A bronze African Redemption medal produced for the Universal Negro Improvement Association (2011.57.18a) with leather strap (2011.57.18b). The medal itself is in the shape of an eight-pointed star with a bar across the top two points for affixing a leather strap. The front of the medal has a five pointed star in relief in the center with the words [AFRICAN / REDEMPTION] above and below the design. Each cardinal orientation has a letter of U.N.I.A. stamped in relief, with [U] on top, [N] on the PR, [I] on the PL, and [A] on the bottom. The back of the medal is bare except for the manufacturer's mark, which appears stamped at the center bottom. The leather strap is black and has a metal buckle clasp and several tooled holes for fastening.
Letter to Mrs. Terrell from Joseph H. Douglass, grandson of Frederick Douglass, dated May 31, 1911. Single page written on Douglass' personal stationary. Black ink on tan paper. Letter head at the top reads [JOSEPH H. DOUGLASS / Solo Violinist / ENGAGEMENTS ACCEPTED / FOR RECITALS / CONCERTS AND CHURCH / SERVICES / NOW TOURING AMERICA]. Along the left side of the page is a text box containing five quotes from newspapers titled [PRESS COMMENTS]. The handwritten letter reads [1644 Fla. ave N. W. / Wash. D.C. May 31st 1911 / My dear Mrs Terrell: / Replying to your esteemed / favor just received, will say / that it is my pleasure to / accept the invitation to the present / and render a violin selection / on the occasion of the one hun- / dredth anniversary of Harriet / Beecher Stowe. / I thank you for the oppor- / tunity and honor which enables / me to add my little mite / in the celebration of that noble / woman's birth as well as to appear / before such a body of honored women. / I am proud of the fact that / among those mentioned in your / letter, none will be more represen- / tative or distinguished among the / speakers of the meeting than your / honored self. / Yours most sincerely / Joseph H. Douglass / (P.S. / I have carefully / noted the date June 14")]