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[Old Cemetery Gate, Harrison County]
Mr. U. R. Weisner, local leader in the Leigh Community of Harrison County, shows a gate to Antioch Cemetery that needs repair. The cemetery is traditionally an African-American site, owned by a church of the same name.
[Business in Marshall]
A barber shop in Marshall is in a one-story brick building with large windows, a side-gable roof, and a gable over the front steps. Moon's Laundry and Cleaners is visible at the right edge of the picture.
[Susie B. Jones McGee, Marshall Educator]
A native of Harrison County, Susie B. Jones McGee was educated in Marshall schools, followed by colleges in Arkansas, and finally Bishop College in Marshall. Receiving her teacher certification, she taught kindergarten and primary grades, eventually becoming principal of the primary department at Central School, the first public school for African-American children in Marshall. In 1914 she lived at the corner of Sanford and Alexander Streets in Marshall. No other dates are known. She is buried in Powder Mill Cemetery in Marshall.
[African-American Woman in Harrison County]
An unidentified African-American woman of Harrison County.
[Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, Louisiana]
The Norton Art Gallery is located in Shreveport, Louisiana. An unidentified woman from Marshall is standing in the front drive of the museum.
[Elderly Woman in Harrison County]
Photograph of an unidentified African-American woman posed in a wood chair on the porch of a frame building. The elderly woman wears clothing of a hundred or more years ago and has a cloth around her hair.
[Woman Operates Equipment]
A woman operates a piece of equipment. The identity of the woman, the location, and the equipment are not known.
[Mr. and Mrs. U. R. Weisner of Harrison County]
This montage of photographs features a framed image of Mr. and Mrs. U. R. Weisner, who were residents of the rural Leigh community northeast of Marshall in Harrison County. They owned property and were very involved in serving Leigh. Mr. Weisner was also interested in preserving the local African-American history. Another picture in the group is of Texas Governor Hobby. The third photograph of a wood frame house is unidentified.
[Wilbur A. Turner, Marshall Educator]
Mr. Wilbur A. Turner taught the Drivers Training course at Pemberton High School in Marshall. The photo is from a school yearbook, either 1953-54 or 1964-65. Pemberton no longer exists as a separate campus. It was merged with Marshall High School in 1988.
[Central School, Marshall]
Central School was the first public school for African-American children in Harrison County. The building and its outbuildings were located on a hill bounded by Railroad Ave. (now Alamo), Border St. (now Travis), and Fannin. The buildings were torn down and the hill leveled after the school moved to another location. A historical marker notes the location. Central was renamed Pemberton after H. B. Pemberton, who was its founder and first principal. In the early years the elementary grades were included. After schools for those grades were built elsewhere, Central/Pemberton became a high school only.
[House in Marshall]
A ranch house in Marshall is unidentified.
[PHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian]
This yearbook page featured the class valedictorian and salutatorian at Pemberton High School in Marshall. They are unidentified.
[Community Leader and Educator, Marshall]
An unidentified African-American educator is photographed in his office in Marshall. The telephone, other furnishings, and his clothing suggest a time during the first part of the twentieth century.
[Rebecca A. M. Hudson]
Mrs. Rebecca A. Mitchell Hudson, librarian, is photographed in the board room at the Marshall Public Library in Marshall. Mrs. Hudson was born March 23, 1893 in Oakwood, Texas. Her father, Len Mitchell, worked for the railroad, so that the family moved often. Upon losing his health, Mitchell moved to Marshall to enter the Texas and Pacific Railroad Hospital. When the marriage of his daughter Rebecca ended, she moved with her two daughters to Marshall so that she could be near Mitchell. In 1933 she and her two daughters entered Bishop College together. She received the B.A. degree in 1937, and her eldest daughter graduated from Bishop the same year. The librarian at Bishop, Mrs. Mary Bledsoe Hyman, encouraged Rebecca Hudson to enter library school. Hudson received the Master of Library Science degree from the University of Denver in 1942, returning to Marshall to work at the Bishop library. Eventually she became director of the library, retiring there in 1971. (By that time Bishop College was located in Dallas.) She also served as librarian of Bethesda Baptist Church and was a strong supporter of Marshall Public Library, which was established in 1973.
[Home Interior]
The home in this photograph is located in Marshall. The owner and location are unidentified. Shown are interior furnishings.
[Service Station in Marshall]
Two youths pass in front of a Gulf service station in Marshall. The youth are unidentified.
[Gertrude E. Ausbrooks, Marshall Educator]
Mrs. G. E. Ausbrooks taught social studies courses at Pemberton High School in Marshall. This picture is a yearbook photo. Mrs. Ausbrooks was the daughter of Charlie and Maggie Fields Buffin. She received her elementary education from Harrison County schools and finished at Central High School in Shreveport. She graduated from Bishop College in Marshall; and followed with work at Texas Southern and Prairie View College. She was a member of professional, civic, and church organizations. She survived J. B. McLin in marriage and was survived by two daughters, Mrs. Gladys James and Mrs. Bennie McClenton. She died on Thursday, July 31, 1969 and was interred in Rose Hill Garden cemetery near Marshall.
