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"Come back here, you black rascal." "Can't come back nohow, massa; Dis chile's CONTRABAN'"

General Armstrong was instrumental in starting the Hampton University, then known as the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute.

Interview with Miss Mary Jane Wilson who graduated from the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute in 1874.

Photograph showing the results of a dig for the Hampton History Museum on the site of a "Contraband" camp. Holes like this were used by slaves to store personal belongings.

Biographical information for Miriam D. Mann, one of the "human computers" for NASA

Photograph of Miriam D. Mann

President Roosevelt signing a declaration.

Launching of the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) spacecraft from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission -- the first U.S. manned spaceflight. The Mercury-Redstone 3 was the first United States human spaceflight, on May 5, 1961, piloted by astronaut Alan…

Man participates in the dig for historical evidence of the "contraband" camp in Hampton, Virginia.

Letter signed by NASA director Floyd L. Thompson congratulating Miriam D. Mann on 20 years of Federal Government service. The letter is dated April 1, 1963 and describes the award Mrs. Mann would receive at the ceremony in October 1963.
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