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Douglass Club Cake

Description: Photograph of a decorated cake for the Douglass Club 1906. The Douglass Club is an organization promoting the study of literature and philanthropy.
Date: unknown

Douglass Club Members

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

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

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

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

Ernestine Thompson receiving community service award from D.A.R.

Description: The Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.)representative, Nancy Tanner, honors Ernestine Thompson with the Community Service Award at the W.H. Passon Historical Society on May 21, 2006. Ernestine collected artifacts for the Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum.
Date: May 21, 2006

Estella Strain

Description: Portrait of Estella Strain, the first wife of Morris Strain. Morris was the grandson of Mahala Murchison, the first African American to live in Austin.
Date: unknown

Fannie Mae Caldwell Elementary School

Description: Exterior photograph of the Fannie Mae Caldwell Elementary School in Round Rock, TX. The school is named for Fannie Mae Caldwell, a long-time educator in Pflugerville, TX.
Date: February 16, 2005

Fanny Mae Caldwell Elementary School

Description: Photograph of the exterior of the Fanny Mae Caldwell Elementary School in Round Rock, TX. The school is named for Fanny Mae Caldwell, a long-time educator in Pflugerville, TX.
Date: February 16, 2005

Fanny Mae Tyson Caldwell

Description: Photograph of Fanny Mae Tyson Caldwell's portrait on a table in the office of the Caldwell Elementary School.
Date: 2004