Maxey Family photographs, 1910-1945 (VIS 37)
The collection includes photographs of members of the Maxey family of Georgia, including Charles Lincoln Maxey, Sr., of Madison and Tina Beatrice Johnson, his wife, of Covington. The collection contains images documenting African-American school groups at varying levels from one-room schoolhouses for elementary level children to college students. All are group photographs, primarily exterior scenes posed before educational buildings, or graduation groups. Most are unidentified by both the location and the individuals depicted.
Those identified include the Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, students at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, with Charles Maxey; the Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, Morgan County Georgia teachers; and the class of 1923 at Clark College with M. E. Maxey. The Clark University photograph was taken by Atlanta African-American photographer Paul Poole.
The Maxey Family photographs contain 11 photographic prints, all of which are digitized and available on this database.
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Digitization of this collection is made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services