[Freedmens First Vote - Palestine, Texas]

[Freedmens First Vote - Palestine, Texas]

Date: c. 1866
Creator: unknown
Description: This is a photo of the first Anderson County Courthouse the day of the Freedmen's First Vote. Notice the voters' horses tied to the railing and the Union guards watching over them to prevent opposition from taking or harming them.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
["C.A. Moers hay baling crew"]

["C.A. Moers hay baling crew"]

Date: 1912
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of "C.A. Moers hay baling crew" as written on the back of the photograph. A young African-American boy is sitting on a hay baler that is beside two dark horses with harnesses. Two African-American men are on either side of a wagon. Man on horseback in background on left. A man is also standing on top of a wagon loaded with hay bales.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Grave of Ardelia A. Lee, Marshall]

[Grave of Ardelia A. Lee, Marshall]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: The grave of Ardelia A. Lee is in the Powder Mill Cemetery on FM 1997, Marshall. The cemetery is traditionally African-American. The dates on the stone are 1868-1932. Other words are "Wife of J. R. E. Lee Good Mother and a Faithful Wife for 50...Years." Stylized flowers decorate the top of the stone. Ardelia A. Lee was the wife of John Robert Edward Lee whose monument is nearby. There is an entry about him in the Texas History Portal.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Dr. Theopolus Caviness Makes an Address in Marshall]

[Dr. Theopolus Caviness Makes an Address in Marshall]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Dr. Theopolus Caviness prepares to give an address during a visit to Marshall. The event and date are unknown. He is wearing the traditional doctor's academic robes. A microphone dangles in front of his tie. Dr. Caviness is married to Jimmie Pitts Caviness, singer and vocal teacher, who also has an entry in the Texas History Portal. The Caviness couple lived in Cleveland, Ohio at the time of this picture, c1970-1984.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Children at Play]

[Children at Play]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A group of African-American children play a jumprope game. Five girls and two boys are in the group. A man and woman at the left, and a woman at the right look on. One girl holds the rope, while another at the left runs to jump into the game. The person at the other end of the rope is not visible.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Peoples Funeral Home, Marshall]

[Peoples Funeral Home, Marshall]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Peoples Funeral Home is located at 1301 W. Grand Ave. in Marshall, Texas. Owned by three generations of the Williams family, it has served the African-American community since 1927 (as listed in the city directories). It is still in operation. It was established by Milton Williams, Sr. Born and reared in Harrison County, he became a mortician. He married Josie P. Campbell and they established six funeral homes in East Texas. He also started the Peoples Funeral Service Insurance Company. He died in 1966, and is buried with his wife in the Powder Mill Cemetery of Marshall. Milton Williams, Jr. continued in the family business. He graduated from Bishop College of Marshall and the Texas School of Mortuary Science in Ft. Worth. He was also a certified insurance underwriter. Active in professional, church, and civic matters, he was the first Negro to run for public office in Marshall. He is deceased. His widow, Rubye Adams Williams, is still active. They produced two children: a daughter, Dr. Rubye Jo Williams Jones (see Texas History Portal entry) and Milton Herschell Williams, III. This son has also continued in the family business. Educated at Wiley College of Marshall and the University of North ...
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Cheerleaders]

[Cheerleaders]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A group of African-American cheerleaders, unidentified, posed for this photograph, possibly for their yearbook.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
Haymond and A. D.

Haymond and A. D.

Date: c. 1930
Creator: unknown
Description: Two males identified on the back of the photograph as "My very best friends Haymond and A. D." They are standing in front of a porch with columns. One is in a pale suit and tie and the other in a dark suit and striped tie.
Contributing Partner: Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum
Unidentified Man and Woman

Unidentified Man and Woman

Date: c. 1934
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of unidentified man and woman standing in front of an unknown building. The man is wearing a dark suit and tie and glasses and the woman is in a long skirt and short-sleeved sweater.
Contributing Partner: Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum
Unidentified Group of Young Girls

Unidentified Group of Young Girls

Date: c. 1911
Creator: unknown
Description: Group of five unidentified young girls with an unidentified woman in the background. They are all wearing white dresses and are standing in order of height from the shortest to the tallest. There is a fence and tree in the background.
Contributing Partner: Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum
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