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[The Antioch Church in Palestine, Texas]
Photograph of the Antioch Church in Palestine, Texas. The church is comprised of two red brick buildings with a small steeple protruding from the roof of one of the buildings. A sign that says, "The Antioch Church" is just outside the building in front of some bushes. Right outside the buildings is a small parking lot. According to accompanying information, Sam Price was one of the church's founders. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth253093/
[Birth Certificate for Azilea D. Johnson]
Birth certificate for Azilea D. Johnson, born in Palestine, Texas, February 1878 to Ab Johnson and Emma Johnson. According to the certificate, both of her parents were slaves in Palestine at the time of her birth. The back of the page includes instructions for completing information and the text of legislation related to the form. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth191157/
[Birth Certificate for Benjamin F. Price]
Birth certificate for Benjamin F. Price, born in Palestine, Texas, February 1873 to Sam Price and Mary Foster. According to the certificate, both of his parents were slaves in Palestine at the time of his birth. The back of the page includes instructions for completing information and the text of legislation related to the form. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth191150/
[Birth Certificate for Vera Mae Cummings]
Birth certificate for Vera Mae Cummings, born in Palestine, Texas, May 15, 1922 to Gent Cummings and Nellie Bell Price. The back of the page includes instructions for completing information and the text of legislation related to the form. There is also a certificate stapled to the top of the back page certifying that the birth certificate is legitimate. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth191155/
[Broad View of Price Cemetery]
Photograph of a portion of Price Cemetery in Palestine, Texas. The cemetery grounds are largely made up of red dirt and small, spare patches of grass. A small number of headstones are visible in the distance. Verdant trees are visible in the distance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth253086/
[Death Certificate for Nellie Cummings]
Photocopy of the death certificate for Nellie Cummings, daughter of Benjamin F. Price and Asalene Johnson, who died May 1, 1982 in Palestine, Texas from apparent heart failure. She was buried in Price Cemetery in Palestine, Texas on May 8, 1982. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth191160/
[Death Certificate for Vera Nash]
Photocopy of the death certificate for Vera Nash, daughter of Gent Cummings and Nellie Bell Price, who died December 25, 1990 in Pontiac, Michigan from congestive heart failure. She was buried in Hillview Cemetery in Springfield, Michigan. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth191156/
[Deed of Sale for Land in Anderson County, Texas]
Official copy of a deed of sale for land in Anderson County, Texas, sold by Benjamin F. and Azilea Price to their widowed daughter, Nellie Cummings. There is a notice at the end certifying the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth191158/
[Deed of Sale for Land in Anderson County, Texas]
Official copy of a deed of sale for six acres of land in Anderson County, Texas, sold by Benjamin F. and Azilea Price to their daughter, Nellie Cummings. There is a notice at the end certifying the copy and citing the location of the original. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth191159/
[Former Property of Samuel Price]
Photograph of a portion of land once owned by Samuel Price. There are numerous trees on the land. The large oak tree on the left was planted by Sam Price, the former slave, over 119 years ago. On the right is a small, pentagon-shaped sign with the numbers 3723 on it. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth246581/
[Funeral Program for Ivery Lee Price, November 10, 2007]
Funeral program for Ivery Lee Price "Dib", born March 27, 1917 and died November 1, 2007. The funeral was held Saturday, November 10, 2007 at McCoy Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements were made through Mccoy Funeral Home. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth246580/
[Funeral Program for Rosa Lee Berry, March 31, 1982]
Funeral program for Rosa Lee Berry, born February 16, 1918 and died March 19, 1982. The funeral was held March 31, 1982 at Sand Flat Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Roy C. Davis. Funeral arrangements were made through McCoy Funeral Home and she was buried in Price Cemetery near Palestine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth191162/
[A Grave Plot in Price Cemetery]
Photograph of a grave plot within Price Cemetery in Palestine, Texas. The plot, which is located in an area devoid of grass and is mostly red dirt, has been sectioned off by cinder blocks into a rectangular shape. A small placard is embedded at the foot of the area. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth253088/
[Group of Businesspeople in Front of Chalkboard]
Photograph of a group of African-American businesspeople. The group consists of Vera Cummings Nash, who is seated in the first row, third person from the left, and three other women seated at a desk. Nine men stand in a row behind the women. There is a large chalkboard behind the group inscribed with a chart that is entitled "If you can bear The Cross you can wear The Crown" at the very top. One woman is poised holding a pen as if writing in the open book in front of her. There is a handwritten note at the front of the photograph that reads, "Hartfield foto". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth191154/
