Photograph of women activists with signs for voter registration

Photograph by
Cox Studio, American, founded 1957
Subject of
White, Lurline, American
Edwards, Sallie, American
Carter, Lulu, American
Buckner, Illa, American, 1882 - 1978
Staton, Beulah, American
Williams, Eddye Keaton, American
Buford, Margaret, American
Williams, Cathryn, American
Wise, Esther, American
Miller, Dola II, French
Albrier, Frances M., American, 1898 - 1987
San Francisco Chapter of the National Council of Negro Women, founded 1945
National Council of Negro Women, founded 1935
September 8, 1956
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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.
A black-and-white photograph of ten women lined up with signs along the Citizenship Education Project's motorcade route encouraging voting and voter registration. There is a typewritten caption on a white strip of paper below the photograph that reads, "LINING-UP FOR MOTORCADE." The photograph is adhered to page 24 of Frances Albrier's scrapbook (2010.60.1).
Place captured
San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Media Arts-Photography
gelatin silver prints
Civil rights
Politics (Practical)
Social reform
United States--History--1953-1961
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Frances Albrier Collection
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible