Creator

R. Lee Thomas

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Creation Date

10-1948

Circa Date

1946-49

Description

Image of four rows of men sitting and standing in room. In the center of front row, several are holding a banner. Banner: UNITED MINE WORKERS LOCAL #6255 GRAYSVILLE REV. C.L. HARRIS PRES OC(?) 2 (?) PERCY DUNCAN. FIN. SECY (?) WILLIAMS TREAS. R.B. Wil(?)(bottom and right side of banner partially visible). Date not visible. 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; United Mine Workers of America -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; Miners -- Labor unions -- Graysville -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; African American labor union members -- Graysville -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works

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