[H.L. Price and Sammie Hatch at the Farmer and Citizen's Bank]
Photograph of H.L. Price and Sammie Hatch standing inside the town bank. H.L. Price, the bank cashier, is standing in a protected area which has been sectioned off as the cashier area. It has a door and is made of wood and wire caging. Sammie Hatch is standing outside of the cashier's area with his hand on his hip. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth246571/
Head Cornerstone at Antioch Baptist Church
Photograph of the head cornerstone of Antioch Baptist Church in Palestine, Texas. The stone bears the names of several people, including Reverend William Duncan, the pastor at the time of the cornerstone setting. Other names include: W. Bragg, Samuel Price, and John Dickerson, who are the trustees, and W. Freeman, the builder. Also on the stone is the date of construction. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth246583/
[Headstone of Addie Price]
Photograph of the headstone marking the grave of Addie Price. The marker is a simple, rectangular vertical slab set into a two-tiered platform. Etched on front is Addie Price's name; beneath her name is her birth date, August 3, 1862, and her death date, August 13, 1910. The words "AT REST" are etched into the platform below the top stone. According to accompanying information, she was the wife of Tony Price, who was Sam and Mary Price's son. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth253094/
[Headstone of Azilea and Ben Price]
Photograph of the shared tombstone of Azilea D. Price and Ben F. Price. It features a floral border etched at the top. The family name has its own rectangular recessed area at the center of the tombstone; below the family name are the individuals' names, both of which are also confined in their own recessed rectangles. The name on the left, Azilea D., is accompanied her birth date, Feb. 15, 1888. The name on the right, Ben F., is followed by his birthdate, Jan. 15, 1883, and his death date, June 28, 1961. Below the pair of names is the quotation, "The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth253082/
[Headstone of Carter L. Price]
Photograph of the headstone marking the grave of Carter L. Price. The marker is tall and made of gray-colored stone. Etched on the front below Carter L. Price's name are the following words: "Died June 18, 1914. Aged 61 years." The rest of the words are illegible. According to accompanying information, he was born in December 1863. He was also the son of Sam and Mary Price. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth253090/
[Headstone of Elizabeth Beard]
Photograph of the headstone of Elizabeth Beard, born on April 4, 1913 and deceased on November 6, 2003. It features her name etched within the shape of a heart. Underneath her name are her birth dates and death dates; between the two dates is an image of Elizabeth in her womanhood. The words, "In loving memory" are directly below her picture. Floral bouquets that have been placed in front of her headstone are partially visible. According to accompanying information, she is the granddaughter of H.L. Price. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth253084/
[Headstone of Henry L. Price, Jr.]
Photograph of the headstone marking Henry L. Price, Jr.'s grave in Price Cemetery in Palestine, Texas. The marker is made of stone and features only his name, his year of birth, which is 1895, and year of death, which is 1910. Piles of dead leaves surround the headstone. According to accompanying information, Henry L. Price, Jr. was the son of H.L. and Rosa Price. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth253089/
[Headstone of Henry Lee Price]
Photograph of the headstone marking the grave of Henry Lee Price. The marker is a vertical slab made of stone. Etched underneath his name are the words: "Texas, U.S. Army, World War II, May 11, 1919, July 19, 1973." A metal placard holder is embedded in the ground just in front of the headstone. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth253092/
[Headstone of Lela M. Price]
Photograph of the headstone of Lela M. Price, born 1896 and deceased in 1910. Her grave marker is a small, rectangular block of stone, displaying only her name and the years she was born and deceased. Piles of dead leaves surround the marker. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth253085/
[Headstone of Nellie Bell Cummings]
Photograph of the headstone of Nellie Bell Cummings, born on December 24, 1896 and deceased on May 1, 1982. The image of a lamb with a decorative border is etched at the top of the headstone. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth253083/
[Headstone of William M. Price]
Photograph of the headstone marking the grave of William M. Price. The marker is a vertical slab made of gray-colored stone. Etched on the front beneath his name are the words: "Texas, PVT OMC, World War I, December 20, 1896, June 22, 1954." According to accompanying information, he was the son of Tony and Addie Price and the grandson of Sam and Mary Price. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth253091/
[Lease for Use of Land by Oxy Petroleum, Inc.]
