A yearbook for the Hampton Institute. The yearbook consists of black print on paper. The cover is pinkish brown with visible blue fibers. There are no photographs of the listed students. The interior contains forty-six pages.
The oral history consists of six digital files: 2011.174.32.1a, 2011.174.32.1b, 2011.174.32.1c, 2011.174.32.1d, 2011.174.32.1e, and 2011.174.32.1f.
Freeman A. Hrabowski Ph. D. recalls growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, and attending the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. He remembers being arrested for marching in the Birmingham Children's Crusade in 1963, and the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. He also discusses attending Hampton University and later starting the Meyerhoff Scholars Program for African American men studying math and science.
A reference book with the names and professions of graduates of The Hampton Institute. The book consists of black print on yellowed paper. The binding is yellow, and handwritten text along the spine says: [HAMPTON CLASSES 1871 1898.] The interior contains two hundred and forty-six pages. The interior of the back cover has several numbers written by hand, ink on the page.
Brick from Virginia-Cleveland Hall, Hampton University, 1874
Hampton University is one of the first historically black universities. Located in Hampton, Virginia, it was founded in 1868 as the Hampton Agricultural and Industrial School by the American Missionary Association. By 1874, the college was successful enough to build Virginia-Cleveland Hall, an impressive structure that housed classrooms, a chapel, administration offices, and dormitories. Students help fund the Hall through ticket sales from the student choral group, the Hampton Singers.
Source: Nancy Bercaw, Curator, Slavery and Freedom
A brick from Virginia-Cleveland Hall at Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute. The brick is rectangular in shape and is tan in color with darker grey areas throughout. The brick is cracked in several places and is pitted.