Griffith J. Davis Photographs and Films, 1947-1991 and undated.

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Davis, Griffith J. Griffith J. Davis Photographs and Films, 1947-1991 and undated.

Griffith J. Davis Photographs and Films, 1947-1991 and undated.

Collection dates from 1949-1991 and comprises photographs, negatives, and contact prints and related materials assembled by African American photojournalist Griff Davis, concerning Langston Hughes, Hale Woodruff, and Charles Alston, all prominent African American writers, poets, or artists, and the Palmer Memorial Institute, a private junior and senior high school for African Americans in Sedalia, N.C. The audiovisual components include home movies and nine color and black and white 16mm films dating from the fifties, taken in Liberia by Davis during part of William V.S. Tubman's presidency. Films depict a wide range of subjects, activities and events, including the country's people, industry, leaders, and rural life. Other Griff Davis images in the collection are found in an album entitled "Progress in Liberia, November 1949 - February 1950," containing twenty large black and white gelatin silver prints with typed captions; the album was assembled to promote a partnership between the government of Liberia and Liberia Mining Company. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

476 items (6.1 lin. ft.)

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Woodruff, Hale, 1900-1980

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Painter, educator; New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Hale Woodruff, 1968 Nov. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 276394232 Painter, educator; New York, N.Y. Established one of the earliest art departments in a black college at Atlanta University during the 1930's. From the description of Hale Woodruff papers, 1927-1977. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78813613 ...

Davis, Griffith J., 1923-1993

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Photojournalist, diplomat, and film maker from Atlanta, Georgia. From the description of Griffith J. Davis Photographs and Films, 1947-1991 and undated. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 41150190 Griffith Davis was born on the campus of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia April 18, 1923. He was introduced to photography during high school. After serving in WWII, Davis returned to Atlanta where his photojournalism career flourished as he worked while at Morehou...

Alston, Charles Henry, 1907-1977

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African-American artist Charles Henry Alston, nicknamed "Spinky," was born 28 November 1907 in Charlotte, N.C. He was the youngest of five children born to the Reverend Primus Priss Alston, who was born into slavery in Chatham County, N.C., and Anna Miller Alston. After Primus's death, Anna married Harry Pierce Bearden, artist Romare Bearden's uncle, and moved the family to New York in 1913. Charles Alston worked as a painter, sculptor, graphic artist, illustrator, and educator, gaining national...

Archive of Documentary Arts (Duke University)

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The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is the largest film festival in the United States entirely devoted to documentary film. An international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of non-fiction cinema, the Festival is held annually for four days in the spring in downtown Durham, North Carolina. Typically, more than 100 films are screened, along with discussions, panels, and workshops fostering conversation between filmmakers, film professionals and the public. ...

Ganta United Methodist Mission

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Palmer Memorial Institute (Sedalia, N.C.)

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Palmer Memorial Institute was founded by Charlotte (Hawkins) Brown in Sedalia, N.C., in 1902; after graduating more than one thousand African Americans, the school closed in 1971, ten years after Hawkins Brown's death; Bennett College purchased the campus in 1980 and it is now the site of the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Memorial. From the description of Palmer Memorial Institute records, 1923-1986. (Bennett College). WorldCat record id: 70963007 ...

Liberia Mining Company.

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Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

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Poet, author, playwright, songwriter. From the guide to the Langston Hughes collection, [microform], 1926-1967, (The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.) From the description of Langston Hughes collection, 1926-1967. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 144652168 Langson Hughes: African-American poet and writer, author of Weary Blue (1926), The Big Sea (1940), and other works. ...

Tubman, William V. S., 1895-1971

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William Vacanarat Shadrach Tubman ( 1895-1971 ), nineteenth president of Liberia, was born November 29, 1895 in Harper City, Maryland County, Liberia to Alexander Tubman and Elizabeth Rebecca Barnes Tubman . His paternal grandparents, manumitted slaves, were repatriates who in 1837 had immigrated from Georgia ( USA ) to the Maryland Colony in Africa . Tubman received his education at Government Elementary School in Harper City and the Cape Palmas Methodist Seminary. He began his pol...

Harley, George W. (George Way), 1894-1966

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Missionary and physician. From the description of Papers, 1911-1975 bulk 1925-1960. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 16392517 George Way Harley, Methodist missionary, physician, blacksmith, geographer, anthropologist, and researcher was born in Asheville, North Carolina on August 8, 1894. Harley's father was a Methodist minister and from an early age Harley aspired to become a missionary. After graduating from Trinity College, Durham, N.C. in 1916,...