Creator

R. Lee Thomas

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Description

Image of three rows of men, women and children in a church. Banner held by people in the front row. Banner: REV. F.R. BLAKEY METROPOLITAN A.M.E. ZION CH. 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; Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; African American Methodists -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; African American Episcopalians -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; Religious gatherings -- Southern States -- Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; African Americans -- Southern States -- Religious life -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works

 
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