Creator

R. Lee Thomas

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Creation Date

11-27-1948

Description

Image of four rows of men and women in a church. Banner on the railing in front. Banner: 42ND AN. SESS. WEST FLA. CONF. A.M.E. CHURCH MARIANNA NOV. 27. 48. BISHOP JA GREGG PRESIDING - REV. E. HOLLEY HOST. P.E. - REV N. LEATH PASTOR - REV. R.C. SNELLING. SECY. Date 11/24/1948. 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; African Methodist Episcopal Church (Marianna, Fla.) -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; A.M.E. Church (Marianna, Fla.) -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; African American Methodists -- Florida -- Marianna -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; African American Episcopalians -- Florida -- Marianna -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; Religious gatherings -- Florida -- Marianna -- African Methodist Episcopal Church -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; African Americans -- Florida -- Marianna -- Religious life -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works”

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