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African American wounded soldiers, sailors, marines and Coast Guardsmen sitting at tables and enjoying their Thanksgiving dinner, at Lucy D. Slowe Hall, Washington, D. C.

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African American wounded soldiers, sailors, marines and Coast Guardsmen sitting at tables and enjoying their Thanksgiving dinner, at Lucy D. Slowe Hall, Washington, D. C.

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Title
African American wounded soldiers, sailors, marines and Coast Guardsmen sitting at tables and enjoying their Thanksgiving dinner, at Lucy D. Slowe Hall, Washington, D. C.
Names
Levitt, Helen (Photographer)
Collection

Military

World War II

United States Army, Stateside Activities

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1944-11-26
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
World War, 1939-1945
United States. Army
Interiors
Washington (D.C.)
African-American soldiers
Dinner parties
Thanksgiving Day
Genres
Photographs
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
Gelatin silver prints
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): 8db9f4a0-c645-012f-b4aa-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

  • 1944: 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. "African American wounded soldiers, sailors, marines and Coast Guardsmen sitting at tables and enjoying their Thanksgiving dinner, at Lucy D. Slowe Hall, Washington, D. C." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1944. 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. "African American wounded soldiers, sailors, marines and Coast Guardsmen sitting at tables and enjoying their Thanksgiving dinner, at Lucy D. Slowe Hall, Washington, D. C." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 29, 2017. 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. (1944). African American wounded soldiers, sailors, marines and Coast Guardsmen sitting at tables and enjoying their Thanksgiving dinner, at Lucy D. Slowe Hall, Washington, D. C. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9ea-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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African American wounded soldiers, sailors, marines and Coast Guardsmen sitting at tables and enjoying their Thanksgiving dinner, at Lucy D. Slowe Hall, Washington, D. C.