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Description: Photograph of a young girl (identified as Hortence Webster) in a light-colored dress, posed on a flight of stairs. She is sitting on a patterned rug near two houseplants. Hortence Webster, the great granddaughter of Mahala Murchison, the first African American to live in Austin.
Description: Photograph of several members of First Baptist Church in the sanctuary. In the foreground, a man in a suit and stole is handing a piece of paper to a woman and shaking her hand. A second woman and man are visible behind them.
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
Description: The bulletin from the funeral service for Fanny Mae Tyson Caldwell at St. John Regular Baptist Association Tabernacle. Mrs. Caldwell was a long-time educator in Pflugerville, TX. Included in the bulletin are: one of her favorite poems, "The House by the Side of the Road", the order of the service, her obituary, a Litany of Gratitude in her honor, and a family tribute.
Date: May 14, 2004
Item Type: Text
Description: Photograph of several people in a room, including Pastor McDonald of First Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. The man on the right is wearing a dark suit and holding a basket, standing on a platform; to the left, a man in a light suit is facing him and a woman behind him is seated and holding a bouquet of flowers. A flag, microphones, and various other objects are visible behind the three people.
Description: Photograph of men signing contract for building the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Austin, TX on August 8, 1955. Included are (seated): U.S Fowler, Secretary of Trustee Board; Charles Fowler of Fowler Electric; Troy Ragland, Gemeral Contractor; J.D. Young of Young and Pratt, Heating Contractors; T.C. Calhoun, Chairman of Trustees; U.S. Gregg, Assistant Church Clerk; (standing): Robert L. Rowe, Pastor; W.B. Campbell, Church Treasurer; Walter J. Jones, Trustee and Building Committee Member; Perry Edmondson, Chairman of Deacon Board and Building Committee; C.H. Walker, Trustee; G.B. Arnold, Trustee.