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A black and white image of male and female African American graduates standing outside in a circle around a tree. The students are wearing commencement caps and gowns. Some of the women at the left of the photograph are holding umbrellas, indicating that it is raining. The group is standing in the grass in front of an unidentified Bethune-Cookman University campus building. Two of the windows are open on this building; an unidentified male is looking out one of the windows down at the group planting the tree. A male graduate at the forefront of the image is holding a shovel and scooping dirt to cover the hole where the tree has been planted. This ceremony is called the "tree planting ceremony," which occurred annually after each commencement. On the back of the image is stamped "Page, Pix no., Order (illegible)." The photographer of the image is unknown.


ca. 1960s


Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Outdoor photography -- Photographs; Trees -- Florida -- Photographs; Students -- African Americans -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Graduation ceremonies -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Rain -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Umbrellas -- Photographs; Shovels -- 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

21 cm. x 26 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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