African Americans -- Tennessee -- Knoxville.
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
This collection houses one photograph, titled "A Skin Game," depicting three African-American men playing (and humorously cheating at) a game of poker. Information printed on the photograph itself reads "Copyright 1896 by Knaffl & Bro, Knoxville, Tenn."
This collection is made up of Gray Cemetery's original memorandum of interments covering the years 1851 to 1877. The back portion of the ledger includes a separate list of African Americans that were buried in the cemetery during the same time period.
This 248-page ledger book appears to be a nurse's patient record for the Helen Mae Lennon Hospital. Each entry includes the date, the patient's name, treatment instructions or progress, and a doctor's signature. Treatments are varied, but often feature castor oil, soda bicarb, soft diet, bed rest, and hot water bottles. Doctors' signatures include E. F. Lennon, M. L. Boyd, and S. M. Clark.
This collection houses three novelty photographs of African-Americans created by Knoxville photographers McCrary & Branson in the late 1890s. They display caricatures of African-Americans that are offensive and should be considered sensitive material. One photograph includes a caption with a racial slur.
Sarah Sally (Wells) Jackson wrote these letters between 1969 and 1970 while she was a new schoolteacher and librarian for Knoxville City Schools' Fair Garden School. In these letters, Wells highlights her experiences looking for and securing employment at the school, the trials and tribulations of running the school's library, and her home life with husband James J. J. Jackson, an employee of Miller's Department Store.
"Shall the Circle Be Not Broken: A History of the Circle Park Community" was written by Andrew C. Wicks for Dr. Bruce Wheeler's Knoxville History course at the University of Tennessee during spring quarter of 1985. The collection also features photocopies of maps of Circle Park as well as Dr. Wheeler's notes about the paper.