Lynching in America, ca. 1926

A primary source by National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
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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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NAACP, “For the Good of America” broadside, ca. 1926. (Gilder Lehrman Collection
[Color reproduction of a photograph depicting the lynching of four African Ameri
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Japanese internment, 1942

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This WWII broadside, ditributed in Los Angeles, ordered “all persons of Japanese ancestry” to assemble for transport to detention camps.

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Photograph of an abandoned farm in the Dust Bowl, 1938

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FDR on racial discrimination, 1942

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Franklin D. Roosevelt to Joseph Curran, January 14, 1942. (Gilder Lehrman CollecOn June 25, 1941, almost six months before the United States’ entry into World War II, President Franklin D.

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Eyewitness account of the sinking of the Titanic, 1912

A primary source by Washington Dodge
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Washington Dodge, Eyewitness account of sinking of the Titanic, April 15, 1912. Shortly before midnight on April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg roughly 400 miles off the coast of Newfoundland.

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Lifeboat carrying Titanic shipwreck survivors. (National Archives)
Washington Dodge, Eyewitness account of sinking of the Titanic, April 15, 1912.
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Herbert Hoover on the Great Depression and New Deal, 1931–1933

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Herbert Hoover to Louis L. Emmerson, July 10, 1931. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)The stock market crashed on Thursday, October 24, 1929, less than eight months into Herbert Hoover’s presidency. Most experts, including Hoover, thought the crash was part of a passing recession.

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