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[Celebrating a Library's Opening]
Two young women, both library supporters, attended the reception celebrating the opening of Marshall's new library building in October, 1973.
[Library Supporters Pose at Library Opening]
Audrey Kariel, Project Director, and Carolyn Abney, civic leader and library supporter, pose at the reception for the grand opening of new Marshall Public Library October 20, 1973.
[African-American Educator in Marshall]
An educator and leader in the African-American community in Marshall sits behind his office desk. A calendar and early telephone are at left. On the desk blotter are a vase of flowers and a fountain pen set. Behind him are storage drawers and some large record books.
[Community Leader and Library Supporter]
A man, unidentified, was a Marshall Public Library supporter and community leader.
[Library Supporter Speaks Persuasively for New Library]
Don Harper, library supporter, presents a persuasive speech to convince the public of the need for a new public library building. According to the caption, he emphasized, "Now, not later, is the time to act." The new library in Marshall, Texas opened October, 1973.
[Library Supporters]
Dr. Rutledge McClaran of Marshall, Texas is pictured in a newspaper photo with a fellow library supporter, Mrs. Warren F. Keyes. Both served as presidents of the local Friends of a Public Library organization during the group's early years. Mrs. Keyes was also a member of the women's clubs which owned the private lending library which predated the Marshall Public Library. She successfully advocated for a public library.
[Claudia Alta (Lady Bird) Taylor Johnson, First Lady]
Mrs. Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady, wife of President Lyndon Johnson, and Texan noted for her devotion to wildflowers. She passed away on July 11, 2007. She was a native of Harrison County.
[Author Visits Marshall Public Library]
This author visited Marshall Public Library to talk about his books. He followed with a signing. He is unidentified.
[Bill Moyers and Fan]
Bill Moyers, national journalist and Marshall favorite son, visits with a fan after his speech. He returned to Marshall, Texas, during the nation's Bicentennial celebration in 1976 to speak on the value of libraries in a community.
[Marshall Public Library Staff at Work]
Mrs. Naomi Rhea, Marshall Public Library staff member, works on book processing.
[Supporters Present at Meeting]
Two library supporters, unidentified, make a presentation at a meeting, Marshall Public Library.
[Leading a Child to Books]
A woman reads a books to a young girl. Book-sharing is recognized as an activity which helps to prepare children to become readers.
[Rockefeller Hall at Bishop College, Marshall]
Rockefeller Hall was a women's dormitory on the Bishop College campus when it was located in Marshall. The buildings no longer exist.
[Cemetery, Harrison County]
This woodland cemetery in Harrison County is unidentified. Headstones are visible above the right center of the scene.
[Cemetery Care, Harrison County]
Mr. Tim Brown takes care of an unidentified cemetery in Harrison County. His name is on the reverse of the photograph, but not the name of the cemetery.
[Cemetery in Harrison County]
An unidentified cemetery in Harrison County. It is known to be a traditionally African-American site. A cyclone fence is in the foreground. Rows of slabs are decorated with flowers and plants. Headstones can be seen in the distance. The cemetery appears to be neatly trimmed and has mature trees to create a park-like setting.
[St. John Baptist Church in Harrison County]
St. John Baptist Church is located on Blocker Rd., seven miles southeast of Marshall in rural Harrison County. It is a traditionally African-American congregation. Founded in 1869, the present sanctuary was built in 1960. A two-story red brick structure, it has a front-facing gable with a smaller gable over the entrance. Broad steps lead to the arched opening.
[Portrait of Carrie B. Reid Thompson]
Photograph of Mrs. Carrie B. Reid Thompson, who is wearing a dark-colored dress, sitting, and visible from the chest up. The caption reads, "Mrs. Carrie B. Reid Thompson Language Arts."
[Jesus the True Vine Baptist Church, Marshall]
Jesus the True Vine Baptist Church is a traditionally African-American congregation located in Harrison County.
[Grave of Rev. Patterson, Harrison County]
The grave of Rev. (James H.?) Patterson is in an unidentified (Antioch?) cemetery in Harrison County. The dates on the decorated stone are Sept 17 (27?) 1847 and Aug. 29 1915.
