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Chapbooks that Mary Leslie Newton self published

This still image shows a variety of self-published chapbooks of poetry by Mary Leslie Newton held in the Newton Family Collection at the Center for Archival Collections at Bowling Green State University.

"There Was Nothing There"

This item is a digitization of Polaroid photographs of an unpublished children's book titled "There Was Nothing There," written and illustrated by Frances Halley Newton.

Mahalia Jackson in Douglas Sirk's Imitation of Life

In his 1959 film, Imitation of Life, director Douglas Sirk purposefully used various film technologies to depict singer-actress Mahalia Jackson in unflattering light and grainy resolution.

The Civil Rights of 1968

The Civil Rights Act of 1968, otherwise known as the Fair Housing Act, is signed into law, prohibiting landlords from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin.

Civil Rights Act of 1964

Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law, outlawing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Voting Rights Act of 1965

Passed by Congress and signed into law by President Johnson, the legislation outlawed literacy tests and other efforts to limit the right to vote based on race.