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Bumper sticker endorsing Carl Stokes for Mayor of Cleveland

National Museum of African American History and Culture
An orange bumper sticker printed with black text advocating Carl Stokes for Mayor of Cleveland. The sticker reads [STOKES] across the top half in bold letters, with [For A Better Cleveland] printed in smaller, narrower letters on the bottom half. Information on the Stokes for Mayor Committee is in small print along the bottom of the bumper sticker. In the bottom PR corner is a stamp, mostly illegible, likely a printer's union mark identifying at what shop the sticker was produced. The back of the sticker is covered in a waxy paper over the adhesive, which bears the manufacturer's logo.

Pinback button endorsing Carl Stokes for Mayor of Cleveland

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A metal pinback button endorsing Carl Stokes for mayor of Cleveland, Ohio. The button features one line of text reading [STOKES] where the [OK] is in white type while the other letters are printed in black, the background is a dark orange. The words are printed directly on the button. The back of the button has a straight pin extending beyond the diameter of the button. There is an illegible printer's shop mark in black on the bottom edge of the button, to the right of that appears [241-L].

Bumper sticker endorsing Carl Stokes for Mayor of Cleveland

National Museum of African American History and Culture
An orange bumper sticker printed with black text advocating Carl Stokes for Mayor of Cleveland. The sticker reads [STOKES] bold black letters. Information on the Stokes for Mayor Committee is in small print along the bottom of the bumper sticker. In the bottom PR corner is a stamp, mostly illegible, likely a printer's union mark identifying at what shop the sticker was produced. The back of the sticker is covered in a waxy paper over the adhesive, which bears the manufacturer's logo.

Pinback button for Eldridge Cleaver's presidential campaign

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A gold-colored pinback button with an image of Eldridge Cleaver on the left side. To the right of the image, text reads: [Cleaver For President].

Pinback button of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Pinback button with black and white image of MLK at center surrounded by text and dates. On the back is a Union Label stamp measuring 1/4" x 7/16".

Woman and the Flag July 4 March through Chapel Hill

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A digital image of a woman holding the American Flag during a July 4 march through Chapel Hill.

Pinback button for the CDA Community Staff Action Committee

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A white pinback button for the CDA / Community Staff Action Committee. At the center of the button black text reads [Community]. Above and below the text are etched drawings of people. Text at the bottom of the button reads [CDA / Community Staff Action Committee]. The exterior edge of the button has a manufacturer's stamp printed in black ink. The back of the button has a metal pin with a clasp.

Bishop Jordan, AME Baptist Church, T. O. Jones, Head of Sanitation Workers, Walter Reuther, United Auto Workers, line up to lead protest march after death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Memphis, TN, April 8, 1968

National Museum of African American History and Culture
In this black-and-white photograph, a black man and a white man hold hands in the foreground. In the background, people line up to begin a march.

Letter from Jacquelyn Kennedy Onassis to Congressman William McCulloch

National Museum of African American History and Culture
This three-page letter (abc) and envelope (d) from Jacquelyn Kennedy Onassis is addressed to Congressman William McCulloch of Ohio. Onassis thanks him for his support of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and for supporting her husband, President John. F. Kennedy. The stationery pages are pale blue, square-shaped and have a logo in the top left corner that contains an image of Aristotle Onassis's yacht, named after his daughter, and text that reads [On Board S/Y Christina]. The letter is handwritten in printscript and is signed [Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis]. The envelope is addressed [Congressman William M. McCulloch / House Office Building / Washington DC / USA] and has two postage stamps and a black ink stamp in the top right. The text of the ink stamp is illegible but it appears to be in Greek.

Stained-glass window given by the people of Wales adorns the balcony of the historical Sixteenth Street Baptist Church (site of a fatal1963 bombing), Birmingham, Alabama, 1996

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of a stained glass window. The window depicts a crucified Christ. Text at the bottom of the window says “You To Do It To Me” and “GIVEN BY THE PEOPLE OF WALES UK – MCAMLXIV.” No inscriptions on the front or back.

Newsweek Vol. LXXVI No. 5

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A copy of Newsweek magazine from the week of August 3, 1970. [Newsweek] appears in bold red letters across the top of the magazine. The cover story appears in black, blue, and yellow type on the right edge of the magazine [The / Black / Mayors / How Are / They Doing? / Newark's / Kenneth Gibson]. The cover features a photograph of Kenneth Gibson standing outdoors in a suit and tie, positioned just to the left of the text.

The cover article appears on pages 16-22. In addition to Kenneth Gibson, the article also features Mayors Carl Stokes of Cleveland, Ohio, Richard Hatcher of Gary, Indiana, and Walter E. Washington of Washington D.C. The article discusses a number of black politicians holding local office, including Richard Austin of Detroit and Maynard Jackson, Jr. of Atlanta. There is also a section dedicated to the court case involving Newark mayor Hugh J. Addonizio, Gibson's predecessor. The article was written by Assoc. Editor David M. Alpern with assistance from other staff.