[President's Home at Bishop College, Marshall]
The president's home at Bishop College in Marshall was formerly an antebellum plantation mansion called Wyalucing, located on a hilltop at the western end of Burleson Street. Constructed c1850, it was the home of the Holcombe family that moved to Marshall from Tennessee. A daughter, Lucy Petway Holcombe (1832-1899), married Col. Francis Wilkinson Pickens in the house. A lawyer and secessionist, he first became United States Ambassador to Russia and later the Confederate governor of South Carolina. Also a staunch supportor of the Southern cause, Mrs. Pickens was called "Lady Lucy, Queen of the Confederacy." Her likeness appears on certain Confederate currency, the only woman's image to do so. A historic marker at the corner of Hwy 80 and Bishop St. recognizes her. Wyalucing became the original building and centerpiece of Bishop College, which was established in 1881. Bishop relocated to Dallas in 1961. The house was razed during the 1970's to make way for a federal housing project.
[Grave of Mrs. Addie M. Vincent in Marshall]
The grave of Mrs. Addie M. Vincent is in the Nichols (Old Sudduth) Cemetery on Merrill St. in east Marshall. The site is traditionally African-American. Words on the stone related that she was the wife of Rev. J O [C.?] Vincent. The dates are 1899 and 1969.
[Grave of Jennie Knighten, Marshall]
The grave of Jennie Knighten is located in Nichols (Old Sudduth) Cemetery on Merrill St. in east Marshall. The site is traditionally African-American. The dates on the stone are Born 1877 and Died Jun 29 1937. The cemetery is enclosed by a cyclone fence seen in the background and surrounded by a subdivision. A ranch house is visible beyond the fence.
[Central High School, Marshall]
Central High School was located on a hill at the conjunction of Railroad Ave. (now Alamo), Border St. (now Travis), and Fannin St in Marshall. It was built by Prof. H. B. Pemberton, using his own funds which were repaid by donations. It was the first public school for African-Americans in the city. In the beginning all grade levels were there. When elementary schools were built, those grades moved and Central became a high school. Later the high school moved to a new campus on Wiley Ave. (Rosborough Springs Rd.) The old building was torn down and the hill leveled. Today a historic marker stands on the site.
[African-American Man in Harrison County]
An unidentified African-American man from another era of Harrison County.
[Portrait of George Foreman]
Photograph of George Foreman, who is sitting, leaning on his right arm, ad wearing light-colored patterned clothing.
[Park School, Marshall]
Park School was an early elementary school for African-American children in Marshall. It was located at 600 Park Street. In 1902, local educator J. H. Moore was authorized by the school board to organize an elementary school for northwest Marshall. Classes began in the Odd Fellows Hall on West Grand Ave. They moved to the brick building on Park St. on Jan. 5, 1903. Moore was principal there for 22 years and was succeeded by L. E. Thompson. During Thompson's leadership, two additional classrooms, an auditorium, and four more rooms were added. P. E. Moon became the third principal in 1950, remaining there until the school was closed in 1954. A new campus named for J. H. Moore replaced Park Elementary, and the old campus no longer exists.
[Grave of Millie Green, Marshall]
The grave of Millie Green is in Nichols Cemetery on Merrill St. in Marshall. The site is traditionally African-American. The dates on the stone are 10 Jan. 1879 and 17 Jul 1939.
[Woman in Marshall]
An unidentified woman from Marshall stands in a curtained doorway. She wears a heavily printed or decorated gown. Her hair is a period style and she wears gold-rimmed glasses. Behind her is a paneled wall and a wicker object.
[Jerusalem Baptist Church]
Jerusalem Baptist Church is located at 1300 Billups St. in Marshall. It is within the historic New Town Neighborhood in the western section of the city. It is a traditionally African-American congregation. In 1874 when the church was established, the area was known as Hubbard's Hill. The present sanctuary was constructed in 1948. Of red brick, the central tower above the entrance has the words, "God Is Love."
[West Side Church of Christ in Marshall]
West Side Church of Christ is located on Hynson Springs Rd. in Marshall. It is an African-American congregation. Its history is unknown.
