H. Randolph Moore, a graduate of Oberlin College and USC, was ordained in 1925 in Atlanta. He came to Los Angeles as Vicar of St. Philip the Evangelist Episcopal Church in 1934 and retired in 1971. He was named a lifetime canon of St. Paul's Cathedral by Bishop Francis Eric Bloy for his "outstanding leadership of St. Philip's Parish and his long and faithful service to the diocese and its bishops." He received a doctorate of divinity degree in Liberia in 1966.
Group portrait of the African American participants in the wedding of Hugh Bell and Ruth E. Thompson with the bride and groom in the center, best men on the left, bride's maids on the right a boy and two girls in the center, and three women and two men behind the couple. The bride is in a white dress with head decoration. The bridesmaids are wearing drop waist dresses with a floral design. The men are wearing tuxedos. Palm trees, flowers, and an altar are in the background.
Bi-fold photograph album with two images of a family. Left: A couple with a boy toddler and an older woman who may be the grandmother in a yard. Right A mother holding a baby in a yard in front of a wooden fence.
Dr. Eugene Curry Nelson was a physician, businessman, civic leader and World War II veteran. He owned Parkridge resort which became a mecca for blacks’ seeking an upscale recreation experience in 1927.
Faricita Hall Wyatt (1912-1993) was an educator, poet and artist. She published two books of poetry The River Must Flow (1965) and By the Banks of the River (1974). The Faricita Hall Wyatt Papers are held at the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.
Naida McCullough was a school teacher in Los Angeles, and a charter member of the University of Southern California Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She served as president for the USC branch. In 1925 she also was a temporary Far Western regional director and she established the Alpha Gamma Chapter at the University of California, Los Angeles. She was a well-known concert pianist and art patron.
Dr. Alva Curtis Garrott married Lillie Dejarnette in 1893. Dr. Garrott earned degrees in Pharmacy and Dentistry at Howard University in Washington, D. C. before bringing his family to Los Angeles in 1901, becoming this city's first Negro dentist.
Photograph caption: Clinging to his beautiful engraved plaque, past master Monroe P. Parker beams with appreciation as he poses with members of Thomas Waller Lodge No. 49. Parker was presented the plaque for more than forty-three years of meritorious service to the organization. Pictured from left to right are James D. Jenkins, senior warden; Monroe Parker, honoree; Bernard Gray, past master; and Charles D. Fowlkes, worshipful master. (Los Angeles Sentinel, 21 Dec. 1967: D5)