Finding aid for the John T. Weeden, Sr. Family Photographs

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Weeden, John T. Family
Title: John T. Weeden, Sr. Family Photographs
Dates: 1920-1989
Extent: 0.40 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: John T. Weeden, Sr. (1901-1988) was a prominent African-American Baptist clergyman of Cleveland, Ohio. After pastoring two churches in Indianapolis, Indiana, he was called in 1948 to St. Timothy Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio, remaining there until his death in 1988. In addition to his extensive involvement in a number of Baptist and religious organizations, Weeden was involved in civil rights and political issues, including service as co-chair of the clergy committee for Carl Stokes during the mayoral campaign of 1967. The collection consists of photographs of the African-American church community of Cleveland, Ohio, and images of political activities in Cleveland, including the 1964 voter registration campaign. In addition to photographs of Reverend Weeden and the Weeden family, the collection includes images of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Andrew Young, Ralph Abernathy, and Jesse Jackson in 1968; images of the King funeral procession in Atlanta, Georgia in 1968; portraits of Carl B. Stokes, Louis Stokes, Benjamin Hooks, and Dick Gregory; and views of St. Timothy Baptist Church, Cleveland, Ohio, and other African-American churches and church activities. The collection includes 207 black and white photographs, 248 color photographs, and 13 negatives in various formats.
PG Number PG 498
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English