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Blackshear School Faculty

Description: Copy print of faculty of the Blackshear School of Austin, TX in the early 1950s seated in the school library. A painting of children reading hangs behind them.
Date: c. 1950
Item Type: Photograph

Blackshear School Students

Description: Copy print of students of the Blackshear School of Austin, TX in the early 1940s. Names written on the photo include: R. Corley and Rice (the principal).
Date: c. 1940
Item Type: Photograph

T. C. Calhoun

Description: Portrait of T. C. Calhoun, the second principal of Kealing Junior High School in Austin, TX in 1935 .
Date: 1935
Item Type: Photograph

Carl Walker

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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Douglass Club Members

Description: Photograph of members of the Douglass Club, an organization promoting the study of literature and philanthropy.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Dr. Herman A. Barnett

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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Ebenezer Baptist Church - Concord Choir

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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph