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    • Indenture of Tom

    • Slavery; Slaves;
    • An indenture of a young African-American boy named Tom to Abraham Corneilson. Abraham Cornelison was a Doctor in Clarkstown, NY. Tom was indentured until he was 28 years old. Tom was alive when New York State was gradually banning slavery in...
    • Letters from Home

    • Photography; Metalwork; People; Men;
    • Photograph of an 19th or early 20th Century African-American man is mounted on the left page of a metal "book". On the right page of the "book", the form of a house is formed into the metal, and letters of the alphabet are applied in and around...
    • Empire Hose portrait and truck

    • Fire engines; Fire fighters; Fire stations; Ladders; Lanterns; Group portraits; Fire engines & equipment;
    • This image is comprised of two photographs, one positioned above the other but taken in different centuries. The top photograph is a group portrait of firemen posed in front of a fire wagon cart in front of the fire station. There are approximately...
    • Empire Hose gatherings

    • Fire stations; Fire fighters; Fire engines & equipment; Fire engines; Uniforms; Bells; Women;
    • This image is comprised of two black-and-white photographs one above the other. In the top photograph, four firemen in dress uniform are seen standing posed near an early-model open-top fire truck. One fireman is standing on the fire engine's...
    • Supermarket lines

    • Supermarkets; Cash registers; Cans; People; Shopping;
    • Men, women and children are seen in the two lines waiting for checkout at a supermarket. In the left foreground a hand is seen on a cash register. Some of the people can be seen pushing shopping carts. There is an African-American woman in the line...
    • Al Bristol and Ed Dahlberg

    • Libraries; Artists; Paintings; Men;
    • An African-American man stands in front of a wood door with the number '93' on it. He is looking at the large painting held by a caucasion man with white hair and a mustache. The painting is of a Victorian house. There is a glass sidelight next to...
    • R. Harcourt Dodds oral history interview [audio]

    • Immigrants; Emigration & immigration; Ethnic groups; Minorities; Racism; Education; Cultural relations; Civil rights; Human rights; Social justice
    • R. Harcourt Dodds, a long time resident of New Rochelle, NY and an accomplished individual who spent many years working as District Attorney in New York City, talks about his African-American heritage, growing up in Harlem, being one of the first...
    • Mount Moor Cemetery Bench, West Nyack

    • Cemeteries;
    • In front of a low stone wall separating the Mount Moor Cemetery from the Palisades Center Mall, a commemorative bench has been placed. Head stones are scattered across the hill above the bench. Mount Moor is a historic African-American burial...
    • Historical Pageant in Nyack

    • Costumes; Theater curtains; Theaters;
    • On a Nyack stage is a gathering of historical figures, Native Americans and cowboys, miners and businessmen, an African-American and Lady Liberty. The huge flag in the background has 44 stars. This may be the stage in the old Liberty Street School...
    • St. Charles Church, Sparkill, NY

    • Churches; Stone buildings;
    • The congregation of the St. Charles Church in Sparkill, NY, has been in existence for many years and is one of the oldest African-American congregations in Rockland County. We do not know, however, if the date 1804 is correct. This image is a copy...
    • Entrance Sign: Mt. Moor Cemetery in West Nyack

    • Cemeteries;
    • In West Ntack near Route 59, an iron archway spans the entrance to Mt. Moor Cemetery, which is enclosed by the Palisades Mall. Mt. M oor is an African-American burial ground with graves dating back to the Revolutionary War.
    • Helen Powell Receives Books

    • Women;
    • Miss Helen Powell, librarian at Nyack, receiving two books on African-American history, given to the library by the Monday Evening Study Group at a history program held by the club on Friday evening in St. Philip's A. M. E. Zion Church, Nyack. The...
    • Man with cane, Sparkill, NY

    • Portrait photographs;
    • An African-American man in a suit and a summer hat leans on his cane outside of St. Charles AME Zion Church in Sparkill. He is William "Poppy" Brown and was a Mason.
    • St. Charles Church, Sparkill. NY

    • Churches;
    • This is a John Scott photograph of an Edwin Dahlberg painting of the St. Charles AME Church in Sparkill, NY. The stone church, located alongside the Sparkill Creek, has an active African-American congregation.

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