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A black and white image of sorority sister Mamie Alexander, left, who is pouring tea for a woman, right, at a party in honor of Mary McLeod Bethune at Wayne University. Miss Alexander is wearing dress and a hat. On the table before her are teacups, plates, and a tea pitcher. The woman to the right is wearing a large hat and a dark suit. In the background of the image can be seen other individuals, as well as curtains covering the windows. On the back of the photograph is written the date and place the image was taken, as well as, "Tea to honor Soror Mary McLeod Bethune, Soror Mamie Alexander pouring." The photographer of the image is unknown.


1 May 1950


Black and white photography -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Photographs; African Americans; Women -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Photographs; Draperies -- Photographs; Tea parties -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Photographs

Number of Images

2 images

Side of Image

Front of Postcard


Bethune-Cookman University

Repository Collection

Bethune-Cookman University Photograph Collection

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Size of Original Image

9 cm. x 9 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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