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Series 1
Photograph prints, 1969-2008
Boxes 1 and 94

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of photographs taken by Jim Alexander from 1969-2008, including images of prominent African American politicians, athletes, activists, authors, and artists. The collection contains photographs of Romare Bearden, Pearl Cleage, Angela Davis, Michael Lomax, Edwin Moses, Andrew Young, and Jean Childs Young, among others. The photographs also document significant events such as African Liberation Day in Washington, D.C. (1970s); the March for Sisterhood and Brotherhood in Forsyth County, Georgia (1987); a march in support of the Wilmington 10 (1976); a 1969 anti-apartheid rally; and a march in support of school desegregation in Boston, Massachusetts (1974). Many of the photographs were taken at the Atlanta Neighborhood Arts Center.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order by subject.

Box Folder Content
94 1 Abernathy, Ralph David at signing for And the Walls Came Tumbling Down (Atlanta, Georgia), 1989 Abernathy, Ralph David at signing for
94 1 Alexander, Jim, self-portrait (Atlanta, Georgia), 1978
94 1 al-Amin, Jamil Abdullah [H. Rap Brown] and Kwame Ture [Stokley Carmichael] (Atlanta, Georgia), 1997
1 1 African Liberation Day (Washington, D.C.), 1972
1 2 African Liberation Day March (Washington, D.C.), 1974
94 1 Baldwin, James, Gwendolyn Brooks, and other unidentified people (Atlanta, Georgia), 1980
94 1 Bambara, Toni Cade and unidentified woman (Atlanta, Georgia), 1988
1 3 Bearden, Romare at the Neighborhood Arts Center (Atlanta, Georgia), 1978
1 4 Bearden, Romare at the Neighborhood Arts Center with Kerry Price, John Eaton, Michael Lomax, and Nanette Bearden (Atlanta, Georgia), 1978
94 2 Benu Study Group at Morehouse college, Martin Luther King, Jr. Chapel (Atlanta, Georgia), 1984
94 6 Billops, Camille (Atlanta, Georgia), 1990 [5 photographs]
94 11-17 Billops, Camille, art exhibit opening in LaGrange, Georiga, 2008 [35 photographs]

Photographs include James V. Hatch, Richard Long, Randall Burkett, and Wes Cochrane.

94 2 Bond, Julian, John Lewis and unidentified woman (Atlanta, Georgia), 1986
1 5 Boyd, Valerie at Auburn Avenue Research Library (Atlanta, Georgia), 2003
1 6 Candle in the Dark Awards: Hank Aaron, Morehouse College (Atlanta, Georgia), 1990
1 7 Candle in the Dark Awards: T.M. Alexander, Sr., Dr. Asa Yancey, Sr., Calvin O. Butts, Sr., Spike Lee, Asa Hilliard, Hank Aaron, and Denzel Washington, Morehouse College (Atlanta, Georgia), 1990
94 2 Carruthers, Jacob and Asa Hilliard (Atlanta, Georgia), 1989
1 8 Cleage, Pearl (Atlanta, Georgia), no date [1 of 2]
1 9 Cleage, Pearl, (Atlanta, Georgia), no date [2 of 2]
1 10 Cleage, Pearl, portrait (Atlanta, Georgia), 1979
1 11 Cleage, Pearl, seated at speaking event (Atlanta, Georgia), 1979
1 12 Cleage, Pearl and Zaron Burnett (Atlanta, Georgia), no date
1 13 Davis, Angela (New Haven, Connecticut), 1975
1 14 Davis, Angela and Nikky Finney (Atlanta, Georgia), 1985
1 15 Farrakhan, Louis (Atlanta, Georgia), 1980
94 7 Free Southern Theater Project reunion (New Orleans, Louisiana), 1985 [includes photographs of Tom Dent, Doris Derby, Betty Jean Jones, and John O'Neal] [11 photographs]
94 3 "Free the Wilmington 10" march (Wilmington, North Carolina), 1976
94 4 Jackson, Jesse (Atlanta, Georgia), 1986
1 16 "A Just Demand," anti-apartheid rally, Harlem (New York, New York), 1969
94 8 Killens, John Oliver (Atlanta, Georgia), 1981 [3 photographs]
1 17 Lawrence, Jacob (Atlanta, Georgia), no date
1 18 Lemon, Meadowlark (Atlanta, Georgia), 1982
1 19 Lomax, Michael (Atlanta, Georgia), 1993
1 20 Lomax, Michael, Nanette Bearden and Romare Bearden, viewing photographs (Atlanta, Georgia), 1978
1 21 Lomax, Michael, Nanette Bearden and Romare Bearden, walking down a hallway (Atlanta, Georgia), 1978
94 3 Long, Richard (Doctor) and Leslie King-Hammond (Atlanta, Georgia), 1978
94 3 Lovelace, Alice and Jiki Riley at the Neighborhood Arts Center (Atlanta, Georgia), 1982
1 22 March for Sisterhood and Brotherhood (Forsyth County, Georgia), 1987
1 23 March for Sisterhood and Brotherhood, Hosea Williams speaking a press conference (Forsyth County, Georgia), 1987
1 24 Moses, Edwin (Atlanta, Georgia), 1984
1 25 Moses, Edwin, barefoot (Atlanta, Georgia), 1984
1 26 Moses, Edwin, running (Atlanta, Georgia), 1984
1 27 Moses, Edwin with unidentified man (Atlanta, Georgia), 1984
94 3 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People offices with flyer displaying a swastika and the words "white power" on the door (New Haven, Connecticut), 1973
94 3 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People school desegregation march (Boston, Massachusetts), 1974
94 9 "Protest of the Whitney Museum's Bicentennial Exhibit which Featured No Blacks and Only One Woman" (New York, New York), 1976 [includes photographs of Benny Andrews and Richard Mayhew] [7]
1 28 Robinson, Jackie, Rachel Robinson and Mayor Bart Guida (New Haven, Connecticut), 1973
94 3 Run-D.M.C. (Atlanta, Georgia), 1988
94 4 Simon, Jewel, Elizabeth Catlett, Lois Mailou Jones and two unidentified women (Atlanta, Georgia), no date
94 5 SisterLove: Louise Meriwether, Pink Gordon Lane, Johnetta Cole, Paula Giddings, Pearl Cleage, Gwendolyn Brooks, Toni Cade Bambara, Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, and Mari Evans (Atlanta, Georgia), 1988
1 29 Southern Christian Leadership Conference, unidentified march, circa 1980s
94 5 Universal Negro Improvement Association, 125th Street, Harlem (New York, New York), 1976
1 30 Young, Andrew and Jean Childs Young, Andrew Young for Atlanta press conference (Atlanta, Georgia), 1980 [1 of 2]
1 31 Young, Andrew and Jean Childs Young, Andrew Young for Atlanta press conference (Atlanta, Georgia), 1980 [2 of 2]
94 10 Young, Andrew and Ossie Davis at Black Writers Tribute, Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia), 1980
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