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An African American man, Edward Swain Hope of Washington, D. C., is sworn in as a Lieutenant, CEC-V(S), USNR at Washington, D.C. by Lieutenant Commander H.B. Atkinson, USNR, Executive Officer of the Office of Naval Officer Procurement of Washington

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An African American man, Edward Swain Hope of Washington, D. C., is sworn in as a Lieutenant, CEC-V(S), USNR at Washington, D.C. by Lieutenant Commander H.B. Atkinson, USNR, Executive Officer of the Office of Naval Officer Procurement of Washington
Names
Naval Photographic Center (U.S.) (Photographer)
Collection

Military

World War II

United States Navy

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1944-05-15
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. Navy
Flags -- American
Washington (D.C.)
African American men
Navies -- Officers
Oaths
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: 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
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
Other local Identifier: 45532
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 99e70d20-c645-012f-c21b-58d385a7bc34
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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "An African American man, Edward Swain Hope of Washington, D. C., is sworn in as a Lieutenant, CEC-V(S), USNR at Washington, D.C. by Lieutenant Commander H.B. Atkinson, USNR, Executive Officer of the Office of Naval Officer Procurement of Washington" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1944. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9fd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "An African American man, Edward Swain Hope of Washington, D. C., is sworn in as a Lieutenant, CEC-V(S), USNR at Washington, D.C. by Lieutenant Commander H.B. Atkinson, USNR, Executive Officer of the Office of Naval Officer Procurement of Washington" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 27, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9fd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1944). An African American man, Edward Swain Hope of Washington, D. C., is sworn in as a Lieutenant, CEC-V(S), USNR at Washington, D.C. by Lieutenant Commander H.B. Atkinson, USNR, Executive Officer of the Office of Naval Officer Procurement of Washington Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9fd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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An African American man, Edward Swain Hope of Washington, D. C., is sworn in as a Lieutenant, CEC-V(S),  USNR at Washington, D.C. by Lieutenant Commander H.B. Atkinson, USNR, Executive Officer of the Office of Naval Officer Procurement of Washington