"Two sunny smiles in Sylacauga, Alabama." 1930s - 1941 circa
Maria Fearing, a former slave from Sumter County, Alabama, served as a Presbyterian missionary to the Congo in Africa, photo: 1880-1889
Unidentified African American woman, 1870-1890
African American woman standing with a white woman in a cotton field, 1890-1920
Three African American children in front of a cabin, 1890-1920
"Aunt Dora Queen" a midwife in Eufaula, Alabama, 1930s-1941
Jorena Pettway, Gee's Bend, AL, 1939
Sorting peas inside her smokehouse with many fruits and vegetables which she canned.
George Harris of Barbour County, AL, 1930s-1941
Harris was a "Jack of all trades" working as a brick mason, carpenter, and painter.
African American man in a field, 1911
African American woman with three children and a dog, 1890-1920
African American man and children standing in a cotton field, 1890-1920
Four African American children sitting on a fence, 1890-1920
African American woman holding turkey
African American man in an ox-drawn cart
African American woman sweeping a yard
Git up dar buck, 1890-1910
African American woman with a pair of oxen hitched to a plow.
Chantilly Plantation in Mount Meigs, Alabama
African American man with cotton bales in Selma, Alabama, 1890-1910
The man's pants are covered with cotton.
African Americans dressed for church, standing in front of a cabin in Selma, Alabama
Winter Canteya, 85, & his wife, 83, Fort Mitchell, AL, once slaves of Gen. Cantey, 1900-1920
Winter served as his master's bodyguard in Mexican & Civil Wars.
African Americans working in a field in Lowndes County, Alabama, 1939
Lithograph postcard of African Americans standing in a cotton field
1930s - 1941 circa
Photos: Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama
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