Creator

R. Lee Thomas

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Creation Date

11-24-1948

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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