[Cemetery in Harrison County]
An unidentified cemetery in Harrison County has old stones and newer ones. The site is traditonally African-American. Houses can be seen in the distance at left. The site has mature trees.
[African-American Man in Harrison County]
An unidentified African-American man of Harrison County, wearing clothing of the early twentieth century.
[Bill Moyers Address]
Bill Moyers, broadcast journalist and former aide to President Lyndon B. Johnson, addresses a gathering in the Gold Auditorium at Marshall Public Library, date unknown.
[Mt. Zion Church in Harrison County]
Mt Zion Church is located one mile west of Woodlawn in Harrison County. Organized in 1874, it has traditional African-American roots.
[Portrait of Marietta B. Nelson]
Photograph of Mrs. Marietta B. Nelson, who is sitting, wearing a dark-colored dress, and visible from the chest up. The writing beneath the picture reads, "Mrs. Marietta B. Nelson Typing and Shorthand.'
[Full Gospel Holy Temple Church of Marshall]
The Full Gospel Holy Temple Church of Marshall is located at 3949 W. Pinecrest Dr. It is traditionally an African-American congregation.
[Weisner Home, Harrison County]
The U. R. Weisner home is located in rural Leigh, northeast of Marshall in Harrison County. Mr. Weisner was a leader and property owner who contributed to the community good. He also gathered local African-American history which has been preserved.
[Zion Hill Baptist Church in Marshall]
Zion Hill Baptist Church is located on Hynson Springs Rd. in the western area of Marshall. Organized in 1893, it is a traditionally African-American Baptist congregation.
[Residential Street in Marshall]
A residential street in Marshall.
[Rev. J. H. Hudson, Marshall Religious Leader]
Rev. J. H. Hudson was a nineteen-century Baptist leader in Marshall. Born in Alabama in 1839, he came to Texas as a slave in 1848, and was reared on a farm near Scottsville (near Marshall). He never attended school, but was taught his letters and nurtured in his faith by other pastors. He was ordained in 1881. During his career he pastored St. Paul, Bethesda, Pine Bluff, Galilee, James Chapel and Gainesville Baptist churches. He was elected to the Texas legislature, but did not take his seat. He was active in the Texas and Louisiana Baptist Association.
[A Man Standing in Potters Creek Cemetery]
Photograph of a man standing in Potters Creek Cemetery. He is standing just inside the gates, and there is a car next to him. The big sign in the foreground reads "Potters Creek Cemetery."
[Church in Harrison County]
A church in Harrison County has traditonally African-American roots. Its name, location, and history are unknown.
[Marshall Grave in Harrison County]
Grave of a man and woman named Marshall in a Harrison County cemetery, unidentified. The words "Mother" and "Father" are visible. The father's name is Tom M. The mother's name is Dennie or Gennie. Other words and dates are illegible.
[Cemetery in Harrison County]
A cemetery in Harrison County has traditionally African-American use.
[A Man and a Woman Sitting for a Oral History Interview]
Photograph of Marshall Public Library Director Mrs. Dorothy Morrison interviewing an unidentified African-American man for an oral history project. Morrison is wearing a blue dress, and the man is wearing black clothing.
[Pine Bluff Baptist Church in Harrison County]
Pine Bluff Baptist Church is located on Pine Bluff Rd. (CR 2115) northeast of Marshall in Harrison County. The congregation is a traditionally African-American one. The history is unknown.
[African-American Youth in Harrison County]
An African-American youth of Harrison County is unidentified. The picture is in the middle of text which may be from a newspaper, newsletter, or program.
[Center Hill FWB Church in Harrison County]
Center Free Will Baptist Church is located on Center Hill Rd. (CR 4210) in the community of Nesbitt in Harrison County. The congregation has traditionally African-American roots. It was organized in 1887 in the center of a hill, hence the name. After the first church burned, Center Hill moved nearby. The present white frame structure was built in 1956.
[Portrait of Jessie M. Naves]
Portrait of Jessie M. Naves, who is sitting, wearing a striped shirt, and visible from the chest up. The caption underneath the photo reads, "Mrs. Jessie M. Naves History."