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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Mammy doll
Mammy doll Small "mammy doll" in blackface; "Made in U.S.A." on bottom of left foot.
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Talking J.J. doll
Talking J.J. doll Talking J.J. doll from the television show "Good Times" which aired on CBS from 1974 to 1979. The doll speaks nine different phrases when its string is pulled.
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Amulets
Amulets Three charms to ward off evil in the form of reptilian amulets. Origin Togo.
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Julia lunchbox
Julia lunchbox Metal lunchbox and thermos depicting scenes from the television show "Julia" which aired on NBC from 1968 to 1971.
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Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids lunchbox
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids lunchbox Metal lunchbox and thermos depicting scenes from the television show "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" which aired from 1972 to 1985.
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Harlem Globetrotters lunchbox
Harlem Globetrotters lunchbox Metal lunchbox depicting scenes from the television show "The Harlem Globetrotters" which aired on CBS from 1971 to 1972.
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"Free Bobby" pin
"Free Bobby" pin Orange "Free Bobby" pin depicting Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense established in Oakland, California in 1966.
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"Free Angela" pin
"Free Angela" pin Peach-colored "Free Angela" pin depicting Angela Davis, political activist associated with the Black Panther Party for Self Defense that was established in 1966 in Oakland, California. Pin also reads "Free all political prisoners."
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"Free Huey" pin
"Free Huey" pin Yellow "Free Huey" pin depicting Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense established in Oakland, California in 1966.
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Good Times bubblegum
Good Times bubblegum Bubblegum depicting themes from the television show "Good Times" which aired on CBS from 1974 to 1979.
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Dyn-o-mite J.J. Fun Pal doll
Dyn-o-mite J.J. Fun Pal doll J.J. "Dy-no-mite Fun Pal" doll from the television show "Good Times" which aired on CBS from 1974 to 1979.
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Blacklight poster
Blacklight poster Felt blacklight posters entitled "Pantheress" and "Panther." "Pantheress" depicts an African American woman holding a rifle and handgun, wearing a necklace containing a closed fist. "Panther" depicts an African American man holding an orange rifle.
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Blue Amberol cylinder
Blue Amberol cylinder Edison Blue Amberol recording of Fred Van Eps "Darkies Dream" and "Darkies Awakening." Patent information on top of cover reads "1910. John Young, Frederick J Wheeler." Etched into the top of the cylinder is "Thomas A. Edison Patd. 183; 1544 DARKIES DREAM & DARKIES AWAKENING VAN EPS." Bottom of cylinder is imprinted "Seeley Tube and Box Co. Newark, N.J. USA."
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NAACP ticket stub
NAACP ticket stub Ticket stub for the NAACP's "Great Night" event, March 6, 1952. The event cost $3.00 and took place in Madison Square Garden, New York City.
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Wooden statuette
Wooden statuette Male wooden statuette holding an animal and a rifle, smoking a pipe. Origin Togo.
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Wooden statuette
Wooden statuette Male wooden statuette holding a club and an oar, smoking a pipe. Origin Togo.
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Carved elephant
Carved elephant Carved wooden elephant with ivory tusks. Origin Togo.
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Carved elephant
Carved elephant Carved wooden elephant with ivory tusks. Origin Togo.
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Carved elephant
Carved elephant Carved wooden elephant with ivory tusks. Origin Togo.
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Woven mat
Woven mat Cotton woven mat with fringe on each end. Origin Togo.