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A black and white image of Dr. James Colston, Bethune-Cookman College president (1945-1947), standing in the middle of a dirt road while his students line the road in front of Cookman Hall. Dr. Colston can be seen right, standing with his hands crossed in front of him, wearing a suit. To the left of the image are Bethune-Cookman students, girls, boys, women, and men, dressed formally and waiting for someone to arrive. Some of the students are holding American flags in their hands. Behind the students can be seen large oak trees with moss hanging from the branches. In the background at the right of the image is the front edifice of Cookman Hall. The photographer of the image is unknown.


ca. 1940s


Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; College presidents -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Students -- African Americans -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Girls -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Boys -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Men - Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Patriotism; College buildings -- Florida -- Photographs; Rev. Alfred Cookman Hall (Daytona Beach, Fla.) -- Photographs; Trees -- Florida -- Photographs; Spanish moss -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Hats -- Photographs; Suits (Clothing) -- Photographs; Dresses -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Dirt roads -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Spectators -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs

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Front of Postcard


Bethune-Cookman University

Repository Collection

Bethune-Cookman University Photograph Collection

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Size of Original Image

10 cm. x 14 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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