Group of civil rights strategists: Atty. Chas. Houston, J. Finley Wilson, and John P. Davis [cellulose acatate photonegatives]
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Wilson, J. Finley
Davis, John Preston
Houston, Charles Hamilton Dr. 1895-1950
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
CORRECTION NEEDED FOR IMAGE ORIENTATION.
No Ink on negative. Ink on enclosure: "Group of civil rights strategists: Atty. Chas. Houston, J. Finley Wilson, and John P. Davis." Five men in a room; two standing, one with hands on hips; one sitting on the back of a chair with hat in hand; one sitting with legs crossed and a hat; and one sitting with elbows on knees. "Agfa Safety Film" edge imprint. No Scurlock number. Similar to AC0618.004.0001023.tif. According to Craig Simpson in an e-mail (13 Nov. 2012): "...This appears to be a delegation that called on O. John Rogge, first assistant attorney general of US, to demand Department of Justice action in Georgia peonage cases and South Carolina cases of mob violence by the Ku Klux Klan. Left to right: Louis Colman, New York, assistant national secretary of the International Labor Defense; William L. Patterson, Chicago, vice president of the International Labor Defense; Charles H. Houston, counsel for the National Association for Advancement of Colored People; J. Finley Wilson, grand exalted ruler of the Elks; and John P. Davis, executive secretary of the National Negro Congress. See April 27, 1940 of Chicago Defender, page 4, "National Negro Congress Girds for Third Conference" for photo of what seem to be the same people in the same room (window is the same, shade drawn to the same length and desk is slightly visible, bottom of frame of photo visible in Scurlock photo is also visible in Defender image)."
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History