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African Americans -- 1950-1960

 Subject
Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Emory Cocke Photographs

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.VIS122
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection contains images depicting the interior of the Exposition Cotton Mills and its employees, spinning equipment and copies of illustrations regarding the International Cotton Exposition of 1881 from Harper’s Weekly. Photographers featured in this collection include Gabriel Benzur, and Lane Brothers, of Atlanta, Georgia.

Long, Rucker, and Aiken family photographs and lithographs

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.VIS32
Scope and Content The collection documents the political, civic, educational, professional, family, and social life of members of the Long, Rucker, and Aiken families from 1859 through the 1970s. The images document three generations of the Long, Rucker, and Aiken families and visually chronicles their rise from slavery to social and political influence. It also provides visual documentation of African American life from Reconstruction to the late 20th century.

Photographs of substandard housing

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.VIS284
Scope and Content This collection contains images of substandard housing and living conditions in the southwestern areas of Atlanta, Georgia, including Stewart Avenue (later named Metropolitan Parkway); Battle Hill neighborhood (later named Westview neighborhood); Vine City neighborhood; and Philadelphia Avenue. The slides feature images of residential homes, children playing, and physically deteriorating landscapes heavily populated with trash and other discarded materials.