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Photograph by:
Don Thompson, American  Search this
Subject of:
John Hope Franklin, American, 1915 - 2009  Search this
Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church, American, founded 1905  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W: 10 7/8 × 13 7/8 in. (27.6 × 35.3 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
1995; printed 2014
A black-and-white gelatin silver print portrait of historian John Hope Franklin, survivor of the Tulsa Race Massacre. Franklin is depicted standing on N. Greenwood Ave. in Tulsa, Oklahoma, beneath the US-412 overpass. He wears a light colored suit jacket, white shirt and a dark colored paisley necktie. He is standing with his arms behind his back and is looking directly at the camera. Vernon Chapel A.M.E. Church is in the background. An adhesive label on the verso has the photographer's printed name and contact information as well as [John Hope Franklin - 1995] in bold italicized text and the photographer's signature [Don Thompson 2014] in graphite.
African American  Search this
African Methodist Episcopal  Search this
American South  Search this
American West  Search this
Communities  Search this
Methodist  Search this
Photography  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Religion  Search this
The Black Church  Search this
Tulsa Race Massacre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the photographer, Don Thompson
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Don Thompson
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National Museum of African American History and Culture