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Jim Ligon Photograph Collection, 1920's-1960's


Shiloh Baptist Church's Annual Women's Day

Shiloh Baptist Church's Annual Women's Day

An All-Girl choir sings at Shiloh Baptist Church's annual Women's Day program, ca. 1950's.

J.M. and Adeline Hurdle with Students, ca. 1929

J.M. and Adeline Hurdle with Students, ca. 1929

Teachers J. M. Hurdle (back center) and Adeline Hurdle (back row) pose with their pupils at the Diboll's African American School in about 1929. Their children, Florine and Clarance are also in the photo.
 

Diboll's African American Students, ca. 1920's

Midwife Ella Steadman

Midwife Ella Steadman

One of Diboll's African American midwives, Ella Steadman.

Henry Carter

Joy Mae Smith and the Welcome Cleaners Van

Joy Mae Smith and the Welcome Cleaners Van

Joy Mae Smith stands beside "Welcome Cleaners and Laundry, Diboll Texas" vehicle, ca. 1950's.

Larry Williams

Larry Williams

Young Larry Williams at the Garrett Ranch houses. 

Pearl Bailey

Perry Chapel Bible School

Perry Chapel Bible School

Children and adults at the Perry Chapel Bible School.

Perry Chapel Male Choire

Perry Chapel Male Choire

Perry Chapel's Male Choir.  Professor Jackson sits at the piano.

Perry Chapel Senior Choir

Perry Chapel Senior Choir

Perry Chapel's Senior Choir.

Emma and Professor Jackson

Emma and Professor Jackson

Emma and Professor W. J. Jackson.

Shiloh Baptist Church Choir

Shiloh Baptist Church Choir

Shiloh Baptist Church choir.  Mrs. Mabel Johnson is on the front row, second from left.

Shiloh Baptist Church Choir

Shiloh Baptist Church Congregation

Shiloh Baptist Church Congregation

The congregation during a Shiloh Baptist Church service. 

Shiloh Baptist Church Deacon Board

Shiloh Baptist Church Deacon Board

Shiloh Baptist Church Deacon Board
From Left to right: Finis Henderson, Amos Harris, Justice Clark, Dwane Coleman, Rev. N.C. Simmons, A. H. Foster

Shiloh Baptist Church Usher Board

Shiloh Baptist Church Usher Board

The Shiloh Baptist Church Usher Board
Left to right: Justice Clark, Lloyd Triplett, Fannie Jackson, Lizzie Odom, Bessie Henderson, Levy Smith, Roosevelt Davis, Earl Washington

Shiloh Baptist Church Youth Group

Shiloh Baptist Church Youth Group

The Shiloh Baptist Church youth group.

Odessa Watkins, Professor Hurdle, Florine Hurdle

Odessa Watkins, Professor Hurdle, Florine Hurdle

Diboll's African American teachers, ca. 1920's.  From left to right: Odessa Watkins, Professor Hurdle, and Florine Hurdle

Workers at White City Lumber Camp

Workers at White City Lumber Camp

African American workers at White City Lumber Camp.