Photograph of B.C. Franklin, I.H. Spears, and Effie Thompson

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A black and white photograph of B.C. Franklin (right) and I. H. Spears (left), with Secretary Effie Thompson (center), in their temporary tent office after the Tulsa Race Riot, 1921. Franklin and Spears sit on either end of a desk facing the camera. They are both holding books in their hands and looking down towards the books. Thompson stands in the center background of the photograph behind the desk. The date is handwritten just below the image on the front of the photograph. There is also a handwritten inscription on the back that identifies the subject and date of the photograph.
Created by
Subject of
B. C. Franklin, American, 1879 - 1960
I. H. Spears, American
Effie Thompson
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Tulsa Friends and John W. and Karen R. Franklin
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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Media Arts-Photography
June 6, 1921
Object number
African American
American South
American West
Race relations
United States--History--1919-1933
Place depicted
Greenwood, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W: 8 × 10 in. (20.3 × 25.4 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
gelatin silver prints