Creator

R. Lee Thomas

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Creation Date

11-4-1948

Description

Image of five rows of men, women and children standing and sitting in a church. Banner held by people on the left. Banner: CENTRAL ALA AN. CONF. C.M.E. CH. FAYETTE ALA. NOV 4.48. BISHOP J.A. HAMLETT PRESIDING – REV. R.R. ROBINSON SECY. – REV. C.L. HARGROVES. Date: 11/4/1948. 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.

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; C.M.E. Church (Fayette, Ala.) -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; Colored Methodist Episcopal Church (Fayette, Ala.) -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; African American Methodists -- Alabama -- Fayette -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; African American Episcopalians -- Alabama -- Fayette -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; Religious gatherings -- Alabama -- Fayette -- C.M.E. Church -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; Religious gatherings -- Alabama -- Fayette -- Colored Methodist Episcopal Church -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; African Americans -- Alabama -- Fayette -- Religious life -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works

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