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[Anne Freeman Groves]

Description: Photograph of an older, African-American woman seated in a wooden chair outside a house with wood siding. Back of photographs says, "Anne Freeman Groves, (Baylor slave), Independence, Tex"
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Anderson School in Orange, Texas]

Description: Color postcard depicting the Anderson School in Orange, Texas. It is a two-story brick building with a dome on top. Three African American children stand in front of the school. Correspondence on the back reads, "I'm sorry you've been missing Sunday School. Hope to see you there this Sunday. Bring Carrol with you. Lovingly yours, Mrs. McDaniel" It is addressed to Mr. Bess Lyons, Orange, Texas. The postmark reads, Orange, Texas on July 8, 1914.
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Mahala Murchison

Description: Photograph of Mahala Murchison in a dress and apron, posed out-of-doors. A man is standing beside her, but only partially visible. A fence and several trees are in the background. Mahala Murchison, the first African American to live in Austin, nTX. Mahala's father was the brother to Alexander Murchison, he died when she was about 10 years old, and on his deathbed Alexander promised to take care of her, she was brought with his family to Travis Co. Austin TX, and became the first black to settle there.
Date: unknown
Partner: Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum

Hunt Hawes Grocery Warehouse public artwork

Description: Photograph of a mural made of tile at Fort Worth's Intermodal Transportation Center. It chronicles the African American Marketplace that was there in 1865 to 1940. The text under the mural says "Hunt Hawes Grocery Warehouse & Bill McDonald's Fraternal Bank and Trust -- Part of the 20th Century. 1900-1910."
Date: March 15, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries

["C.A. Moers hay baling crew"]

Description: Photograph of "C.A. Moers hay baling crew" as written on the back of the photograph. A young African-American boy is sitting on a hay baler that is beside two dark horses with harnesses. Two African-American men are on either side of a wagon. Man on horseback in background on left. A man is also standing on top of a wagon loaded with hay bales.
Date: 1912
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

Clarence E. Hall

Description: Portrait of Clarence E. Hall posed leaning against bushes hear a porch that has a swing. His hands are clasped across his checst and his head is bowed. His sleeves are rolled up and he is wearing knickers with no hose.
Date: unknown
Partner: Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

Unidentified Mother with Child

Description: Portrait of an unidentified mother with child. Taken in a photographic studio with a painted landscape background. The little boy is standing dressed in a white suit with satin bow tie, knickers, and striped socks. The woman is in profile and is wearing a fur collar on a dressy suit coat, lace blouse, and has a beaded handbag on her lap.
Date: c. 1913
Partner: Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

Unidentified Group of Young Girls

Description: Group of five unidentified young girls with an unidentified woman in the background. They are all wearing white dresses and are standing in order of height from the shortest to the tallest. There is a fence and tree in the background.
Date: c. 1911
Partner: Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

Unknown Child

Description: Photograph of an unknown child just able to walk in an unidentified location. Pictured on grass with picnic tables and seated people in the background.
Date: unknown
Partner: Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

[Potters Creek Cemetery, Harrison County]

Description: Potters Creek Cemetery is located in Harrison County. It is on the south side of Hwy 449 (Hynson Springs Rd.) across from Potters Creek Church. This is east of the village of Hallsville near Bailey Cutoff. As shown in the picture, one travels about 100 yards down a lane with a big gate. A vehicle, possibly a hearse, is in the lane with an unidentified man standing nearby. The roof of a structure is visible in the distance. No graves appear in the picture. The cemetery is traditionally African-American. According to its catalog, the oldest death date is 1883. The cemetery is still used and maintained.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[George Foreman, Harrison County Celebrity]

Description: In this March 7, 1978 interview, George Foreman announced his return to the boxing ring just eleven days before the first anniversary of his retirement. The ex-heavyweight champion previously boxed with Jimmy Young in Puerto Rico. Following that fight, Foreman experienced a religious conversion which prompted his retirement. He declared that he felt led to return to the ring as a witness to his beliefs. 29 years old at the time of this interview, George Foreman has maintained a ranch south of Marshall in Harrison County for many years. The ranch has training facilities which he used to prepare for several bouts.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marshall Public Library