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Wordless Wednesday: The Tuskegee Institute Choir, 1933

October 14th, 2008 by Ajuan Mance

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Source: William Levi Dawson Collection at Emory University




Posted by Ajuan Mance

Posted in Black Colleges, Black History, Black Students, Carnegie Hall, Higher Education, Tuskegee University

9 Responses

  1. christine

    that’s a huge choir! the photo is well preserved or was it enhanced? happy WW!

  2. napaboaniya

    A photo that has brought back fond memories my guess? 🙂

  3. SandyCarlson

    What an accomplishment.

  4. Mojo

    For 1933, that must have been quite an accomplishment.

    By the way, did you get the Thomas Day (statue) photos I sent you?

  5. Ajuan Mance

    christine — This photo is very well preserved. As far as I am aware, it is not enhanced. I am basing this on my own collection of similar photos. They really weather the time of time.

    napaboaniya — Black college choirs are an important part of my family history, it’s true.

    SandyCarlson — Thanks for dropping in. This is such an incredible achievement, isn’t it, and so early in the 20th century, too!

    Mojo — Good to see you back again. Thanks for asking about the Thomas Day photos, too. For some reason, they did come to my email account. Would you mind sending them again, to Thank would be wonderful.

  6. Lori

    Great shot…Happy WW.

  7. Clnmike

    Great pic, very inspiring.

  8. Jim

    I’m sure their singing was great. For the New York City Marathon of 1970 Mrs. Jim and I walked through Harlem along the running route.
    One of the churches had the nicest choir on the steps of their church. The singers where all dressed in green robes.
    I believe their primary purpose was to give the runners a lift.
    Happy WW, thank you for peeking at my RR machine and for your nice comment.
    Nobody I know knows what that thing is.

  9. Keith

    I really love this. You’ve always got such great history on this site. I appreciate all you do here.