Program from The Riverside Church in New York City, dated Sunday, November 18, 1962. The program is off-white paper with black ink. The program is tri-folded and printed on both sides. The church's program that day featured a guest sermon by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr titled "The Dimensions of a Complete Life." The front cover features a black and white illustration of The Riverside Church's bell tower on the left. Text at the top reads “The Riverside Church / INTERDENOMINATIONAL INTERRACIAL INTERNATIONAL / NEW YORK CITY.” In the top center-right is handwritten text that reads, “I shall never / forget this occasion.” The schedule for the Morning Worship is listed inside the program. Dr. King's sermon is listed on an interior page of the program and is circled in blue ink with a red star to the left. The back page has a short biography about Dr. King and address for donations.
A cardboard menu from Stubbs BBQ, advertising a James Brown concert. Recto features an image of a young James Brown on a yellow background with red and black text. At top center written in yellow text “JAMES BROWN” surrounded by red flames. On the top left side written in black ink is “MAY 10 – STUBB’S.” Below this is several of James Brown’s nicknames written in red and black text. Verso features a list of food, beverages and prices offered at Stubb’s BBQ.
Hand-written order issued to second lieutenant John Hanks Alexander to report for Officers of the Guard duty at Fort Robinson, Nebraska on October 10, 1887. The document was written by an unidentified first lieutenant by order of Colonel Edward Hatch. The document was written in black ink on white paper and has several creases. Both sides of the document have writing.
A black-and-white cabinet card portrait of a man wearing a suit, vest and necktie. He has a moustache and is looking at the camera. Printed at the bottom of the card is “Janousek’s,” “STUDIO” and “307 3rd st. West / YANKTON, S. D.” There are no inscriptions on front or back.
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Donated by Don L. Durrah and D. Simone Durrah Logan in memory of Hattie J. Durr Whiddon Graham (1873-1950); Christopher Columbus Wayman Whiddon (1894-1973); Lina Irene