Land lease granting rights to Oxy Petroleum, Inc. for eight acres in Anderson County, Texas held by Nellie Cummings. The agreement allows for the exploration for and removal of oil, gas, and minerals found on the property. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth191161/
[Photograph of a Group Seated in Front of a Window]
Photograph of a group of eight African-American women and one African-American man. The group of people are seated on a floral-printed semi-circle-shaped couch that faces the camera. The man is sitting in the middle, and there are four women seated on either side of the couch. In front of the group, in the foreground of the image, there is a small circular coffee table with a large fern sitting atop. Directly behind the seated man is a statue of a nude woman that faces the lefthand side of the image. The wall behind the group is made up of dark windows and light blinds that are opened halfway. There is a handwritten note on the front of the photograph that reads, "WASH. D.C. 1945" as well as a stamp on the back of the photograph that reads, "R. McDougall Washington D.C.". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth191153/
[Photograph of Aunt Bennie]
Photograph of Bennie Benita Price posing for a portrait. The photograph shows Bennie Price, daughter of Ben Price, from the bust up, and her head and eyes are turned slightly to face the right side of the image. The woman has short hair that is brushed toward the left side of her head, and is wearing a floral patterned dress with a white scooped collar. She is also wearing a beaded necklace around her neck. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Aunt Bennie". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth191152/
[Photograph of Benjamin Price]
Photograph of Ben Price, former teacher, seated in a wooden chair. He is wearing a shirt and vest with pants and the photo was taken outside of a house that has a porch with pillars. A handwritten note on the back says, "My Great-grandfather Ben Price. Grandmama Nellie B. Price Cumming's father." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth191149/
[Photograph of Lovie Price]
Photograph of Lovie Price and an unknown man standing side-by-side in front of an interior wall. Lovie is wearing a long, dark, double-breasted button-up dress with light-colored buttons and trim. She is also wearing an assortment of long beaded necklaces. The man standing next to her on the left is wearing a dark suit, white collared shirt, and a printed tie. He has glasses and a pocket watch chained to his belt. A couple of photos and a calendar are hanging on the wall behind the two. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth191151/
[Portait of Elizabeth Price Beard]
Photograph of Elizabeth Price Beard, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Price and granddaughter of Samuel Price. She has curly, shoulder-length hair and is wearing a black jacket and a white shirt. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth246584/
[Portrait of an Elderly Azilea Dora Johnson Price and Benjamin Franklin Price]
Photograph of Azilea Dora Johnson Price, who was a midwife in a Palestine, and Benjamin Franklin Price, an educator. Benjamin is the third son of Samuel Price. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth246586/
[Portrait of H.L. Price]
Photograph of Henry Lee Price, also known as H.L. Price. Price founded the town of Cuney, Texas and was the first African American to serve on a jury in Palestine, Texas. He is the son of Samuel Price, the former slave. He is wearing a three-piece suit, which is only partially visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth246573/
[Portrait of Henry Lee Price]
Photograph of Henry Lee Price, son of Benjamin Franklin Price and grandson of Samuel Price. He was named for his uncle, H.L. Price. He has short, curly black hair and is wearing a military-style jacket, a shirt, and a tie. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth246585/
[Portrait of Ivery Lee Price]
Photograph of Ivery Lee Price sitting in a chair with an acoustic guitar on his lap. He is an ancestor of Samuel Price. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth246575/
[Portrait of Lovie Venola Cummings Woodland]
Photograph of Lovie Venola Cummings Woodland, daughter of Nellie Bell Price and Gent Cummings. She is wearing a gingham dress and is standing outdoors near a red dirt pathway. A small white house is visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth246591/
[Portrait of Nellie Bell Price]
