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Wounded Negro servicemen feted at Thanksgiving dinner.

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1260308
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Names
United States. Office of War Information (Sponsor)
Levitt, Helen (Photographer)
Collection

Military.

World War II

United States. Army; Stateside activities.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 186-?-198-
Date Created: 1942 - 1945
Date Created: 1944
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Military
Topics
World War, 1939-1945
Interiors
Washington (D.C.)
African American soldiers
Dinner parties
Thanksgiving Day
Genres
Photographs
Gelatin silver prints
Notes
Content: Caption on back: "More than 100 wounded Negro soldiers, sailors, marines and Coast Guardsmen were feted by The Equestriennes, a group of Government Girls, at an annual Thanksgiving dinner at Lucy D. Slowe Hall, Washington, D. C., Sunday afternoon, November 26, 1944; The veterans were greeted by Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt and heard addresses by Truman K. Gibson, Civilian Aide to the secretary of War; Mrs. Mary McLeod Bethune, President of the National Council of Negro Women; Dr. Marshall Shepard, Recorder of Deeds; Capt. [Captain] Herbert E. Carter of the famed 99th Pursuit Squadron; and Carlton Moss, writer and director of "The Negro Soldier"; Mrs. Lillie Brooks, mother of Sgt. [Sergeant] Joe Louis, was a guest at the dinner; Col. [Colonel] Campbell C. Johnson, Executive Assistant to the Director of Selective Service, served as master of ceremonies."
Physical Description
Extent: 1 photographic print : Gelatin silver ; 8 x 10 in.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b13049857
RLIN/OCLC : NYPG96-F156
UUID: 8db9f4a0-c645-012f-b4aa-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 186: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Wounded Negro servicemen feted at Thanksgiving dinner." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 186. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9ea-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Wounded Negro servicemen feted at Thanksgiving dinner." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 5, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9ea-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (186). Wounded Negro servicemen feted at Thanksgiving dinner. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9ea-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Wounded Negro servicemen feted at Thanksgiving dinner.