• Shadrick Carter, Postman

    This photograph shows Carter on horseback with his mail satchel and an armful of papers. Verso side reads: Shadrick Carter came to Knoxville from Georgia in 1875. He went to work as a mail carrier for…

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  • The Carbsil gang, 1932

    George Teers, Granville Booker, Henry Fleming, and W. A. Johnson in an informal group portrait.

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  • John B. Elliot

    This is a portrait of a young African American man in a suit. Verso side reads: John B. Elliot, Sullivan, W.V, Knoxville College, Class of 1930.

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  • Knoxville College Chemistry Building

    Coeducational class of African American students standing at laboratory benches in a brick walled room, with a shelf holding clear glass bottles at rear, and a white man in a suit to the left of black…

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  • African American leaders in Knoxville, Tennessee

    The five men in this picture who stand in front of Knoxville's Carnegie Library were prominent citizens in the black community. They are identified on the back of the photograph as: Jim Beck, postal c…

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  • C. Louie Armstrong

    In 1954 C. Louie Armstrong was elected to the Knox County Court in Tennessee. He served until 1960.

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  • Glen Mitchell Gray

    Verso side reads: Glen Mitchell Gray was the first black student ever admitted to the University of Tennessee in 1952. He was a graduate student.

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  • John and Calvin and Barlow Roberts

    Free Hill Community Center

    African American three-piece string band, two older men with fiddles, a younger man in center with banjo, seated outside in straight back wooden chairs against an unpainted frame structure.

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  • Sampson Keeble

    Butler, Roy W

    This portrait bust of Representative Sampson Keeble, the first African American elected to the General Assembly, was commissioned by the Tennessee General Assembly in 2008.

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  • Cross country travelers

    Five African Americans posing in and next to an early automobile, in front of Jarnigan & Son Undertakers. The open running board on the driver's side is being used for stowage, and three persons, two…

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  • Knoxville Gun Club

    The Knoxville Gun Club poses with rifles in a field. The thirteen men are all well-dressed and standing: many wear ties and all of them wear hats. Some of the men have been identified on the back of t…

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  • Maynard James and Harvey Allen

    Photograph shows two young African American men dressed in suits and hats leaning against a fire hydrant on a busy street. Verso side reads: Maynard James (L) and Harvey Allen.

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  • Austin High School group

    Four young African American women in high collared blouses are seated around an African American gentleman in a suit whose arms rest on ornately carved arms of a chair.

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  • Voting District 29-2, Memphis

    Taylor, Reverend L.O

    Color film footage showing African American women standing in line, two African American men assisting a small boy walking on a porch, a sign reading 29-2 "Vote Here," African American men standing in…

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  • Henry Clay Evans

    Portrait of a young African American man in a suit from the side view. Verso side identifies this individual as Henry Clay Evans. This image is most likely a school photograph from Knoxville College o…

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  • Fred Logan

    Verso said reads: "Fred Logan, For over 50 years, Mr. Logan owned various night clubs in Knoxville and promoted shows featuring some of the biggest personalities in show business." These personalities…

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  • Sylvester McBee poses in front of his Vine Avenue fruit stand

    Man wearing a bowler hat, bow tie, white shirt and suspenders, and white apron, standing at the open door of a fruit and vegetable stand, with bushel baskets displaying all manner of produce.

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  • Reverend William H. Franklin

    Verso side reads: William H. Franklin was born a slave in Knoxville in 1852. He became the first black graduate of Maryville College in 1880. He became a minister in 1883 and founded Swift Memorial Co…

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  • Henry Fleming at the Carbsil Plant

    Henry Fleming is pictured walking in front of a vehicle.

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  • Knox County deputy sheriffs

    Three African American men with badges are standing beside a Knox County Sheriff car.Verso side reads: Knox County Deputy Sheriffs, c. 1951. L-R: Albert Bowerman, Willie Whitelaw, and Clarence Hardin.

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