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  • African American Episcopal Church ephemera, ca. 1890s.
    Bioramic Bazar and touted Dixie Pain King patent medicine There are two flyers and several tickets to his various events in this group A calling card identifies him as a pastor of the A M E church Eleven items relate to various A M E churches in California There are announcements of events tickets and calling cards from pastors of churches in Stockton San Francisco Oakland San Diego Fresno and Colusa Eight items do not relate directly to the church These include miscellaneous calling cards and notes also a sheet from a ledger headed Addresses of persons in California U S A listing African Americans in Oakland and Woodland Date 1890 issued Contents Folder 5 J Harvey Jones Folder 6 A M E Church Misc Folder 7 African American Misc Subject n us ca Jones J Harvey Miscellanea African Methodist Episcopal Church California Miscellanea African American clergy California Miscellanea African Americans California Miscellanea Note The African Methodist Episcopal Church was initiated in Philadelphia in 1787 by Richard Allen in order to provide African Americans with opportunities for self expression and fuller involvement in the service of the worship of God and in society as a whole In 1816 African churches from several Eastern cities came together to formally establish the A M E Church Missionary activity was included in the Church agenda and soon churches were being established throughout the country The first A M E church in the Western U S was established in Sacramento in 1850 It was organized by Barney Fletcher a local preacher in the home of Daniel Blue who became one of its first officers Formal affiliation with the A M E was granted in 1851 Several more affiliated churches were established after the arrival of missionary T M D Ward in 1854 The A

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  • African American freemasons of Oakland, Calif. photograph collection [graphic].
    building on Sutter Street in San Francisco Also includes a group portrait taken at New Hope Baptist Church Oakland and portraits of gospel performers Clarence Fountain and the Five Blind Boys of Alabama with Sam Butler Jr and the Mighty Gospeltones of Richmond Calif Date 1948 1985 issued Subject n us ca Knights Templar Masonic Order Golden Gate Commandery No 16 San Francisco Calif Knights Templar Masonic order Buildings Pictorial

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  • INVENTORY OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY COLLECTION
    African American History Collection consists primarily of 19th and 20th century pamphlets with an emphasis on racial justice and political action From anti slavery tracts to civil rights leaflets the materials in this collection reveal a nation s moral and legal struggle for equality and document the effects of inequity on individuals and society as a whole The collection s concentration of theme and variety of perspective make it a

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  • Guide to the African American Museum & Library at Oakland Oral History Collection
    by the AAMLO Coalition a group of volunteers and supporters of the African American Museum Library at Oakland which interviewed prominent and long time Oakland residents in the fields of education performing arts politics and religion Background The African American Museum Library at Oakland AAMLO was organized on July 2 1965 in the home of Marcella Ford as the East Bay Negro Historical Society EBNHS In attendance at the first meeting were the seven founding members of the society Marcella Ford Jesse Ford Eugene Lasartemay Ruth Lasartemay E Harold Mason Morrie Turner and Madison Harvey Jr The society s mission was to collect preserve record and disseminate information related to the history culture and experience of persons of Black American and African descent especially those in the East Bay the State of California and throughout the West The society consisted of members officers and an executive board and included library museum publications and publicity program membership finance and nomination committees which met on the third Saturday of every month Initially the society operated as a unit of the Oakland Unified School District Volunteer Program with members giving lectures on black history to students that would visit the library and museum In 1970 the society moved to a storefront located at 3651 Grove Street in Oakland California and remained there for six years before moving to 4519 Grove St where it established a museum and library In 1982 the society was invited into the Golden Gate Branch of the Oakland Public Library making it the first Oakland library branch with a collection focused on African American history and culture Following the appointment of Dr Lawrence Crouchett as its executive director in 1988 the society changed its name to the Northern California Center for Afro American History Life NCCAAHL In 1994 the

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  • Guide to the African American Museum & Library at Oakland Photograph Collection
    King Jr Thurgood Marshall and Byron Rumford and documents various aspects of the African American community in Oakland including athletics business churches civil rights early pioneers entertainment military fraternal and women s organizations Background The African American Museum Library at Oakland AAMLO was organized on July 2 1965 in the home of Marcella Ford as the East Bay Negro Historical Society EBNHS In attendance at the first meeting were the seven founding members of the society Marcella Ford Jesse Ford Eugene Lasartemay Ruth Lasartemay E Harold Mason Morrie Turner and Madison Harvey Jr The society s mission was to collect preserve record and disseminate information related to the history culture and experience of persons of Black American and African descent especially those in the East Bay the State of California and throughout the West The society consisted of members officers and an executive board and included library museum publications and publicity program membership finance and nomination committees which met on the third Saturday of every month Initially the society operated as a unit of the Oakland Unified School District Volunteer Program with members giving lectures on black history to students that would visit the library and museum In 1970 the society moved to a storefront located at 3651 Grove Street in Oakland California and remained there for six years before moving to 4519 Grove St where it established a museum and library In 1982 the society was invited into the Golden Gate Branch of the Oakland Public Library making it the first Oakland library branch with a collection focused on African American history and culture Following the appointment of Dr Lawrence Crouchett as its executive director in 1988 the society changed its name to the Northern California Center for Afro American History Life NCCAAHL In 1994 the City of Oakland

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  • Guide to the African American Museum & Library at Oakland Vertical File Collection
    Oakland Vertical File Collection MS 179 No online items Contact Oakland Public Library African American Museum and Library at Oakland View entire collection guide PDF 0 66 Mb HTML Search this collection Entire Collection Guide Online Items Collection Overview Table of contents Description The African American Museum Library at Oakland Vertical File Collection consists of programs flyers correspondence posters pamphlets and ephemera collected by the African American Museum Library at Oakland The East Bay Negro Historical Society began vertical files in the late 1960s collecting ephemera and newspaper clippings about African American history and culture The vertical files are arranged alphabetically by subject organization or last name and include correspondence programs flyers and pamphlets mostly about African American organizations and cultural institutions in the Oakland and the East Bay during the mid 20th century 1940s 1970s Extent 44 5 linear feet 76 boxes 5 oversized boxes Restrictions Permission to publish from the African American Museum Library at Oakland Vertical File Collection must be obtained from the African American Museum Library at Oakland Availability No access restrictions Collection is open to the public Collection Overview Collection Details Descriptive Summary Access Access Restrictions Publication Rights Preferred Citation Processing Information Scope and Content

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  • African American Musicians photographs, circa 1940s
    1940s Creator Contributor Online Archive of California Abstract Three black white 8 x10 glossies of Steve Gibson and the Red Caps the Haitian Voodoo Dances and Sister Rosetta Tharpe 02 linear feet 1 folder Date 1840 issued Note Consult repository for details Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy Cite as Identification of item African American Musicians photographs Wyles SC 1038 Department of Special Collections UC Santa Barbara Library University

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  • African American photograph album, circa late 19th century
    Abstract 41 cartes de visite albumens tintypes watercolors and drawings most unidentified portraits of African American men and women one with inscription Mrs Sara Long The cdvs are from various locations including Wilmington North Carolina Richmond Virginia Columbus Ohio and Liverpool Date 1860 issued Note The collection is open for research Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy Cite as Identification of item African American photograph album Wyles Mss 130

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