Creator

R. Lee Thomas

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Creation Date

4-18-1948

Description

Image of women, some in caps and gowns, sitting and standing around two men. Two women are holding a sign: DR BJ PERKINS UNION BAPT MEMPHIS 4 18 48. One of 156 black and white photographs by R. Lee Thomas, an African American photographer active in the early twentieth century in the southern United States. Thomas’ work provides photographic documentation of southern black social life, primarily religious and labor groups, circa 1946-1949. The majority of the photographs depict groups from Birmingham, Alabama, and adjacent areas. His imprint contains the caption: Made by R. Lee Thomas, Mound Bayou, Mississippi, The Oldest Negro Town in America. Date: 4/18/1948

Keywords

"Eartha M.M. White Collection; Thomas, R. Lee, (Photographer) -- Photograph collections; African American photographers -- Mississippi -- Mound Bayou -- History -- 20th century – Archives; Photographers, Black -- Mississippi -- Mound Bayou -- History -- 20th century – Archives; Union Baptist Church (Memphis, Tenn.) -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; African American Baptists -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; Religious gatherings -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- Union Baptist Church -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; African Americans -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- Religious life -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works"

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