple ribbon for a representative of the Prince Hall Lodge, Massachusetts. The badge has a narrow rectangular gold colored metal nameplate at the top with a stamped geometric border and slot to insert a piece of paper. The purple ribbon is looped through a bar on the back of the nameplate and sewn closed. There is a pin fastener across the back of the nameplate as well. The purple ribbon is slightly less than the width of the name plate and is printed with gold text which reads [REPRESENTATIVE / PRINCE / HALL / GRAND LODGE / F. & A.M. / Jurisdiction of / MASSACHUSETTS]. The bottom of the ribbon is cut into an inverted "V" shape, which is fraying.

The Comet

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A high school yearbook for Booker T. Washington High School called "The Comet." The cover of the yearbook is yellow with black text. At top center are the words “The Comet” next to a black star. At the bottom right is “1948.” At the bottom of the cover is “Booker T. Washington High School. The back cover is signed “Wm. D. Williams.”

Glass window and wood painted frame from the original Antioch Baptist Church

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Gothic style window consisting of four panels, the largest being a rectangular window at the bottom half, and the top half being divided into three parts consisting of two equally sized vertical pointed arches with squared bottoms fitting inside of a larger pointed arch with a squared bottom, and the last part being the space between the two pointed tops of the smaller arch and the point of the largest arch. There is powder blue and white paint on the glass.

Positive Reflections

National Museum of African American History and Culture
This black-and-white photograph depicts a man wearing mirror sunglasses and a hooded jacket. He wears a metal chain necklace and carries a flag. He gazes directly at the viewer; the crowd in front of him is reflected in his sunglasses.

Standing Tall

National Museum of African American History and Culture
This black-and-white photograph depicts a side view of seven men standing in a line. Five of the men stand with hands in pockets. The two front men look to their right, away from the viewer; the other face forward. They wear sweatshirts, jackets and jeans. Two of the men wear sunglasses. The last man in line is only partially visible and wears glasses and a hat.

Man with Scarf

National Museum of African American History and Culture
This black-and-white photograph depicts a man with a thin face and short beard. Wearing a black fedora, a patterned scarf, and a gray suit jacket, he gazes to the right of the viewer.

Build Jobs Not Jails

National Museum of African American History and Culture
This black-and-white photograph depicts a man wearing a sandwich style handmade cardboard sign that says " BUILD / JOBS, / NOT / JAILS!!" The man, with a full mustache, is wearing a knitted cap. He faces the viewer but gazes slightly to the left.

Digital image of a woman outside the Taylor family home on Martha's Vineyard

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white image of a smiling woman sitting in a lounge chair outside the Taylor family home on Martha's Vineyard. She is sitting with her legs pulled into the seat with her arms wrapped around her shins.

Digital image of Taylor family members at the beach on Martha's Vineyard

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white digital image of Taylor family women and men on the beach on Martha's Vineyard. Several women are sitting in low beach chairs next to a cooler, while others are sitting on the sand and are using beach towels to cover their legs. At proper right is a man, standing in front of the group, facing towards the proper left. Directly behind the group is a seawall, and behind the sea wall, a large light-colored building is visible in the background.

Photographic print of Samuel L. Jackson sitting at the kitchen table

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of Samuel M. Jackson seated at a kitchen table, in his home at 2709 N. Lewis Avenue in Tulsa. Jackson is wearing a white short-sleeve button-down shirt, a dark tie with two (2) tie tacks, suspenders, and dark slacks. He has a bowl in front of him, possibly containing ice cream. Behind him on the countertop there are food storage containers, a clock radio, and a fruit bowl.

Photograph of Waldo C. Falkener, Sr. and George Mitchell, Jr., Esq.

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black and white photograph of two men, seated together in wooded area. The men are sitting cross-legged with their hands on their legs. The man on the left side of the photograph is Waldo C. Falkener, Jr. He is wearing a light colored suit, white shirt, and light colored fedora with a dark band. Seated next to Falkener is his cousin, George Mitchell, Jr., Esq., who is wearing light pants, a dark jacket, a white shirt, a striped tie and a dark fedora with a matching band. A number has been handwritten on the back in pencil.

Photographic print of Sister Rosetta Tharpe

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photographic print of Russell Morrison and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Russell Morrison is pictured on right side of the image. He is wearing a dark colored suit and a square patterned shirt. He is holding a cigarette in his right hand and has his left hand around Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s shoulder. Tharpe is seated in the right side of the image. She is wearing a light colored lace dress and is holding a light colored guitar on her knee. She is looking up toward Morrison and smiling. Printed in black text beneath the image is [SISTER ROSETTA THARPE / R. MORRISON, MGR. 1102 W. MASTER ST./ PHILA., PA.]. There are no inscriptions, front or back.