Marchers Settling at Camp with National guard Helicopter Overhead, Selma to Montgomery March

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white digital image of two men holding an American flag with a National Guard Helicopter in the sky. The man seen in the front of the image is featured from behind, wearing a grey sweat shirt and has a hair brush in his back right jeans pocket. He is holding the edges of the flag to keep it spread flat. The man holding the other side of the flag can only partially be seen. They are standing on a grass lawn and people sitting and standing can be seen in the background on the right of the image.

Political Affairs Vol. XLVII No. 2: The Battle for Black Liberation

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A pamphlet made of black ink on off-white paper. The front cover has the journal title [Political Affairs] over a bullseye design. Below the title text reads: [The Battle of Black Liberation / Special Issue / 50¢]. The interior contains ninety-seven pages of text. The back cover features an advertisement for International Publishers.

"Liberator" broadside advertising a bus trip to the 1963 March on Washington

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Blue print on yellowed paper. At center, a drawing of a bus. The text reads, "RIDE WITH THE LIBERATOR IN THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON WEDNESDAY AUGUST 28, 1963."

William Edwin Jones pushes daughter Renee Andrewnetta Jones (8 months old) during protest march on Main St. in Memphis Tennessee.

National Museum of African American History and Culture
This black-and-white photograph depicts an African American man with his baby daughter in a stroller on the left. He holds a sign that says "DADDY, I WANT TO BE FREE." On the right, a Memphis police cruiser sits by the curb as the white police officers look at the man.

A somber Mrs. Coretta Scott King entering into Ebenezer Baptist Church

National Museum of African American History and Culture
This black and white photograph shows Coretta Scott King and unidentified men inside Ebenezer Baptist Church for Martin Luther King Jr.'s first commemorated birthday service in 1969. King is facing the camera with her eyes downcast. She is standing next to a flower arrangment and the church with stained glass windows can be seen behind her. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, photographer's stamp and a handwritten inscription.

Congressman John Conyers brings greeting from Washington D.C.

National Museum of African American History and Culture
This black and white photograph shows John Conyers, center, standing at a lectern with microphones. This image was taken inside Ebenzer Baptist Church on the day of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday commemoration in 1969. Conyer's face is turned away from the camera and he is gripping the lectern. The photograph is not fully in focus but an unidenitified man and the stained glass windows of the church are visible behind Conyer. The back of the photograph has a manufacturer's mark, and handwritten and printer's inscriptions.

Ebony Magazine Vol.24 No. 10

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Ebony magazine, volume 24, number 10 featuring a large black and white image of a portrait painting of a man. The man is seen from the neck up and is looking to the right. In the upper left corner is the magazine title in white text bound within a red rectangular box [EBONY]. Above the title in white is the publisher information [A JOHNSON PUBLICTION]. In the lower left corner is the magazine subject in white text [THE/BLACK/REVOLUTION/AUGUST 1969 60 ¢]. In the lower right corner is additional text [SPECIAL ISSUE].

Vietnam

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Graphic booklet with a black and white illustration on the front cover. The illustration depicts soldiers wading into a river with dense tropical foliage along the riverbank. Palm fronds are prominent in the right middle ground of the image. The soldiers are all helmeted and carry their weapons and packs above their heads. At the top in large, white block letters is the title [VIETNAM]. In the lower right corner is the artist's signature and date [T.G.Lewis '67].

Black Men United & Strong

National Museum of African American History and Culture
This black-and-white photograph depicts a young boy in a jacket and a Philadelphia Eagles baseball cap. He is holding a sign that says "BLACK MAN / UNITED / + / STRONG." He faces the viewer directly. Behind him, a man in a white skull cap, sunglasses, dark jacket and jeans stands with hands in pockets, looking to the viewer's right. In the background are several standing and seated figures, including a man with a water bottle who gazes at the viewer, and a woman who looks to her left.

Photograph of McDew, Hansberry, Simone, Bikel, and Forman

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black and white photograph of (from left to the right): Charles McDew, Lorraine Hansberry, Nina Simone, Theodore Bikel, and James Forman during a rally for Freedom Riders in New York City. Paper attached to the back of the image has several inscriptions identifying the photograph.

Harlem, New York • USA

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Silver gelatin photograh featuring an image of backside of man with arms out-stretched and hands fisted shown in front of banner.

Pinback button for a Freedom Ride organized by CORE

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A small, circular, blue and white pinback button featuring the text [ FREEDOM RIDE / CORE ].

Pinback button for CORE's Freedom Rides

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A white and blue pin-back button. The blue band runs horizontally through the middle with white text, centered inside. Below the blue band is blue text along the bottom. [FREEDOM / RIDE / CORE]. On the reverse, inside the back on paper, is the manufacturer information with the address ["ACE" / 680 B'DWAY/N. Y. 12-GR 5-3485 / Buttons, Banners / Flags, Gavels]. To the side of the manufacturer information, in pencil, is the number 782].
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