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December 12, 2016

This week, Amistad is delighted to highlight one our most recent acquisitions. The papers of actor/producer/writer Harold Sylvester came to us in 2014. The papers are made up of 30 linear feet of correspondence, film and television scripts, materials reflecting Sylvest...

October 10, 2016

The records of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority – Alpha Beta Omega Chapter (New Orleans, LA) at Amistad cover the rich history of the organization. The chapter was chartered in New Orleans in 1927. It became the thirtieth graduate chapter of the organization, and the ver...

September 26, 2016

Evelyn Cunningham embodied many labels in her lifetime: journalist, columnist, editor, feminist, and civil rights activist. These roles are heavily reflected in her papers that she donated to the Amistad Research Center in 2003. The Center received an addendum to Cunni...

September 19, 2016

Louise E. Jefferson was an illustrator, graphic designer, and cartographer, but she is perhaps best known for her work in photography. She was born in Washington, D.C. in 1908 and was the only child of Louise and Paul Jefferson. Her father was a calligrapher for the Un...

September 12, 2016

The Ed Pincus film collection came to the Amistad Research Center in 2001. Pincus is a documentary filmmaker who has focused on exposing and exploring social and political problems. In 1965, Pincus and his partner David Neuman, spent ten weeks in Natchez, Mississippi,...

September 5, 2016

Photo journalist Arnold de Mille (1908-1996) captured the African American experience for the better part of the 20th century, as well as recorded the African experience during a time of volatility and upheaval. His personal papers span this storied career with the maj...

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