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[Celebrating Marshall's Bicentennial]

Description: Two Marshallites present "Uncle Sam" to celebrate Marshall's designation as an All-America City during the nation's bicentennial celebration in 1976. At left is Connie Ware. The woman at right is unidentified.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Celebrating the Opening of Marshall Public Library]

Description: Celebrating at the October 20, 1973 reception for the opening of the new public library building in Marshall, Texas are Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kariel (left and right) and Tony Bridge (center). Mr. Bridge was the owner of KMHT radio station and was the first person to support Mrs. Kariel when she publicly stated the need for a public library.
Date: October 20, 1973
Item Type: Photograph

[Celebration Dinner for Supporters of a New Library]

Description: Supporters who worked to realize a dream for a new Marshall Public Library were honored at a celebration dinner on October 19, 1973, two days before the official opening of the building. George Olincy, chairman of the Andrew Norman Foundation, speaks to the group at the Holiday Inn Motel. The Foundation gave a challenge grant to the Friends of a Public Library. Originally the offer was for $125, 000, but it grew to $175,000. To the right in the picture is Fenn Lewis, who chaired the successful fund drive for the Friends. Others are unidentified.
Date: 1983
Item Type: Photograph

[Cemetery Care, Harrison County]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Cemetery Cleanup, Marshall]

Description: The Powder Mill Cemetery in Marshall was receiving a cleanup at the time of this picture, c1984. The cemetery is located on FM 1997. It is a traditionally African-American site. A unidentified man with his back to the camera is seen at left. In the center is a box truck pulling a utility trailer with a chipper on it. In foreground the graves which have already been cleared are visible.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Cemetery Cleanup, Marshall]

Description: The Powder Mill Cemetery in Marshall was an overgrown woodland site when a group organized to rescue it. The picture shows the cleanup effort. Piles of posts are in the center. A truck with ladders on the side pulls a utility trailer with a chipper on it. A man feeds brush into the chipper. Two other men work in the distance. None are identified.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Cemetery Cleanup, Marshall]

Description: Powder Mill Cemetery on FM 1997 in Marshall is a traditionally African-American site. It had become overgrown when a group organized to clean it up. Here a pile of brush shows how much was being accomplished. Vehicles are visible at right behind the brushpile.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Cemetery in Harrison County]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified wooded cemetery in Harrison County. Several stones are visible, with flowers for decoration. The stones are considerably weathered. All have slabs.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Cemetery in Harrison County]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Cemetery in Harrison County]

Description: A cemetery in Harrison County is unidentified. The site is maintained and is traditionally African-American. At the left side there is a red brick wall with a stone near the base.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Cemetery in Harrison County]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Cemetery in Harrison County]

Description: Photograph of some unidentified graves in Harrison County. Behind a row of stones with slabs is a group with a cyclone fence around them, as if a family site. Most of the graves are decorated with flowers or crosses. The cemetery is unidentified.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Center Hill FWB Church in Harrison County]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Central High School, Marshall]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph