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Ebenezer Baptist Church - Men at Building Dedication

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.
Date: unknown

Frank Strain Family

Description: Photograph of a family including a man and woman seated with a young girl as well as two older girls and young boys standing around them. Frank Strain (Mahala's second oldest child) is pictured with his wife and five children. Frank Strain was the porter on the first train to make a trip to Austin, a Houston and Texas Central train from Houston.
Date: unknown

First Baptist Church - Picnic

Description: Photograph of a group of people at a picnic honoring Rev and Mrs. Pius in 1922. Pictured are: Rev. and Mrs. Pius, Annie Roberts, La and Bueland Murphy, Ruth A. Pius, Mollie Perry, Rena Belle Leonard, Tracy Lewis, Janie Perry, Edna Stevenson, Rev. J.B. Knox, Lewis Mitchell, Mamie Smith, Birdie Lee, and Bessie Dotson.
Date: unknown

Mahala Murchison

Description: Photograph of Mahala Murchison in a dress and apron, posed out-of-doors. A man is standing beside her, but only partially visible. A fence and several trees are in the background. Mahala Murchison, the first African American to live in Austin, nTX. Mahala's father was the brother to Alexander Murchison, he died when she was about 10 years old, and on his deathbed Alexander promised to take care of her, she was brought with his family to Travis Co. Austin TX, and became the first black to settle there.
Date: unknown