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New Hope Baptist Church Orchestra Early 1900s New Hope Baptist Church Choir, 1909 Doris Miller WWII Hero from Speegleville Jules Bledsoe World-renowned singer from Waco (2000) by Dr. Garry H. Radford The Gem Theater South Side of the Square On the Square, 1939 On the Square, 1939 Jockey Club Barber Shop, 1939 131 S. 2nd Jockey Club Barber Shop, 1939 131 S. 2nd Sitting in Front of the Gen Theater, 1939 South Side of the Square Mrs. Irene Cobb and her 1-3 Graders Bosqueville School Moore High School Cooking Class, 1927 Mrs. A.G. Taylor, Teacher 1948 Moore High Football Team J.H. Hines with Children A.J. Moore High School Cheerleaders 1946 J.H. Hines and Teachers, 1930s East Waco School Harriet Caufield Born a slave, died free. Amy Caufield Born a slave, died free. Dr. George Sherman Conner Waco Doctor 1895-1939 Meddie Lillian Allen Owned a great farm at Harrison Switch Harriet Caufield Smith Named for her Grandmother New Hope Baptist church Orchestra Early 1900s Vera Allen, 1920s Daughter of Meddie Allen Jules Bledsoe World-renowned Singer from Waco Affluent Professional Men Dollie and Steve Cobb, 1922 N. 7th Street School Doris Miller WWII Hero from Speegleville New Hope Baptist Church, December 12, 1943 Note-burning ceremony Alpha Rho Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, 1946 Pizzarro Ray Malone Self-Employed Real Estate Agent Vivienne Malone Baylor’s First Black Professor Paul Quinn College Main Building The “X” locates an old slave auction block which stood as a reminder of the importance of education. Lazarus Place In East Waco Near Paul Quinn Reverend and Mrs. Stephen Cobb Waco’s First Black Licensed Minister First Pastor at New Hope Baptist Church Sublett Grocery Store in East Waco Owned by L.M. Sublett First Black-Owned Business in Waco 1887-1938 Blacks and Whites worked side by side in the rescue efforts after the 1953 Waco Tornado. Oscar DuConge became Waco’s first Black mayor in 1974. Photographer A.A. Moody in Cameron Park,, 1930s Waco Army Flying School Soldiers, 1943 New Hope Baptist Church Boy Scouts, 1970s Paul Quinn College, Main Building Paul Quinn College Main Building Bishop Paul Quinn Paul Quinn Faculty Group, 1914 Paul Quinn College Entrance 1020 Elm Avenue Paul Quinn College Art Class, 1916 Rear view of Main Building A.J. Moore Moore High School Memorial Marker Moore High School, 1914 Clay and River Street Bunrned in 1921 A.J. Moore 1915 Elementary Class Moore High Lions A.J. Moore High School 600 South First (University Parks) Built in 1923 Dr. Garry H. Radford Waco Dentist, Civic Leader, and Historian Officers C.F. Franklin and Jessie Gamble Waco’s First Two Black Police Officers, 1940s