Photograph of Ruth March decorating the car at the head of a NCNW motorcade

Image for Photograph of Ruth March decorating the car at the head of a NCNW motorcade
Photograph by
Cox Studio, American, founded 1957
Subject of
March, Ruth N., American, 1912 - 1998
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
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, 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 Ruth N. March, former president of the San Francisco Chapter of the National Council of Negro Women, decorating a1956 Cadillac Sixty Special, the lead car in a voter registration motorcade that took place in San Francisco on September 8, 1956. The car has been fitted with bullhorns and has two signs on its side announcing the Citizenship Education Project. The photograph is adhered to page 39 of Francis Albrier's scrapbook (2010.60.1).
Topic
African American
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
2010.60.1.46
Restrictions & Rights
©Cox Studio
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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