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A black and white photograph of a large crowd of African American men and women gathered in front of White Hall on the campus of Bethune-Cookman College. The crowd is dressed in suits and dresses. Their attention is on the entrance to White Hall, which is columned and from which hangs patriotic red, white and blue banners. Under the half-circle banner, standing on the steps, are two women. The woman at the left with her hand raised in the air is Mary McLeod Bethune. The tall, Caucasian woman to the right of her is Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady. The windows can be seen on the exterior of the building, and people can be seen standing in the windows, watching the event. On the back of the image is written, "Mrs. Bethune speaking - political gathering - BCC campus, late 1940's." The image is printed on Kodatone paper. The photographer of the image is unknown.


ca. 1940s


Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; African Americans; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Men -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Suits (Clothing ) -- Photographs; Dresses -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Hats -- Photographs; College presidents -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; College buildings -- Florida -- Photographs; Thomas White Hall (Daytona Beach, Fla.) -- Photographs; Patriotism -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Crowds -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Presidents' spouses -- United States of America -- Photographs

Subject-Personal Names

Bethune, Mary McLeod (1875-1955); Roosevelt, Anna Eleanor (1884-1962)

Number of Images

2 images

Side of Image

Back of Postcard


Bethune-Cookman University

Repository Collection

Bethune-Cookman University Photograph Collection

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Size of Original Image

9 cm. x 15 cm.

Rights Statement

All rights to images are held by the respective holding institution. This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information contact University Archives, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 (386) 481-2186.

Digital Publisher

Electronically reproduced by the Digital Services unit of the University of Central Florida Libraries, Orlando, 2009.

Funding source

LSTA Grant 2008-2009

Digital Reproduction Specifications

Jpeg2000 images were derived from 400 dpi tiffs scanned on a Kodak i200 series flatbed scanner.

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