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A black and white image of the pallbearers carrying Mary McLeod Bethune's casket from the Bethune Foundation to the auditorium in White Hall. In the center of the image are the eight pallbearers wearing dark-colored suits and carrying the casket. They are walking toward the columned entrance of White Hall, which is visible at the left of the image. Walking behind the pallbearers are two men who are not carrying the casket. The man on the left, who is wearing a suit and bowtie, is President Richard V. Moore. Walking behind the pallbearers are women in white dresses, at the right of the image. The woman in the white dress farthest to the left is Florence Roane. On the front of the image was written, "Body carried from Foundation to Auditorium, May 23 1955, 11:30 A.M." The photographer of the image is unknown.


23 May 1955


Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Bethune, Mary McLeod -- Death and burial -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Funeral processions -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; African Americans; Men -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; College presidents -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; College buildings -- Florida -- Photographs; Thomas White Hall (Daytona Beach, Fla.) -- Photographs; Mourning clothing and dress -- Photographs; Coffins -- Photographs; Dresses -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs

Subject-Personal Names

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

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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

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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