[PHS Basketball Team]
The basketball team was a feature of the 1964-65 Pemberton High School yearbook in Marshall. At the top of the page, there is an action photo. The text to the left relates the highlights of the season. The bottom photo is the team photo. They were coached by Coach Broach.
[Building in Marshall]
Unidentified building in Marshall.
[Grave of Amos C. Brown, Marshall]
The grave of Amos C. Brown is located in Nichols (Old Sudduth) Cemetery in east Marshall. The cemetery is traditionally African-American. Brown's dates are 1858-1911.
[Pinkie D. Johnson, Marshall Educator]
Mrs. Pinkie D. Johnson Williams was an English teacher, counselor and school administrator in Marshall. Born (date unknown) and reared in Marshall, she completed Bachelor and advanced degrees at Wiley College. She did graduate work at the University of Chicago and the University of Colorado. Beginning her teaching career at the rural Jonesville school in Harrison County, she moved after one year to Central/Pemberton High School in Marshall, where she remained for 40 years, until her retirement. Students dedicated the 1955 PHS yearbook to her. She was also a representative to a White House Conference during the FDR administration. She died February 12, 1963.
[Galilee Baptist Church in Harrison County]
Galilee Baptist Church is located in the community of Hallsville in Harrison County. It is a traditionally African-American congregation.
[Rose Hill Gardens Cemetery, Harrison County]
Photograph of Rose Hill Gardens, a traditionally African-American Cemetery, located in Harrison County. The brick entrance is shown, flower-decorated graves beyond.
[Rev. Wardell Miller, Spiritual Leader from Marshall]
This newspaper clipping announces that Rev. Wardell Miller, pastor of the St. Jude Pentecostal Temple in Chicago, was crowned Bishop at the St. Jude National Congress, c1975. A native of Marshall, he graduated from Pemberton High School in 1967. He was employed as a lab technician for ICI. He was married to Laverne Stigger and they parented two children, Pamela and Wardell Jr.
[Principal G. A. Rosborough, Educator]
Mr. Garfield A. Rosborough was principal of Pemberton High School in Marshall from 1944 until 1972. He was born August 21, 1903 in Harrison County, where he was raised and educated. He received his teaching degree from Wiley College in Marshall with graduate work at the University of Colorado. His entire career was spent at the local high schools. During his administration of Pemberton, the curriculum and school plant were expanded. His total contribution to education spanned 48 years. The yearbook picture, possibly 1964, shows him seated at the PHS principal's desk. Below the photo is his annual message to the students.
[Bishop College 1926 Yearbook Page]
A page from the 1926 yearbook of Bishop College shows an unidentified man and woman. At that time, Bishop College was located in Marshall.
[PHS Freshmen Class Officers]
The Freshman class officers of Pemberton High School pose at a balcony. Text above the picture recounts the anticipation.
[Librarian Researches History Project, Marshall]
Mrs. Dorothy Morrison, (at left), Marshall Public Library director, interviews an unidentified woman for a Black History project which was a collaboration between the library and community leaders. The time was c1976. The place and identity of the subject interviewed (at right) are not known. The result of the project was two volumes of collected interviews and essays about people, churches, businesses and schools. The books are "The Black Citizen and Democracy." They are in the library's collection.
[General Store, Harrison County]
This general store is located in Jonesville, Harrison County. Jonesville was a crossroads and short-line railroad terminal during the county's early history. The store is still in existence. It carried a multitude of items for the home and farm, as this interior photo shows. The building was not modernized beyond electricity, and so has kept its nineteenth century flavor.
[PHS Most Intellectual Sophomores]
The PHS yearbook page featured the Most Intellectual Sophomores at Pemberton High School In Marshall.
[PHS Most Beautiful Girl and Most Handsome Boy in Junior Class, Verdell Hall and Charles Fisher]
The most beautiful girl and most handsome boy are featured on this page of the Pemberton High School yearbook. The girl wears a formal dress. The young man wears a suit as they dance together. The location and event are unknown.
[Elizabeth Bishop]
Mrs. Elizabeth Bishop. She is dressed as for a celebration, wearing a corsage. A man stands behind her. Mrs. Bishop was born April 15, 1892. She was the mother of three children. She was a member of St. John Baptist Church.
[Bishop College 1926 Yearbook Page]
A page from the 1926 Bishop College yearbook pictures a young female student in the Academic Department. That department taught grades lower than college to younger students. Bishop College was located in Marshall at that time.
[Moon's Businesses in Marshall]
The Moon Cleaners & Laundry adjoins the U-Wash No. 1 in Marshall. The U-Wash is a self-service laundry, or washateria. The cleaners was established in 1939 by L. A. Moon. The businesses are located at 616 S. Carter St., within the New Town Neighborhood. New Town is an area of African-American residences, businesses, hospitals, churches and schools that grew up around Wiley College in west Marshall. The neighborhood was established c1930 and is seeking historical recognition with the goal of preservation.
