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Photograph of women and children at voter registration motorcade

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Photograph by
Cox Studio, American, founded 1957
Subject of
Hughes, Ida Mae, American
Gumbs, Gertrude B., American, 1912 - 2004
Blalock, Joan, American
Mitchell, Gloria, American
Hammond, Yvette, American, born 1941
San Francisco Chapter of the National Council of Negro Women, founded 1945
National Council of Negro Women, founded 1935
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
September 8, 1956
Caption
This photograph is part of a scrapbook that was compiled in 1956 and 1957 by Frances Albrier during her term as president of the San Francisco Chapter of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). The scrapbook highlights the Chapter’s efforts to register voters and educate Bay Area residents on the importance of voting as a part of the Citizenship Education Project which was jointly sponsored by the NCNW and the National Urban League.
Description
A black-and-white photograph of young children and members of the San Francisco Chapter of the National Council of Negro Women with placards standing next to a car that was part of the Citizenship Education Project motorcade urging people to register to vote. The photograph is attached to page 22 of Frances Albrier's scrapbook (2010.60.1). The caption below the photograph is typewritten in black ink and reads, "SMALLFRY CITIZENS JOIN REGISTRATION PARADE."
Topic
African American
Civil Rights
Education
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Social reform
Suffrage
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Frances Albrier Collection
Object number
2010.60.1.25
Restrictions & Rights
©Cox Studio
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Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture