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Johnson, Theodore


Bethune-Cookman University


A black and white image of male and female African American students standing outside in an arch-shape. The men and women are wearing commencement caps and gowns, and are each holding a commencement program and a lit candle. They all appear to be singing. One man is wearing dark sunglasses, another man is wearing regular eyeglasses, and a female student is wearing regular eyeglasses. The stained glass windows from Heyn Chapel can be seen behind them. They are most likely singing a hymn following the yearly tree-planting ceremony which occurred at each commencement. On the back of the image is stamped in black ink "Photo by Theodore Johnson, Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Florida."


ca. 1960s


Black and white photography -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Outdoor photography -- Photographs; College buildings -- Florida -- Photographs; Heyn Chapel (Daytona Beach, Fla.) -- Photographs; Students -- African Americans -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Women -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Men -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Graduation ceremonies -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Stained glass -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Singing -- Florida -- Daytona Beach -- Photographs; Candles -- Photographs

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 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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