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Rivers Studio, Daytona Beach, Florida


A black and white image of Mary McLeod Bethune, center, awarding a plaque to a student during a commencement. She is standing in the center of the image, wearing a cap, academic gown, and tassel. She is reading from a folder in her left hand and handing the diploma to the student with her right. The student is standing to her right, and he is wearing a light-colored suit and tie. At the left of the image is Richard Vernon Moore, Sr., president of Bethune-Cookman University at the time. He is standing behind a podium. Seated behind them are additional faculty and staff, wearing caps, gowns, and tassels. On the back of the photograph is the stamp of the photographer's studio, as well as the following note, "Pres. Moore looks on as Mrs. Bethune presents award to student 1950."




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Subject-Personal Names

Bethune, Mary McLeod (1875-1955); Moore, Richard Vernon, Sr. (1906-1994)

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

21 cm. x 25 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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