A Ratification Meeting, Republicans and Readjusters, Nottoway Courthouse, Mss1 AL546 a 49-64
This broadside announced a meeting of two parties—Republicans and Readjusters—to ratify the new state constitution of 1870, which prohibited slavery and established free public schools.
A horse-drawn hearse from the African American–owned A. D. Price Funeral Home
A horse-drawn hearse from the African American–owned A. D. Price Funeral Home, Richmond, late 19th century, 2005.549
Thoroughly segregated, African Americans were compelled to establish parallel economies in order to find jobs and such basic services as grocery stores, banks, hotels, and even burial.