Clamor from the Community: Twentieth Century African American Social Justice Activism in Boston, MA

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Title

Clamor from the Community: Twentieth Century African American Social Justice Activism in Boston, MA

Subject

Social Justice, Activism, Community, Reform, African American Activists, Women's Rights

Description

This collection investigates diverse examples of African American women's rights and social justice activism in Boston, MA during the early and mid twentieth century.

Creator

Jessica Nelsen

Collection Items

Petition against slave hunting signed by Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin
This petition against slave hunting was sent to the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives. Received in the House on February 7, 1860, the petition includes the signature of Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, and serves to illustrate her…

Photograph of the site of Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin and Florida Ruffin Ridley's former home
A photograph of 99, 101, and 103 Charles Street, dated 2002. The buildings in this photograph, while justified as historically important in MACRIS, are not the same buildings that occupied this land during the residence of Ms. Ruffin and Ms. Ridley.…

Florida Ruffin’s teacher qualification record
This notebook entry details Florida Ruffin’s graduation, her various teaching positions, and her eventual retirement due to marriage.

New Era Magazine
An illustrated monthly magazine produced, written, and edited in Boston, Massachusetts by female African American social justice activist Pauline Hopkins and Walter Wallace

Dorothy West's writing desk
Writing desk, n.d., blue wooden desk West used at her house in Oak Bluffs.

Dorothy West's S.S. Europa Passenger List
Trip to Soviet Union, 1932-1933: S.S. Europa passenger list, receipt.

Promotional letter for Challenge
Challenge: correspondence re: submitting pieces, 1933

Iota Chapter Scrapbook Cover
Iota Chapter Scrapbook Cover

Iota Chapter Scrapbook, page 5: Evelyn Andrews
Iota Chapter Scrapbook Entry for Evelyn Andrews

Iota Chapter Scrapbook, page 9: Emily Marion Bennett
Iota Chapter Scrapbook Entry for Emily Marion Bennett
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