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This primary source describes a church in Boston, Trinity Church, having protests against the election of an assistant bishop. In the Lampligther, church plays an important role in both Gertrude and Mr.Bruce lives. When Gertrude was eight years old…

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This image gives us an idea of what churches in Georgia were like during the time of The Color Purple. However, the image seems to include a white majority, different from that of The Color Purple

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This article talks about holiday dances that have been thrown in young ladies’ honor. One of the girl’s parties was said to be thrown at Sherry’s. These dances were a big social gathering for many of New York’s elites. This article ties into…

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This item is a newspaper front page of The Wall Street Journal, released on Monday, July 8, 1889. The price of this particular newspaper was two cents and the information on the top left of the page gives information about the newspapers publishing…

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In The Color Purple, Nettie writes to Celie about her brief time spent in Harlem, New York City. She describes the fashion, the people, the churches, and the beautiful city lights and the culture all around her. Compared to the oppressive south,…

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It describes the successes of many predominantly black schools in Atlanta. It talked about the history of Spelman, founded in 1881 by Packard and Giles and their development of the college. It describes Packard and GIles struggle to raise funds and…

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According to The Color Purple, Nettie used the train in order to get to New York. While on the train, she realized for the first time of how a train looked in the inside, which involved beds, restaurants, and bathrooms. Nettie also talks about the…

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A student that goes to or went to Spelman Seminary wrote this article. It shows the complete accuracy of Alice Walker when describing the start of Spelman. Two white women from New England who wanted to help other women of a “needy race” started…

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The growth of the transatlantic steamship article highlights the trend of the new transportation methods to go back and forth from America to Africa and Europe. The more popular the transportation became the bigger the ships became and there were…

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During the novel The Color Purple, Nettie travels to other countries due to missionary work for her church. While she is on the ship, she writes to Celie almost everyday. The article I have found talks about how the steamboat had advanced and what…
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