[BishopCollege Dormitory, Marshall]
Marston Hall, located on the historic Bishop College campus in Marshall, was a dormitory for college men. It was built between 1909 and 1915 on the site of an older dormitory, also called Marston Hall. The campus no longer exists. It was a Baptist college for African-Americans. In the picture, a reservoir is in the foreground. To the left of the building is a small bell tower.
[Grave of J. W. Sanders, Marshall]
This headstone is located in Nichols (aka Old Sudduth) Cemetery in Marshall. It is on the grave of J. W. Sanders. The dates are Nov. 25, 1851 - Nov. 14, 1928. Some faint design appears above the lettering; and there also may be a different style of engraving below. Tangles of vines and other vegetation surrounds the old stone. Nichols Cemetery is located at the end of Merrill St. in the eastern part of the city. Long ago this was part of rural property that has been developed into modern subdivisions. This rather small cemetery is traditionally used and maintained by the African-American community. However it may contain the graves of some whites due to its beginning as a burial ground for the white family that originally owned the acreage.
[PHS Homecoming Court]
Four young ladies were nominated to the annual homecoming court in 1964. They were featured in the Pemberton High Scool yearbook 1964-65. Four students are shown dressed in daytime formal wear.
[Old Grave in Harrison County]
An old grave in a Harrison County cemetery. The grave and cemetery are unidentified.
[Dr. Christine B. Cash, East Texas Educator]
Dr. Christine Benton (Mrs. Larry B.) Cash was an educator in the northeast Texas region. She was born August 9, 1887 in Jefferson, into a family of girls who all became educators. After completing her early education in Marion County public schools, she earned the BA degree from Bishop College (Marshall) in 1926. The Bishop yearbook picture in this entry is from that year. In 1943 she received the Master degree from Atlanta University, and in 1947 the PhD from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Cash taught all levels, beginning with a one-room school in Jefferson. She organized a high school in Camp County, serving as principal before becoming the superintendent. She taught at Bishop College and Jarvis Christian College. Dr. Cash taught a total of 65 years. She appeared in Who's Who in Colored America and Who's Who in the South and Southwest. As a scholar, she did research and published. She lived in Marshall after retirement. She is buried in the New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Jefferson, Texas.
[Bishop College Student]
The unidentified young lady in the Bishop College 1926 yearbook was in the Academic Department. That department educated the lower grades below college level.
[Working a Cemetery in Harrison County]
An unidentified man kneels behind a grave, also unidentified, during cemetery cleanup. The cemetery is unknown except that it is in Harrison County.
[Three Women]
Three women, unidentified, pose in a room Framed pictures and other decorative objects are in the room.
[Gertrude. E. Ausbrooks, Marshall Educator]
Mrs. Gertrude E. Ausbrooks taught social studies courses at Pemberton High School in Marshall. In this photo, she receives an award from an unidentified person. She was the daughter of Charlie and Maggie Fields Buffin. She received her elementary education from Harrison County schools and finished at Central High School in Shreveport. She graduated from Bishop College in Marshall; and followed with work at Texas Southern and Prairie View College. She was a member of professional, civic, and church organizations. She survived J. B. McLin in marriage and was survived by two daughters, Mrs. Gladys James and Mrs. Bennie F. McClenton. She died on Thursday, July 31, 1969 and was interred in Rose Hill Garden cemetery near Marshall.
[Railroad Yards, Marshall]
This newspaper clipping, date unknown, gives a view of the railroad yards which were a major industry in Marshall. The several tracks and necessary buildings for building, repair, and other railroad jobs are in the middle and background. In the center a steam engine puffs along a track, pulling a coal car and boxcars. A light pole and switch mechanisms are also visible.
[African-American Woman in Harrison County]
The clipping gives the resume of an unidentified leader of Harrison County's African-American community.
[Corinth Baptist Church, Harrison County]
Corinth Baptist Church is in Harrison County.
[Rev. Leslie R. Taylor, Harrison County Leader]
A funeral service card for the Rev. Leslie R. Taylor, Harrison County spiritual leader. Details of his life are unknown except that his parents were Joseph P. Taylor and Frances Dickerson Taylor. His father was an educator for the county and owned a farm.
[Pemberton High School Club, Marshall]
One of the clubs at Pemberton High School in Marshall was the Tri-Hi-Y, which was a Christian fellowship. This photograph is from the 1964-65 yearbook. The group , all girls, is standing on the front steps of the school building. Most of the students are unidentified. Three are known: Australen Allen, Joyce Carraway, and Sharon Kay Black.
[Old Cemetery Gate, Harrison County]
Men repair an the gate at Antioch Cemetery in Harrison County. The cemetery is traditionally an African-American site. Mr. U. R. Weisner, local leader, leads the group. Others are unidentified.
[Old Grave, Harrison County]
An old grave in Harrison County. The grave and the cemetery are unidentified.