Silver shirt worn by Michael Jackson during the 1987 Bad World Tour

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A silver spandex shirt with black details worn by Michael Jackson on the first leg of the Bad World Tour in 1987. The long-sleeved shirt has an asymmetrical front zipper closure that begins at the proper right side and crosses up to the proper left side neck. One (1) large metal snap is sewn at the proper right side waist below the zipper for further securing the shirt at the waist. The turned collar of the shirt is made from a black canvas, with one (1) large metal snap at the proper left side shoulder and one (1) small metal snap at the proper left front neck for securing the zippered cross-over front closure. The front closure and the neck below the collar are trimmed in a wide band of black satin with large circular silver metal grommets with black centers attached in a row down the center of the satin strip. A panel of black spandex is sewn along the center back waist of the shirt, reaching under the torso to the front center waist and attaching with three (3) large black hook-and-eyes. A white fabric label with black printed text reading "MICHAEL JACKSON" is sewn at the interior proper right back neck. Another label was previously removed from the interior proper left back neck. The shirt is not lined, but the satin panels with grommets are backed in black canvas.

Andrew Young Addressing Marchers, Selma to Montgomery March

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white digital image of Andrew Young standing in a crowd with his arm raised. Young is featured wearing a jean jacket and is facing away from the camera. A man's profile can be seen on the left edge of the image. A woman stands in the center, wearing a scarf kerchief tied under her neck and a knit sweater. The rest of the men and women in the crowd stand behind Young looking toward him. Tree branches are seen above the group on the left.

Photograph of MC Lyte in her dressing room

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A color photograph of MC Lyte in her dressing room, ca. 1995. Lyte is sitting next to a lighted mirror and looks towards the camera with her left arm resting on the counter. She is wearing a red hat, gold earrings, yellow shirt, and red and black striped overalls. Her reflection is visible in the mirror. The print is signed and dated on the back by Michael Benabib and an inscription by Bill Adler identifies the subject and date of capture.

The Fugees, NYC, 1994

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of The Fugees in New York City, 1994. The image features the three members wearing winter coats and hats and posing together in front of window through which urban buildings can be seen. Lauryn Hill is in the center, with Wyclef Jean to her proper right and Pras Michel to her proper left. The photograph is signed by David Corio on the front and back.

Photograph of MC Lyte on Manhattan's Lower East Side

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of MC Lyte outside in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Lyte wears a white tee shirt and dark-colored hat and is leaning with both elbows on a metal railing. She looks away from the camera. On the back of the photograph are inscriptions by Bill Adler identifying the photographer, subject, location, and date.

The Teachings of W.D. Muhammad, Book 1, Elementary Level

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Two copies of Teachings of W.D. Muhammad: Book 1 Elementary Level.

The Teachings of W.D. Muhammad: Book 1 Elementary Level (2015.133.4.1) is a green hardbound workbook with gold embossing on the front. The front cover has a thin border enclosing a graphic and text. The graphic, centered at the top third of the cover, is an outline of the head of a faceless man, with one hand near his proper right ear and one hand at the chin with the index finger pointed upward. Across the top of the face is an open book with Arabic text on the pages. Behind the book is the illustration of half of a sun. Below the graphic, in the lower two-thirds of the cover, is text [The / Teachings / of / W.D. Muhammad / Book I / Elementary Level].

The Teachings of W.D. Muhammad: Book 1 Elementary Level (2015.133.4.2) is a yellow paperback booklet with green text and a green graphic on the front. The front cover has a thin border enclosing a graphic and text. The graphic, centered at the top third of the cover, is an outline of a head of a faceless man, with one hand near his proper right ear and one hand at the chin with the index finger pointed upward. Across the top of the face is an open book with Arabic text on the pages. Behind the book is the illustration of half of a sun. Below the graphic, in the lower two-thirds of the cover, is text [The / Teachings / of / W.D. Muhammad / Book I / ELEMENTARY LEVEL / ANSWER BOOK].

Serena and Venus #4

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Digital scan of a 35mm black and white negative of Venus, Serena, and Richard Williams on a tennis court. The girls stand in front of their father, Richard Williams, who stands on the court behind them holding a racquet. Serena stands to the right of Venus and faces the net. Her racquet is in front of her and is being held by both her hands. Venus stands slightly in front of Serena and is at an angle to the net. She holds her racquet in both hands in a backhand motion. A tennis ball is in front of her at about her forehead level. All three are wearing matching printed Reebok polo shirts. The girls also have matching skirts. Buildings, other people, and cars are visible in the background of the image.
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