Creator

R. Lee Thomas

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Creation Date

4-27-1948

Description

Image of three rows of men, women and children sitting and standing in a church. A man and woman in the front row (center) are holding a banner. Banner: ELD. C.C. KNOX CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST MEMPHIS 4.27.48. Date: 4/27/1948. 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.

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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; Church of God in Christ (Memphis, Tenn.) -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; African American Pentecostals -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; Religious gatherings -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- Church of God in Christ -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; African Americans -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- Religious life -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works

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