A typed letter in reply to a letter from Dorothy Porter with retained carbon copies of her original letter, written on Handy Brothers letterhead, from W.C. Handy dated March 1, 1939. Handy writes that he has just noticed an earlier request from Porter for some material for Negro History Week. "Although it is too late for Negro History Week, I am sending you material for all times. . ." He goes on to recite a list of publications of music by Negro composers. The back of the letter is blank.
White flyer with black text covering the whole of the front and back. Text is a combination of typed text and handwritten text. On the front, in the middle third on the left, are two (2) black and white images. The top image is of wounded and dead soldiers on the ground near buildings. The lower image is of police officers standing over bodies lying on the ground surrounded by smoke. At the top third is handwritten text [ON FRIDAY APRIL 26 THOUSANDS OF BLACK STUDENTS IN/EVERY PART OFHTE U.S. AND THROUGHOUT THE THIRD WORLD/WILL STAY OUT OF CLASSES IN A ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL/STUDENT STRIKE/AGAINST THE VIETNAM WAR/AND THE RACIST DRAFT]. On the back in the upper half is large handwritten text [WASHINGTON'S BLACK/STUDENT STRIKE/AGAINST THE WAR/FRIDAY 26TH/THOUSANDS OF D.C. BLACK/STUDENTS WILL PARTICIPATE].
This is a spreading metal caliper with curved, rounded ends. There is a crossbar scale that slides as the rounded ends get farther apart. The small circular screw that holds the scale in place has become detached.
This is a metal caliper with a sliding scale. The head has pointed edges. The top section is fixed in place, while the lower section moves up and down the ruler. A small screw is present at the side of the lower section.
During the 1980s and the 1990s, Starter brand jackets were omnipresent fashion items within urban, African American communities. Starter was one of the mist high-profile non-sneaker sportswear brands. Because of the team’s success in the early 1980s, and because the team featured one of the few African American coaches, John Thompson II, who was an outspoken champion of using universities to create educational opportunities for African Americans, political positions espoused by their coach, John Thompson II, this team became one in which African Americans across the country adopted. These jackets became symbols of racial pride. At the time, many African Americans mistakenly identified Georgetown as an HBCU because it the team was a source of racial pride.
A navy, long-sleeve, padded Georgetown starter jacket. The jacket is made of a shiny navy nylon fabric and is lined with white nylon. The waistband, the cuffs on the sleeves, and the band around the neckline are made of a 2 1/2 inch thick navy, grey, and white striped rib-knit fabric. There is one (1) navy snap below the neckline, three (3) down the center of the jacket, and two (2) on the waistband. There are grey and white embroidered letters across the chest. [GEORG] on the proper right and [ETOWN] on the proper left. There is a 5 3/4 inch slanted no-flap pocket on either side of the jacket above the waistband.
There are two small, grey scuff marks on the proper right back of the jacket. The back of the jacket is solid navy.
There is a white label sewn inside the jacket below the neckline. The Starter logo is in blue. The words [STARTER / MADE IN U.S.A. / ADULT] are in red and the letters [XL] are in blue.
There is a second white label sewn inside the jacket on the proper left side above the waistband. The logo and the word [STARTER] are in blue. There is also the word [NAME] with a blank line [________] in blue. [SHELL & LINING: 100% NYLON] are written in red along with washing instructions.
The Starter logo, an [S] and a star are embroidered in navy and white on the proper left sleeve, just above the cuff.