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Glass, Chief of Scouts, Ft. Apache, Arizona [19K AHS, #62697]
Glass, Chief of Scouts, Ft. Apache, Arizona
[19K AHS, #62697]

 

Bonitp, Sgt. Jim and Scout Glass, Chief of Scouts
Bonitp, Sgt. Jim and Scout Glass, Chief of Scouts - White Mt. Apache
[33K AHS, #50140]

 

Lt. Flipper
Lt. Flipper was the first African-American to graduate from West Point. He served with the Black Regiments of Arizona, helped to survey on the boundaries of Arizona and worked for Col. Green, the copper baron in Mexico. He also helped to publish a paper in Sonora, Arizona. He was shunned by his fellow military in Arizona once, because of his dismissal from the service on false charges. He received an honorable burial during the Carter administration 
[16K AHS, #50896]
Members of the 10th Cavalry at Ft. Apache, Arizona
Members of the 10th Cavalry at Ft. Apache, Arizona doing a drill to entertain themselves. ca. 1918
[25K AHS, #26175] 
William Martin Jr. at the Faraway Ranch in Arizona just before the dehorning of the herd
William Martin Jr. at the Faraway Ranch in Arizona just before the dehorning of the herd. Martin was the grandson of an escaped slave, Caleb B. Martin from Natchez, Mississippi who came to Arizona and homesteaded by 1880. Caleb obtained 640 acres and was assisted by Col. Hooker in developing his herd. William used to ride in the rodeo in Wilcox and his brother Caleb Jr. rode in the rodeo parade during his later years. After Caleb Sr. sold the ranch to the Cook Cattle Company, Will and his brother and sister, Jesse, continued to work on the various ranches in the area
[20K AHS, #72542] 
Jeff was a cowboy who worked for the Greer family.
Jeff was a cowboy who worked for the Greer family. He was involved in a gunfight and he became involved in a dangerous situation. He was saved from death by some Mormons. The Greers died later and Jeff gave up being a cowboy and moved into California and became a cab driver
[29K AHS, #56796 ]

 

Unidentified girl holding a doll
Unidentified girl holding a doll.
[15K AHS, Buehman Collection, B#113,869]

 

On the back of photo reads: C. C. Simmons. From Buehman Collection 
On the back of photo reads: C. C. Simmons. From Buehman Collection 
[10K AHS, Buehman Collection, B#86,643]
Workers waiting to ship out cotton they probably helped harvest
Workers waiting to ship out cotton they probably helped harvest. Location is in Arizona. African Americans who came to work in the cotton industry in Arizona often found their talents working for them. In Dixie, they worked in the fields as slaves and received no wages at all, but in Arizona cotton seed pressers received more pay, according to a report by a former cottonseed presser, Mr. Foley, Sr. of A. Mountain. There was a certain amount of respectability connected with work in the cotton industry, because of the absence of slavery.
[23K AHS, #14513]
During the turn of the century, one of the leisure time activities would be to picnic at San Xavier
During the turn of the century, one of the leisure time activities would be to picnic at San Xavier. Many church groups used to do this and sometimes groups passing through Tucson would book such a ride out to San Xavier. In this instance we have a Mr. Davis and his party on the way to San Xavier. Later photos show the group at the Mission.
[23K AHS, Buehman Collection, #B89,406]
Segregated public school near Cashion, Arizona
Segregated public school near Cashion, Arizona. This is in the Maricopa County area.
[19K AHS, #2179]
Dunbar Junior High School during days of segregation.
Dunbar Junior High School during days of segregation. This group of marching majoretters and drum and bugel corps appear in the rodeo parade in Tucson, Arizona. They are sponsored by the American Legion Post #38: The Col. Charles Young American Legion. It was named after one of the African-American stationed at Ft. Huachuca and was the post commander at one time.
[29K AHS, #75985]
Mr. Lawson, a member of one of the fraternal groups of Tucson
Mr. Lawson, a member of one of the fraternal groups of Tucson. He obtained the rank of Major, as indicated by his tie emblem. The rank may be a former military rank, or one obtained within the group.
[9K AHS, Buehman Collection, B#50]
Aviation history began with the flights of such aviators as Janet Bragg
Aviation history began with the flights of such aviators as Janet Bragg, female pilot who worked with others to convince the President that African Americans possessed the capability to fly. She helped build an airstrip and flew her own plane. Later came the training of the Tuskegee Airman at Alabama. Vernon Haywood, above left, trained with that group of pilots and became a colonel in the Air Force. He is pictured here at a base in Chandler, Arizona. Bragg and Haywood helped to create a chapter of the Tuskegee Airman in Tucson. Senior Master Sergeant Fred Archer became its president and died in office and the Chapter is named after him. Another Tuskegee Airman: Al Penn has a B-25 named after him at the Pima Air Museum, near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona.
[15K AHS, #78197]

 

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