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Names
United States. Office of War Information (Sponsor)
Naval Photographic Center (U.S.) (Photographer)
Collection

Military.

World War II

United States. Navy.

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
Flags -- American
Washington (D.C.)
African American men
Navies -- Officers
Oaths
Genres
Photographs
Gelatin silver prints
Notes
Content: Original file # : 45532 ; Caption on back: "Edward Swain Hope of Washington, D. C., is sworn in as a Lieutenant, CEC-V(S), USNR at Washington, D.C. on May 15, 1944 by Lieutenant Commander H.B. Atkinson, USNR, Executive Officer of the Office of Naval Officer Procurement of Washington; Lieutenant Hope is the first Negro to hold the rank of Lieutenant in the Navy; Born in Atlanta, Lieutenant Hope has lived since 1932 at Howard University, Washington, where he was Superintendent of Buildings and grounds; H holds four degrees from three colleges - Morehouse College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Columbia University; He has been ordered to proceed to U.S. Naval Construction Training Center at Davisville, Rhode Island for introduction and assignment to duty on the station force in connection with Seabee training."
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: 99e70d20-c645-012f-c21b-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. "First Negro Lieutenant sworn into Navy." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 186. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9fd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "First Negro Lieutenant sworn into Navy." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 28, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9fd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (186). First Negro Lieutenant sworn into Navy. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9fd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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First Negro Lieutenant sworn into Navy.