The oral history consists of ten digital files: 2011.174.7.1a, 2011.174.7.1b, 2011.174.7.1c, 2011.174.7.1d, 2011.174.7.1e, 2011.174.7.1f, 2011.174.7.1g, 2011.174.7.1h, 2011.174.7.1i, and 2011.174.7.1j.
Ruby Sales discusses her father's military career, growing up in Columbus, Georgia, and attending the Tuskegee Institute. Her father was a Baptist minister and grew up in a racist and segregated society. Her grandmother was either born into slavery or right after it, and learned to read and write. She recalls joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Selma to Montgomery March, registering voters in Lowndes County, Alabama, and her arrest in Hayneville, Alabama. She remembers the murder of Jonathan Daniels, a seminary student who saved her life, and discusses her opinions on African American history and the current rate of African Americans in prison.
A dashiki with kimono sleeves owned by Margaret Belcher. The dashiki is collarless, with a v-shaped cutout at the center front neck. There are side vents reaching approximately five (5) inches up from the hem. The fabric print is designed specifically for use with this style of garment, having a very deep blue ground with colorful designs printed around the hem, sleeves, and neck in red, blue, purple, and pale green. The design consists of geometric and stylized floral elements, with the design on the neck and around the bottom mirrored vertically from the center front and center back. There are two (2) patch pockets sewn at the front waist with the printed design also mirrored. Only the edges of the neck opening are self-lined, the rest of the garment is not lined. A manufacturer's tag was previously removed from the center back interior neckline.
This advertisement card is for Rev. J. H. Smith of Columbus, Georgia. The top three-quarters of the card has a black-and-white photograph of Smith seated with his right hand propped on his chin. He wears a dark three-piece suit and necktie and a pocket watch. His name, title, and address are printed in black below the photograph, with a decorative design of several lines below the text. The reverse is blank.
This advertisement card is for Rev. J. H. Smith of Columbus, Georgia. The center of the card has a black-and-white photograph of Smith seated with his right hand propped on his chin. He wears a dark three-piece suit and necktie and a pocket watch. His name, title, and address are printed in black below the photograph. The reverse is blank.