Photograph of Jack Oakie and Jesse Owens

A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Jesse Owens and Jack Oakie. Owens, depicted on the left, standing in profile looking towards Oakie. Owens is wearing and light-colored suit. Oakie, depicted on the right, is leaning forward holding a watering can in his proper right hand above Owen’s shoes, as if watering them. He is wearing a black…

Photograph of Jesse Owens with a Man and Two Boys at Allegheny County Airport

This black and white photograph depicts Jesse Owens wearing a hat and overcoat over his suit while standing next to two young boys and another man in a suit. This group stands next to a large brick building entrance. Behind Owens’ group is a second group of men and one woman who also wears suits. The back of the photograph…

Photograph of Marion Motley with Sons

Black-and-white photograph of professional football player, Marion Motley with his three sons, Raymond, Ronald and George in their living room playing around a toy train set.

Photograph of the Exterior of Bill Hawkins’ Record Studio

A black-and-white photograph of the exterior of Bill Hawkins’ Record Studio. The photograph, taken at night, depicts a crowd of people watching Disc Jockey Bill “Hawk” Hawkins deejaying inside his record studio. The crowd is standing on the sidewalk looking into DJ booth, located inside the store’s front window. Bill Hawkins is partially visible inside. He is standing inside the…

Photographic Postcard of the C. & M. A. Gospel Quintette

A photographic postcard featuring an image of Floyd H. Lacy, John H. Parker, Spurgeon R. Jones, Alexander E. Talbert, and Henry D. Hodges wearing suites. Two of the men are seated together, while the remaining three stand around them. The seated man on the left is holding a small plucked string instrument. The seated man on the right is reading…

Photographic Postcard of the Cleveland Colored Quintet

A black-and-white unused photographic postcard of the Cleveland Colored Quintet. Five (5) men are pictured standing in a row in front of a wood paneled wall wearing suits and neckties. They hold, from left to right, a baritone horn, an alto saxophone, a book, a violin, and a soprano saxophone. The man at center holding the book points his right…

Photographic Print of Carl Lewis with Jesse Owens and Two Others

A color photograph of two boys, one is Carl Lewis, standing with Jesse Owens and another man wearing a blue plaid suit. A brick building and bleachers are in the background. Handwritten text on original at the bottom, partially cut-off [Carl and Jum D with/ Jesse Owens & Be…]. Handwritten text on the back in black marker reads [Carl 12…

Pinback Button Endorsing Carl Stokes for Mayor of Cleveland

A metal pinback button endorsing Carl Stokes for mayor of Cleveland, Ohio. The button features one line of text reading [STOKES] where the [OK] is white type while the other letters are printed in black, the background is a dark orange. The words are printed directly on the button. The back of the button has a straight pin extending beyond…

Poster for the 2008 Election Night Rally for Obama in Cleveland, Ohio

This poster advertises the 2008 election night rally for Barack Obama at the House of Blue in Cleveland, Ohio. The poster has a red background with a graphic of Obama, smiling in profile. There is a stylized American flag at the bottom of the poster. The predominant colors are red, blue, black and white. The text on the poster invites…

The Rev. Dr. Samuel Berry McKinney Oral History Interview

The oral history consists of seven digital files: 2011.174.85.1a, 2011.174.85.1b, 2011.174.85.1c, 2011.174.85.1d, 2011.174.85.1e, 2011.174.85.1f, and 2011.174.851g. The Reverend Dr. Samuel Berry McKinney recalls growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, and attending Morehouse College, where he got to know fellow freshman Martin Luther King, Jr. After service in the Army Flight Corps during World War II and finishing his college education, McKinney…