Photograph of Nellie Bell Price standing on the lawn of a fenced-in yard. She is wearing a short-sleeve dress. A couple of houses are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth246596/
[Portrait of Nellie Bell Price]
Photograph of Nellie Mae Price, daughter of Azilea D. Johnson and Benjamin F. Price. She is standing outdoors near a dirt path, wearing a plaid, drop-waist dress, with her hands on her hips. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth246594/
[Portrait of Rosa Lee Cummings Berry with Her Nephew]
Photograph of Rosa Lee Cummings Berry and her nephew, James Henry Woodland. Rosa is the daughter of Nellie Bell Price and Gent Cummings; James is the son of Lovie Venola Cummings and Henry Woodland. James is wearing a knitted cap and a jacket while his aunt is wearing a white shirt. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth246593/
[Portrait of Samuel Price]
Photograph of Samuel Price, a former slave, who owned 4,000 acres of land in Palestine, Texas. He has a beard and a mustache and is wearing a suit jacket and a tie. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth246572/
[Portrait of Vera Mae Cummings Nash]
Photograph of Vera Mae Cummings Nash, daughter of Nellie Bell Price and Gent Cummings and sister of Lovie Venola Cummings. She is seated in a chair and posed for a portrait in front of a backdrop that features the propeller of an airplane. She is wearing a fur coat, a dress, pantyhose and peep toe heels. Her hands are folded on her lap with gloves laid over them. According to accompanying information, she was also the first African-American to work as a secretary in the White House. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth246592/
[Portrait of Vera Mae Cummings Nash]
Photograph of Vera Mae Cummings Nash, daughter of Nellie Bell Price and Gent Cummings. She is standing with her hands behind her back, wearing a light blue turtleneck and khaki pants. A name tag is attached to her shirt on her chest. A banner with the words "Golden Opportunity" is partially visible behind her. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth246595/
[Postcard of Azilea Dora Johnson with Daughter Virgie Price Hodges]
Postcard of Azilea Dora Johnson with her daughter, Virgie Mae Price Hodges. They are both wearing white long-sleeve blouses, long skirts, and boots. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth246587/
[Price Cemetery]
Photograph of Price Cemetery in Palestine, Texas. In view is a grave plot enclosed by a rectangular frame set into the ground; within the plot are several headstones. The landscape of the cemetery grounds is grassy with some patches of red dirt. Verdant trees are in the distance just beyond a wire fence. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth253087/
[Program for the Dedication of a Historical Marker in Palestine, Texas]
Program made for the dedication ceremony of an official Texas Historical Marker at the former site of the McKnight Plaza. The marker bears the name J.B. McKnight, the man who purchased the land where the plaza used to stand. Inside the program is the program schedule, a brief biography of McKnight, and an extensive history of the site. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth246574/
[Sign Leading to Price Cemetery]
Photograph of a road sign leading to Price Cemetery, named for Samuel Price, as seen through the window of a car. The cemetery was once used as a place to bury slaves. A tree-lined road is visible in the distance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth246582/
[Stock Share Certificate From Farmers & Citizens Savings Bank]
Certificate for one share of capital stock from the Farmer and Citizens Savings Bank, issued to Joseph F. Price and signed by H. L. Price. An engraved image of an eagle and an embossed seal are featured on the front. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth246589/
[Stone Wall Built by Ivery Lee Price]
Photograph of a stone wall on the side of a paved road. The wall was constructed by Ivery Lee Price, a mason in Palestine. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth246576/
[Stone Wall Built by Ivery Lee Price]
Photograph of a stone wall, constructed by Ivery Lee Price, who was a mason in Palestine, Texas. Vines cover a portion of the wall. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth246577/
[Stone Wall Built by Ivery Lee Price]
Photograph of a stone wall, constructed by Ivery Lee Price, who was a mason in Palestine, Texas. Above the wall is a wire fence that is partially covered in vines. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth246579/
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