This dress (a) is a wrap style made from a plain weave viscose fabric with a printed design of dark brown and yellow flowers and leaves. The wrap effect is achieved by crossing the front bodice at the waist seam and gathered fabric on the proper left side of the waist. The skirt is flaired with six (6) gores and three pleats in the skirt at the center front add further to the wrap effect. The set-in full length sleeves are gathered at a 1 1/4" cuff that closes with two metal snaps. The dress has a small shawl collar and a v-neck. The dress closes at the proper left side waist with a zipper. It is unlined, and the seams are pressed open with raw edges exposed. It is machine-sewn except for the hem, which is turned up 2 inches and hand stitched. There are two belt loops made of a thin yellow braid, one at each side seam, which hold the accompanying belt (b) in place.
The belt (b) is made from the same fashion fabric as the dress, with a plain weave beige fabric backing. The front and back of the belt are machine stitched around the edge, and a layer of interfacing beteen them provides some stiffening. The belt has an oval-shaped metal single-prong buckle covered in the dark brown and yellow floral fabric, and five (5) white grommets on the opposite end of the belt for an adjustable closure.
This dark red wool scarf was worn by Joan Mulholland during a Howard University Nonviolent Action Group protest near the White House in 1960. The rectangular scarf is made from a twill-woven fulled wool and has self fringe on each end that is approximately 2 1/2 inches long.
Carlotta Walls LaNier was the youngest of the nine students to desegregate Little Rock Central High School in September, 1957. She wore this matching skirt and blouse to the first day of school, which was also the first day she was turned away.
This outfit was worn by Carlotta Walls LaNier during the "Little Rock Crisis" of 1957 at Little Rock Central High School. The outfit consists of a skirt and blouse in a matching alphabetical print of blue, teal, and white on a black background. The blouse fastens with small black buttons, has a pointed collar and short sleeves that tie into bows at the cuffs. The skirt is full and has several pleats at the waist.
Woman’s wrist watch worn by Harriette Vyda Sims Moore. The watch has a gold-colored face with black hour and minute hands and black numerals, some of which are partially worn away. Under the numeral six is the word "Swiss." The watch is housed in an eight sided watch case, also of a gold colored metal. Both the face and the case have swirling floral designs engraved on them. The two lugs on either side that attach the strap to the case are made of a dark brassy colored metal. They attach to two silver colored rings that make up the ends of the watch band. The band itself is a silver colored metal and has no clasp as it is a stretch band. It is possibly not contemporary to the watch itself. The back of the watch case has a decorative floral band around the edge. The center is plain, with numerous scratches. The crystal (glass) is missing.
Locket belonging to Harriette Vyda Simms Moore with two black and white photographs inside of herself and her husband Harry Tyson Moore. This circular locket opens into two halves, each half with a small photograph. The outside of the locket is a gold colored metal, with a floral design engraved on the front half. The back half is plain. There is a small metal loop soldered to the top to attach a suspension chain. There is another small loop hanging from it. On the inside are two photographs, each framed by a copper colored ring set into the metal. The two photographs show each individual from the shoulders up. Harry Moore is wearing a suit with a high collar; Harriette Moore is wearing a light colored blouse with a fold over collar. The former gazes directly at the viewer, the latter is gazing away to the viewer's right. There are tree branches behind her and shrubs in the background behind him.
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.