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A color image of Edward Rodriguez, Mary McLeod Bethune's foster son, leading an academic procession for a graduation ceremony at Bethune-Cookman University. He is wearing a suit, academic gown, cap, and he is carrying a colored stick and tassel in his hand. Behind him are more teachers, who are also wearing academic clothing, and carrying colored sticks and tassels. They are walking down a sidewalk that runs along the university. At the left is a small girl who is wearing a red dress, watching everyone walk by. A male spectator can also be seen at the right. In the background are large palm and oak trees. On the back of the photograph is the note, "Mr. Rodriguez leads graduation procession, 1950's." The photographer of the image is unknown.


ca. 1950s


Color photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Men -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Graduation ceremonies -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Spectators -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Teachers -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs

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

13 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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