Candidate and West Point aspirant.Additional title: [African American soldier Beverly L. Scott sitting on a wooden beam and reading a piece of paper while African American soldier Phillip S. Johnson stands behinds him and looks on, Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia, May 2, 1946.]
NamesUnited States. Army (Sponsor)
Post World War II activity.
U.S. Army - Training centers and military bases.
Dates / OriginDate Created: late 1945-1949Date Created: 1946-05
Library locationsSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints DivisionShelf locator: Sc Photo Military
TopicsGeorgiaAfrican American menAfrican American soldiersFort Benning (Ga.)Infantry School (U.S.)
GenresPhotographsGelatin silver prints
NotesContent: The majority of images from the post World War II period (late 1945-1949) depict the activities of the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy including individual and group portraits of enlisted personnel and officers; American troops stationed in the former Axis territories (Germany, Italy, and Japan); and views of Army and Navy training centers and military bases in the U.S., with an emphasis on presenting the military's attempts to integrate its troops and the co-operation between white and African American personnel. Also included are some views of troops returning home to the United States; families being reunited at overseas bases; and medal presentations to war heroes. Activities of the U.S. Marine Corps are limited; the Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard are not represented.Content: Caption on back: "Enrolled in the Officer Candidate course at the Infantry School at Fort Benning is Beverly L. Scott (seated), 249 Lincoln Street, Statesville, North Carolina. Phillip S. Johnson (standing), 284 Commercial Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey, is a member of the West Point Preparatory Class at the School. While in the Army Johnson received a 2nd alternate appointment for West Point. He hopes to take advantage of the appointment and work for his commission at the Military Academy. 5/2/46."
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 8 x 10 in.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13049857Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b14a14e0-c645-012f-55d6-58d385a7bc34
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