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Photographs of Family and Friends of J. LeVelle Williams

Photographs from the scrapbooks of J. LeVelle Williams, a resident of Chicago (Ill.) and Willa Lou Samon (nee Williams), who was born in Omaha (Neb.). Includes a card photograph of Willa and Morris, and a formal portrait of Morris and Annie Williams. Also includes a studio portrait of a Willa Lou and a group portrait at the grave of Rev.

Reverend J.H. Jackson papers

Reverend Joseph H. Jackson (1900-1990) was a missionary, pastor, diplomat, scholar, an outspoken Republican, and an African American Baptist leader during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Jackson was the pastor at Olivet Baptist Church on Chicago’s South Side from 1941-1990, and president of the National Baptist Convention (NBC) from 1953-1982. Before his tenure at Olivet Baptist Church,