Creator

R. Lee Thomas

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Circa Date

1946-49

Description

Image of three rows of men and women sitting and standing in a church. Banner held by people in the front row. Banner: REV. W.M. HUNTER ZION HOPE BAP. No date given. 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.

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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; African Americans -- Southern States -- History -- 1877-1964 -- Pictorial works; Zion Hope Baptist Church -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; African American Baptists -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; Religious gatherings -- Southern States -- Zion Hope Baptist Church -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; African Americans -- Southern States -- Religious life -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works"

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