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The History of Douglass High School Thomasville, Georgia
Jim Crow Era
General Lloyd J. Austin III
2022 Imperial Hotel Gala
First Black Woman elected Mayor of Albany, Georgia, 2011.
Elijah Hill and Wife. Hill was one of two Black men to be elected as Thomas County Commissioner.
Elijah Hill at Governor's Office shaking hands with Georgia Governor.
William Morris along with Elijah Hill were the first Blacks elected to Thomas County Commissioner board.
Glenn Abrams, first Black appointed to Thomas County Board of Education. Standing with former mayor Earl Williams and Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.
Glenn Abrams, first Black appointed to Thomas County Board of Education.
First Black woman to serve on the Thomas County Board of Education
Mayor David O. Lewis, City of Thomasville and Mayor Dr. Willie Adams Jr., City of Albany, 2007.
Alicia Hester, Tax County Commissioner elected 2013.
Myrtle Woodard Figueras elected Mayor of Gainesville, Georgia, 2001.
Thomasville Black Elected Officials during the 1970s-L to R Ben Hatcher, William Morris, W.J. Varner, Elijah Hill Jr., Earl Williams Jr., Unkn, Unkn, Unkn, Almeda Simpson.
Thomasville Chapter of NACCP voting lawsuit, 1975.
First Black to run for Thomas County Commissioner, 1975
Graduate of Allen Normal School, Roulhac was appointed first Black Judge in Summit County, Ohio in 1967 serving twenty years an two months on the bench.
First Black elected official in the US (1855).
First Black Mayor of Tallahassee, 1972. Ford's election win in 1972 made Ford the first Black mayor of a state capital city in the United States.
First and youngest woman to to sit on the Supreme Court. In 2005, Sears became the first Black woman to serve as Chief Justice of any state Supreme Court in the United States.
1955 Newspaper article Rev. and Mrs. Andrew Young installed as new pastor.
Rev. & Mrs. Andrew Young and daughter Audrea Christmas card.
Andrew Young 1957 resignation letter, Bethany Congregational Church and Evergreen Congregational Church.
Ambassador Andrew Young alongside President Jimmy Carter, 1977
Former Mayor of Atlanta Maynard Jackson giving a speech.
First Black elected Senators and State Representatives in the 41st and 42nd Congress of the United States, 1872.
Informal group of African Americans that served as public policy to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Mrs. Roosevelt.