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[Birth Certificate for Azilea D. Johnson]

Description: Birth certificate for Azilea D. Johnson, born in Palestine, Texas, February 1878 to Ab Johnson and Emma Johnson. According to the certificate, both of her parents were slaves in Palestine at the time of her birth. The back of the page includes instructions for completing information and the text of legislation related to the form.
Date: unknown
Creator: Texas. Bureau of Vital Statistics.
Item Type: Legal Document

[Birth Certificate for Benjamin F. Price]

Description: Birth certificate for Benjamin F. Price, born in Palestine, Texas, February 1873 to Sam Price and Mary Foster. According to the certificate, both of his parents were slaves in Palestine at the time of his birth. The back of the page includes instructions for completing information and the text of legislation related to the form.
Date: 1958
Creator: Texas. Bureau of Vital Statistics.
Item Type: Legal Document

[Birth Certificate for Vera Mae Cummings]

Description: Birth certificate for Vera Mae Cummings, born in Palestine, Texas, May 15, 1922 to Gent Cummings and Nellie Bell Price. The back of the page includes instructions for completing information and the text of legislation related to the form. There is also a certificate stapled to the top of the back page certifying that the birth certificate is legitimate.
Date: January 30, 1943
Creator: Texas. Bureau of Vital Statistics.
Item Type: Legal Document

[Death Certificate for Nellie Cummings]

Description: Photocopy of the death certificate for Nellie Cummings, daughter of Benjamin F. Price and Asalene Johnson, who died May 1, 1982 in Palestine, Texas from apparent heart failure. She was buried in Price Cemetery in Palestine, Texas on May 8, 1982.
Date: May 5, 1982
Creator: Texas. Bureau of Vital Statistics.
Item Type: Legal Document

[Death Certificate for Vera Nash]

Description: Photocopy of the death certificate for Vera Nash, daughter of Gent Cummings and Nellie Bell Price, who died December 25, 1990 in Pontiac, Michigan from congestive heart failure. She was buried in Hillview Cemetery in Springfield, Michigan.
Date: December 28, 1990
Creator: Michigan. Dept. of Public Health.
Item Type: Legal Document

[Deed of Sale for Land in Anderson County, Texas]

Description: Official copy of a deed of sale for six acres of land in Anderson County, Texas, sold by Benjamin F. and Azilea Price to their daughter, Nellie Cummings. There is a notice at the end certifying the copy and citing the location of the original.
Date: September 1970
Creator: Walton, Stanley
Item Type: Legal Document

[Funeral Program for Rosa Lee Berry, March 31, 1982]

Description: Funeral program for Rosa Lee Berry, born February 16, 1918 and died March 19, 1982. The funeral was held March 31, 1982 at Sand Flat Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Roy C. Davis. Funeral arrangements were made through McCoy Funeral Home and she was buried in Price Cemetery near Palestine, Texas.
Date: March 31, 1982
Item Type: Pamphlet

[Group of Businesspeople in Front of Chalkboard]

Description: Photograph of a group of African-American businesspeople. The group consists of Vera Cummings Nash, who is seated in the first row, third person from the left, and three other women seated at a desk. Nine men stand in a row behind the women. There is a large chalkboard behind the group inscribed with a chart that is entitled "If you can bear The Cross you can wear The Crown" at the very top. One woman is poised holding a pen as if writing in the open book in front of her. There is a handwritten note at the front of the photograph that reads, "Hartfield foto".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Head Cornerstone at Antioch Baptist Church

Description: Photograph of the head cornerstone of Antioch Baptist Church in Palestine, Texas. The stone bears the names of several people, including Reverend William Duncan, the pastor at the time of the cornerstone setting. Other names include: W. Bragg, Samuel Price, and John Dickerson, who are the trustees, and W. Freeman, the builder. Also on the stone is the date of construction.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Headstone of Addie Price]

Description: Photograph of the headstone marking the grave of Addie Price. The marker is a simple, rectangular vertical slab set into a two-tiered platform. Etched on front is Addie Price's name; beneath her name is her birth date, August 3, 1862, and her death date, August 13, 1910. The words "AT REST" are etched into the platform below the top stone. According to accompanying information, she was the wife of Tony Price, who was Sam and Mary Price's son.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Headstone of Azilea and Ben Price]

Description: Photograph of the shared tombstone of Azilea D. Price and Ben F. Price. It features a floral border etched at the top. The family name has its own rectangular recessed area at the center of the tombstone; below the family name are the individuals' names, both of which are also confined in their own recessed rectangles. The name on the left, Azilea D., is accompanied her birth date, Feb. 15, 1888. The name on the right, Ben F., is followed by his birthdate, Jan. 15, 1883, and his death date, June 28, 1961. Below the pair of names is the quotation, "The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Headstone of Carter L. Price]

