African American families -- Georgia -- Atlanta
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Content This collection contains various types of visual images, including photographs, lithoghraphs, posters, and prints from periodicals, pertaining to African Americans. Included in the collection are stereotypical racist pictures and postcards; photographs of African Americans working as domestics, agricultural laborers, musicians, streetcar conductors, etc.; portraits of African American women, men, and children; prints depicting significant events, such as the Fort Pillow Massacre and the...
Dates: 1860-1957, undated
Scope and Content The collection contains images of former enslaved people and elderly African Americans who lived at the E.R. Carter Home for the Elderly. Named in honor of Reverend Edward Randolph Carter (1856-1944), the pastor spearheaded an extensive housing ministry and directed the construction of a home for the aged, which was operated by Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The home was later demolished.
Dates: approximately 1900, undated
Scope and Content The Anderson family photographs consist of albumen prints, a cabinet card, photographic postcards, and individual and group portrait prints in studio settings and exterior snapshots around the Atlanta, Georgia area. Most of the images are unidentified men, women, and children. Identified individuals include a cabinet card of Jessie M. Anderson, a postcard image of George Ballard, and portrait prints of Alberta Adams, Alberta Anderson, and Ella Mae Matthews. Of interest is a photograph of a...
Dates: approximately 1920-1945
Scope and Content The images consist of portraits of Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, primarily at public events such as graduation ceremonies or committee meetings during his tenure as the president of Morehouse College. Other photographs consist of Mays with other individuals or groups, including faculty members. Most of the group photographs are identified by event only and include general faculty or administrators posed in cap and gown, consisting of Benjamin E. Mays; Charles E. Merrill, Chairman, Board of Trustees,...
Dates: approximately 1947-1981
Scope and Content The collection of photographs encompasses images of the Bowen family. The bulk of the photograph collection consists of images of studio poses and bust portraits of Reverend Bowen and his second wife, Irene Smallwood Bowen, and of John Wesley Edward Bowen, Jr., including Bowen, Jr. in a class photograph. Other images are unidentified studio poses and a postcard with an image of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., which shows King enjoying a joke by comedian Joey Adams at a benefit for the Southern...
Dates: approximately 1889-1963
Scope and Content This collection documents the political life of Charles Longstreet Weltner and the built landscape of Atlanta, Georgia, in the 1950s and 1960s. Film footage highlights a variety of Weltner's campaign activities including him walking on the sidewalk through a blighted Atlanta neighborhood; Weltner looking over the city of Atlanta from the top of the Merchandise Mart; and scenes most likely used for campaign ads. Included are street scenes of downtown Atlanta, with views of public and private...
Dates: approximately 1958-1966, undated
Scope and Content This collection contains personal documents from Dr. Louis W. Sullivan. Materials include a 60th high school reunion program, family correspondence and genealogy papers, Morehouse Alumni Club agendas, booklets from Morehouse College, and Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) correspondence. MSM correspondence includes employment paperwork, budget discussions, an annual report to the board of trustees, and letters from Morehouse College regarding the creation of the Medical Education Program/MSM....
Dates: 1946-2018, undated
Scope and Content The collection of photographs consists of images documenting the life of William R. Evans and Alva C. Evans’ family in Atlanta. The images include portrait photographs of their family and friends; however, most of the images are studio portraits of unidentified people. Twelve photographs include William and Alva Evans at their family home, work, and in studio portraits. Also included is a small scrapbook with unidentified photographs. Most of the images in the scrapbook are of Alva Evans, one...
Dates: approximately 1920-1970, undated
Scope and Content This collection contains 1,668 images. The images depict Graham Jackson, his family, and Jackson's performances at various events and locations. Also featured are photographs of Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the Little White House in Warm Springs and theLife magazine photograph by Ed Clark. Other images of politicians include President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Georgia Governor Lester Maddox, and President Jimmy Carter. The majority of the photographs are portraits...
Scope and Content This collection contains images from the Kuhn's Photography Studio, including photographs of both the Kuhns family and clients. Many of the images are identified, however most of the tintypes remain unidentified.
Dates: approximately 1860-1929
Scope and Content The collection documents the political, civic, educational, professional, family, and social life of members of the Long, Rucker, and Aiken families from 1859 through the 1970s. The images document three generations of the Long, Rucker, and Aiken families and visually chronicles their rise from slavery to social and political influence. It also provides visual documentation of African American life from Reconstruction to the late 20th century.
Dates: 1859-1979, undated
Scope and Content This collection documents four generations of the Luckie family, very early members of Atlanta's free African American community.
Dates: 1860-1940, undated
Scope and Content The collection consists of photographs documenting the public work of Paul Jones as regional director of ACTION. Most of the photographs depict ceremonial occasions, such as certificate presentations, public speeches, grant awards, or the signing of documents. Jones is pictured with identified and unidentified public officials, including Georgia Governor George Busbee and Florida Governor Reuben Askew, and with associations, including VISTA, RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program), and the...
Dates: approximately 1970-1981
Scope and Content This collection contains material relating to the endeavors of Paul R. Jones. Included in the contents are newspaper clippings, personal and political correspondence, and programs and awards from the many organizations with which he was involved.