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Tennessee; African American women; African Americans--Appalachian Region; African American men; African Americans--Southern States; African American heritage; African American churches; African American religious leaders; African American religious thought and life; African American youth; African American students; African Americans--Education; African Americans--Education--Southern States; African American families.


Articles, photographs, and artifacts from Bristol, TN and Bristol, VA.


Black in Appalachia


January 7, 2020


Lillian K. Davis, Mary Dulaney-Faulkerson, Tonia L. Johnson, Bonnie Norris, James McDaniel, Jerry Baskin, Penny Hudson, Arthur Kevin Wyatt, Vivian English Releford, Gloria English, Carolyn Clay Gudger, William Campbell, Patricia Horton, Walter H. Morton, Alma E. Dickerson Wheeler, Geneva Brown, Bernettna Howard, Joyce E. Moore, Drucilla Hogans, John Ed Hogans III, Theressa Taylor


Items can be used for private reflection and research, and not for commercial purposes.


United States--Tennessee--Bristol;
United States--Virginia--Bristol

Collection Items

Colored Exhibits at Bristol Fair
An August 26, 1916 article detailing the request of Robert E. Clay to have African Americans submit exhibit for the Bristol Fair.

Negro Physicians to Organize Here
An October 17, 1916 article detailing the meeting of African American physicians to organize a physicians council.

Negro Business League Meeting
A July 22, 1916 article detailing an upcoming meet for the Negro Business League.

Dates For Glee Club
An October 22, 1916 article detailing upcoming meetings for the glee club of the Bristol Negro Business League.

Glee Club Has More Enagagements
A September 29, 1916 article listing upcoming engagement for the glee club of the Bristol Negro Business League.

Glee Club Heard at the Bristol "Y"
A September 15, 1916 article recounting a performance by the Negro Business League glee club.

Why Negro's Skin Is Dark
A September 28, 1916 racist pseudoscientific article explaining why African Americans have dark.

Negro Must Use What He Has, Says Publisher
A December 5, 1916 article in which Henry Allen Boyd, secretary of the National Negro Press Association, urges people to use what they have to "advance the development of the assets of the colored race".

Dr. R. B. McArthur
A short biography for Dr. R. B. McArthur, a prominent local physician in Bristol.

The Hotel Roberts
An advertisement for The Hotel Roberts, which boasts itself as the "only first-class hotel with all modern conveniences in the whole Appalachian region for Colored people."
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