The project was developed by Jacqueline Woodard-Smith in 2008, when she was a library assistant in the Reference and Archives Department. Her goal: to expand the library‘s small collection of Black local history. She held the first ―Pardon Me, Brother‖ AfricanAmerican Family History Day in August, 2008. The title of the project is taken from a song by Curtis Mayfield, ―We
the people who are darker than blue‖,released by Rhino Records in 1970

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Allen Chape Angels of Glory Choir 1946
b/w photocopy of Allen Chapel Angels of Glory Choir from the Highway to Heaven musical presented at Garfield School July 18-19, 1946.

Lorean Hayden was the organist and Juanita Phelps the assistant… | more »
Allen Chapel Junior Choir 1946
b/w photocopy of Allen Chapel Junior Choir from Highway to Heaven musical presented at Garfield School July 18-19, 1946. | more »
Allen Chapel Victory Choir 1946
b/w photocopy of the Aleen Chapel Victory Choir
from the Highway to Heaven musical presented at Garfield School July 18-19, 1946. | more »
Allen Chapel Senior Choir 1946
b/w photocopy of Allen Chapel Senior Choir from the Highway to Heaven musical presented at Garfield School July 18-19, 1946. | more »