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Description: Program for Barbara Jordan, Governor of Texas, June 10, 1972 from the "Governor for a Day" celebration.
Item Type: Book
Description: Photograph of Carl Walker sitting at a desk, reading a book. There are seals hanging on the wall behind him and a U.S. flag. Walker of Houston became the first negro in the south to be appointed an assistant United States District Attorney. A graduate of Texas Southern University Law School, his appointment in 1961 was to the southern district of Texas.
Description: Photograph of Dr. Herman Barnett garbed for surgery and looking at some medical equipment while he holds a gas mask over a patient's face. Dr. Barnett was the first African American to be admitted to the University of Texas Medical school, graduated with honors in 1953. He is the first native Texas African American to graduate from a Texas medical school and be licensed to practice in Texas.
Description: Photograph of Concord Choir at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Barbara Seidel Medearis was the Choir Director of the Concord Choir, a school teacher and the mother of four children. She is on the far left. Her mother, Ethel Taylor was a musician for the church for many years. The family lived in the Blacklands Neighborhood on Leona Street in East Austin.
Description: Photograph of pall bearers carrying the casket of Rev. Jerome Christopher Lott. He served as pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Austin, TX from 1928-1949.
Date: March 1949