The Clifton Cabell Negatives Digital Collection comprises images taken by Clifton Cabell and preserved on negative film. The images were taken in Washington D.C at various gatherings of African Americans between the years 1955 and 1959, including weddings, Christmas and birthday celebrations, as well as the more formal gatherings such as award ceremonies and business meetings. Fraternal organizations and local school events are also well-represented. There are pictures of many prominent personalities; such as the jazz legend, Louis Armstrong and his wife, Lucillle Wilson at a party hosted by the Liberian embassy; Thurgood Marshall with his wife and family; Howard University faculty, including home economics professor, Flemmie Kittrell, the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in nutrition. Others featured are Margaret Just Butcher, daughter of Ernest Just and author of The Negro in American Culture with Thurgood Marshall at a Lincoln University alumni banquet; and Clarence Mitchell, Maryland civil rights activist, to name a few.


Browse the Clifton Cabell Negatives Digital Collection:

Cabell Negatives: Clubs and Organizations

Cabell Negatives: Ethiopian Embassy

Cabell Negatives: Howard University

Cabell Negatives: Lawyers and Officials

Cabell Negatives: Liberian Embassy

Cabell Negatives: Social Events

Cabell Negatives: Washington, D.C. Life

Cabell Negatives: Weddings

Cabell Negatives: White House and Government Officials