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A black and white image of the Bethune-Cookman University choir preparing to board a Pan American chartered plane for a trip to Mackinac Island. The choir consists of African American men and women are are lined up outside of the gangway and on the tarmac, preparing to board the plane. The men are dressed formally in suits, and the women are wearing skirts, blouses, jackets, and high-heeled shoes. Some of the women are carrying handbags and are wearing gloves. Some of the students are wearing Bethune-Cookman clothing with the Wildcats logo on the front. The students standing on the stairway to the plane are waving at the camera. The choir director Thomas Demps is standing just to the right of the stairs on the tarmac and is waving to the camera. He is wearing a lightly-colored suit jacket iand is carrying a luggage bag in his left hand. At the left of the image, a member of the flight crew is standing under the wing of the place in uniform. The photographer of the image is unknown. A note included with the photograph reads, "Bethune-Cookman College choir off to Mackinac Island by chartered plane."


ca. 1960s


Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Men -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Students -- African Americans -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Air travel -- Photographs; Aircraft -- American -- Florida -- Daytona beach -- Photographs; Luggage -- Photographs; Flight crews -- American -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Suits (Clothing) -- Photographs

Number of Images

2 images

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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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