Description: Photograph of the headstone marking the grave of Carter L. Price. The marker is tall and made of gray-colored stone. Etched on the front below Carter L. Price's name are the following words: "Died June 18, 1914. Aged 61 years." The rest of the words are illegible. According to accompanying information, he was born in December 1863. He was also the son of Sam and Mary Price.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Headstone of Elizabeth Beard]

Description: Photograph of the headstone of Elizabeth Beard, born on April 4, 1913 and deceased on November 6, 2003. It features her name etched within the shape of a heart. Underneath her name are her birth dates and death dates; between the two dates is an image of Elizabeth in her womanhood. The words, "In loving memory" are directly below her picture. Floral bouquets that have been placed in front of her headstone are partially visible. According to accompanying information, she is the granddaughter of H.L. Price.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Headstone of Henry Lee Price]

Description: Photograph of the headstone marking the grave of Henry Lee Price. The marker is a vertical slab made of stone. Etched underneath his name are the words: "Texas, U.S. Army, World War II, May 11, 1919, July 19, 1973." A metal placard holder is embedded in the ground just in front of the headstone.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Headstone of William M. Price]

Description: Photograph of the headstone marking the grave of William M. Price. The marker is a vertical slab made of gray-colored stone. Etched on the front beneath his name are the words: "Texas, PVT OMC, World War I, December 20, 1896, June 22, 1954." According to accompanying information, he was the son of Tony and Addie Price and the grandson of Sam and Mary Price.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Lease for Use of Land by Oxy Petroleum, Inc.]

Description: Land lease granting rights to Oxy Petroleum, Inc. for eight acres in Anderson County, Texas held by Nellie Cummings. The agreement allows for the exploration for and removal of oil, gas, and minerals found on the property.
Date: August 28, 1980
Creator: Cummings, Nellie
Item Type: Legal Document

[Photograph of a Group Seated in Front of a Window]

Description: Photograph of a group of eight African-American women and one African-American man. The group of people are seated on a floral-printed semi-circle-shaped couch that faces the camera. The man is sitting in the middle, and there are four women seated on either side of the couch. In front of the group, in the foreground of the image, there is a small circular coffee table with a large fern sitting atop. Directly behind the seated man is a statue of a nude woman that faces the lefthand side of the image. The wall behind the group is made up of dark windows and light blinds that are opened halfway. There is a handwritten note on the front of the photograph that reads, "WASH. D.C. 1945" as well as a stamp on the back of the photograph that reads, "R. McDougall Washington D.C.".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Aunt Bennie]

Description: Photograph of Bennie Benita Price posing for a portrait. The photograph shows Bennie Price, daughter of Ben Price, from the bust up, and her head and eyes are turned slightly to face the right side of the image. The woman has short hair that is brushed toward the left side of her head, and is wearing a floral patterned dress with a white scooped collar. She is also wearing a beaded necklace around her neck. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Aunt Bennie".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Benjamin Price]

Description: Photograph of Ben Price, former teacher, seated in a wooden chair. He is wearing a shirt and vest with pants and the photo was taken outside of a house that has a porch with pillars. A handwritten note on the back says, "My Great-grandfather Ben Price. Grandmama Nellie B. Price Cumming's father."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Lovie Price]

Description: Photograph of Lovie Price and an unknown man standing side-by-side in front of an interior wall. Lovie is wearing a long, dark, double-breasted button-up dress with light-colored buttons and trim. She is also wearing an assortment of long beaded necklaces. The man standing next to her on the left is wearing a dark suit, white collared shirt, and a printed tie. He has glasses and a pocket watch chained to his belt. A couple of photos and a calendar are hanging on the wall behind the two.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Program for the Dedication of a Historical Marker in Palestine, Texas]

Description: Program made for the dedication ceremony of an official Texas Historical Marker at the former site of the McKnight Plaza. The marker bears the name J.B. McKnight, the man who purchased the land where the plaza used to stand. Inside the program is the program schedule, a brief biography of McKnight, and an extensive history of the site.
Date: February 26, 2005
Item Type: Pamphlet

[Sign Leading to Price Cemetery]

Description: Photograph of a road sign leading to Price Cemetery, named for Samuel Price, as seen through the window of a car. The cemetery was once used as a place to bury slaves. A tree-lined road is visible in the distance.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph