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Led Championship team.

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Title
Led Championship team.
Additional title: [African American women basketball players holding their trophy won at the WAC Theater Basketball Championship in Rouen, France; 13 March 1946.]
Names
United States. Army (Photographer)
Collection

Military

Post-World War II Activity

Troops in France.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1946
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Military
Topics
African Americans
African-American soldiers
Armed Forces -- United States
Military uniforms
Rouen (France)
African American women
Awards
African American basketball players
Genres
Photographs
Gelatin silver prints
Notes
Content: Caption on back: "Led championship team; The basketball team representing the 6888th Central Postal Directory, only Negro Wac [Women's Army Corps] unit to serve overseas, won the WAC Theater Basketball Championship of the ETO while stationed in Rouen, France; The last contingent of the 6888th returned to the States on Friday, March 8; with it left to right: Staff Sergeant Doris L. Paige, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, the team's coach; First Lieutenant Mercedes Jordan, New York City, the unit's Special Service Officer; and Technician Fifth Grade Gertrude Cruse, Cincinnati, Ohio, who captained the championship team; In addition to the trophy pictured above which was awarded the team, individual members were presented with self-winding wrist watches., 3/13/46."
Physical Description
Extent: 1 photographic print : Gelatin silver ; 8 x 10 in.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13049857
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a46ffcf0-c645-012f-aac0-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1946: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Led Championship team." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1946. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9d8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Led Championship team." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 27, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9d8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1946). Led Championship team. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9d8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Led Championship team.