You've searched:

Artifacts at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
  • All fields: african american
(20 results)



Display: 20

    • Lula Reed advertising poster

    • Lula Reed advertising poster

    • Reed, Lula; Posters; African American singers; African American music; 1950s; Indianapolis (Ind.) -- Music

    • Lula Reed began to demonstrate her singing ability in church in the late 1940s. With the help of well-known gospel singer Harold Boggs, Reed débuted with the Sonny Thompson Orchestra in 1951. Achieving two hits on the Billboard Rhythm and Blues...
    • Muhammad Ali’s boxing game

    • Muhammad Ali’s boxing game

    • Ali, Muhammad, 1942-; Boxing; African American athletes; African American boxers; Games

    • During the 1960's boxer Cassius Clay, who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali, was a positive role model for many African-Americans. Ali was more than a boxer. He expressed his political views on the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. In...
    • Civil War era souvenir hat

    • Civil War era souvenir hat

    • Hats; headgear; Uniforms; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African American; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans; United...

    • During the Civil War, free African Americans wanted to fight for the independence of all African Americans. In 1864, Union General Stephen G. Burbridge formed units made up of "freedmen, ex-slaves, and slaves." The 5th United States...
    • Madam C.J. Walker's Wonderful Hair Grower product container

    • Madam C.J. Walker's Wonderful Hair Grower product container

    • Walker, C. J., Madam, 1867-1919; African Americans; African American businesspeople; Women capitalists and financiers; Women-owned business enterprises; Women millionaires; Businesswomen; Cosmetics industry; Millionaires; Indiana; Businesswomen --...

    • Sarah Breedlove Walker (1867-1919), better known as Madam C.J. Walker, was a central figure in the development of the African-American market for commercial beauty products. Shortly after the turn of the century, she developed a formula for hair...
    • Black bisque bebe doll

    • Black bisque bebe doll

    • Toys; African Americans; Dolls; African American dolls; Nineteenth century

    • This doll was made by the Jules Steiner doll company around 1890. Many European doll makers offered black bisque dolls, but they were often just tinted versions of dolls with Caucasian features. Nonetheless, these elegant dolls differed from the...
    • Michael Jackson record player

    • Michael Jackson record player

    • Autographs; Jackson, Michael, 1958-; African American musicians; Singers; African-American Singers; Rock Music; Phonograph turntables; 1970s; 1980s

    • Michael Jackson is one of the most successful and controversial music artists of the 20th century. He began his career as the youngest member of The Jackson Five, a group he was in with his brothers in the 1970s and 1980s. He became even more...
    • Nine patch variation quilt

    • Nine patch variation quilt

    • Quilts; Quilting; Depressions -- 1929; Del Rio (Tex.); African Americans -- Social life and customs; Sewing; African American quilts

    • Made in Del Rio, Texas by Mary Williams, this quilt includes leftover pieces of clothing. During the Great Depression (1929-1939), the quilt maker had to use materials on hand. Many adults struggled to earn enough money to feed their families. Many...
    • Bag

    • Bag

    • Apache Indians; Apache Indians--Social life and customs; Bags

    • Native American men and women used a variety of bags and pouches to contain many of life's necessities around the home and for travel. Bags were traditionally made from various animal hides and fur, as well as woven materials. Women usually...
    • Card pouch

    • Card pouch

    • Apache Indians; Apache Indians--Social life and customs; Bags; Card games; Playing cards

    • Native American men and women used a variety of bags and pouches to contain many of life's necessities around the home and for travel. Bags were traditionally made from various animal hides and fur, as well as woven materials. This particular pouch...
    • Awl case

    • Awl case

    • Apache Indians; Apache Indians--Social life and customs; Implements, utensils, etc.; Awls; Tools

    • Native American men and women used a variety of bags and pouches to contain many of life's necessities around the home and for travel. Bags were traditionally made from various animal hides and fur, as well as woven materials. Women usually...
    • Bag

    • Bag

    • Apache Indians; Apache Indians--Social life and customs; Bags

    • Native American men and women used a variety of bags and pouches to contain many of life's necessities around the home and for travel. Bags were traditionally made from various animal hides and fur, as well as woven materials. Women usually...
    • Pouch

    • Pouch

    • Apache Indians; Apache Indians--Social life and customs; Bags

    • Native American men and women used a variety of bags and pouches to contain many of life's necessities around the home and for travel. Bags were traditionally made from various animal hides and fur, as well as from woven materials. Women usually...
    • Awl case

    • Awl case

    • Apache Indians; Apache Indians--Social life and customs; Implements, utensils, etc.; Awls; Tools

    • Native American men and women used a variety of bags and pouches to contain many of life's necessities around the home and for travel. Bags were traditionally made from various animal hides and fur, as well as woven materials. Women usually...
    • Pouch

    • Pouch

    • Indians of North America; Kiowa Indians; Kiowa Indians -- Social life and customs; Bags; Clothing and dress

    • A variety of pouches and bags were worn by Kiowa men and women for different purposes. Bags were traditionally made from various animal hides and fur, as well as woven materials. Women usually decorated the bags with quills, paint, or beads. Small...
    • Pouch

    • Pouch

    • Apache Indians; Apache Indians--Social life and customs; Bags

    • Native American men and women used a variety of bags and pouches to contain many of life's necessities around the home and for travel. Bags were traditionally made from various animal hides and fur, as well as woven materials. Women usually...
    • Colts football helmet

    • Colts football helmet

    • Football; Football -- Equipment and supplies; Indianapolis Colts (Football team); Indianapolis; Indiana; Sports -- Indiana

    • In 1984 the Colts moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, the same year this helmet was made. Today, football inspires people all over the world, but 100 years ago very few people knew anything about American style football. An adaptation of English rugby,...
    • Voting machine

    • Voting machine

    • Electronic voting; Voting-machines; Voting; Elections; Marion County (Ind.); Elections -- Equipment and supplies

    • Thousands of Marion County, Indiana residents voted at this machine between the 1930s and the 1980 election. During this time, many African Americans struggled to gain the civil rights Caucasian men and women enjoyed. Even though the 15th Amendment...
Coming soon

This content is not yet available. Please check back.

 

QuickView

Display a larger image and more item information when the pointer pauses over a thumbnail
on off
 

Layout options:

Thumbnail with title
Grid with smaller thumbnails and more detail
Select the collections to add or remove from your search
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
 
OK