March 9, 2019

"Please I beg of you to help me and talk with me. I'm truly afraid to die, and Louisiana Penitentiary is a very dangerous place for a 16-year-old to spend the rest of his life."- Johnny Ross, 1976

Amistad archivists, working with the records of the Federation of Souther...

February 19, 2018

Our current blog series on HBCUs represented in the Amistad Research Center’s school newspaper collection shows, collectively, the integral role they have played in educational history of the United States. We focus on specific colleges and universities that offer inte...

October 16, 2017

Literary magazines, also known as “little magazines” have been publishing experimental literature and non-conformist writings since the late 19th Century. Popular throughout the early to late-20th Century, these magazines filled the void of commercial magazine publishi...

June 12, 2017

This minute book of the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society contains minutes of the society's executive committee dating from May 17, 1848 to May 1, 1855. Additional minutes follow for March 16-November 7, 1859. The volume also contains a list of members of the c...

March 22, 2017

There are few records available documenting the contributions of the Women’s Auxiliary of Flint-Goodridge Hospital, but what is known about the group’s work is a significant part of New Orleans women’s history. The auxiliary was established in 1932, as a fundraising or...

January 29, 2017

Ernestine Jessie Covington Dent was a concert pianist, educator, community leader and the wife of Albert Walter Dent, President of Dillard University (1941-1969). She was born on May 19, 1904 in Houston, Texas and was the only child of Dr. Benjamin Jesse and Jennie Bel...

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