Creator

R. Lee Thomas

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Circa Date

1946-49

Description

Image of four rows of men, women and children in a church. Woman on the left is holding a sign. Sign: REV. J.W. WILSON CALVARY BAPT. Quote on back wall: ONE LORD. ONE FAITH. ONE BAPTISM. 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; Calvary Baptist Church -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; African American Baptists -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; Religious gatherings -- Southern States -- Calvary Baptist Church -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; African Americans -- Southern States -- Religious life -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works

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