Herbert Hoover’s Inaugural Address, 1929

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Inaugural Address of President Herbert Hoover, March 4, 1929 (Gilder Lehrman Collection)In November 1928, Republican Herbert Hoover was elected president over the Democratic nominee Al Smith.

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Women’s suffrage poster, 1915

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Woman Suffrage Party of the City of New York, Women in the Home broadside, ca. 1915. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)Opponents to women’s suffrage argued that voting would be detrimental to women’s character and to their families. This broadside, published around 1915 refutes those accusations.

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Recruiting posters for African American soldiers, 1918

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Colored Man Is No Slacker, print by E.G. Renesch, Chicago, Illinois, 1918. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)

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Theodore Roosevelt on the sinking of the Lusitania, 1915

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Theodore Roosevelt to Oscar King Davis, June 23, 1915. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)On May 7, 1915, the British passenger ship Lusitania, sailing from New York to Liverpool, was torpedoed by a German U-boat.

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Susan B. Anthony on suffrage and equal rights, 1901

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Susan B. Anthony, Statement of the current state of her work for equal rights fo

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Frederick Douglass on the disfranchisement of black voters, 1888

A primary source by Frederick Douglass
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Frederick Douglass to Robert Adams, December 4, 1888. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)Frederick Douglass, a former slave and premier champion of civil rights for African Americans and women, was the nineteenth century’s most famous black leader.

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Birth of a Nation, 1915

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Blank Advice sheet for The Birth of a Nation, 1915. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)This “Advice Sheet” flyer was distributed with D. W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation to theaters when the film was released in 1915.

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Lynching in America, ca. 1926

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NAACP, “For the Good of America” broadside, ca. 1926. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)The number of violent acts against African Americans accelerated during the first quarter of the twentieth century.

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[Color reproduction of a photograph depicting the lynching of four African Ameri
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Disfranchisement of African American voters in Virginia, 1901

A primary source by Giles Jackson
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Giles B. Jackson to R.C. Burrow, June 22, 1901. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)In February 1901, the Virginia General Assembly authorized a constitutional convention to draft election reforms.

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Abstinence pledge card, 1842

A primary source by Mathew Theobald
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[Abstinence pledge card], September 23, 1842 (Gilder Lehrman Collection)Mathew Theobald, a Catholic priest in Dublin, Ireland, founded the Cork Total Abstinence Society on April 10, 1838.

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