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Title:W.W. Law photograph collection

The W.W. Law Photograph Collection (1868-2002, no date) includes over 1,000 catalogued photographs and images taken and collected by W. W. Law and Geneva W. Law during their lifetimes. Highlights of the collection include: images of local NAACP meetings and events during the 1960s Civil Rights movement in Savannah; views of historic Savannah African American churches, structures and cemetery; photographs documenting the establishment and activities of the Savannah-Yamacraw Branch of the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History (ASALH), the King-Tisdell Cottage Museum, the Beach Institute African American Cultural Center, the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, and the Negro Heritage Trail Tour; as well as images of African American families and community leaders of the Savannah, Georgia area.

W. W. Law (1923-2002) was a prominent Civil Rights leader, local historian, historic preservationist and community leader in Savannah, Georgia.

Types:Photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Law, W. W. (Westley Wallace), 1923-2002 | Law, Geneva Wallace | Gilbert, Ralph Mark, 1899-1956 | Green, Jonathan, 1955- | African American churches--Georgia--Savannah | African American schools--Georgia--Savannah | African Americans--Georgia--Savannah | American Legion. Post 500 (Savannah, Ga.) | Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History. Savannah-Yamacraw Branch (Ga.) | Beach Institute | Boy Scouts of America--Georgia--Savannah | Cemeteries--Georgia--Savannah | Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--1960-1970 | Civil rights leaders (Savannah, Ga.) | Civil rights movements--Georgia--Savannah | Civil rights workers--Georgia--Savannah | Civil rights--Georgia--Savannah | Clergy--Chatham County (Ga.) | Georgia State Industrial College | Historic buildings--Georgia--Savannah | Historic sites--Georgia--Savannah | King-Tisdell Museum | Laurel Grove Cemetery South (Savannah, Ga.) | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Savannah Chapter (Ga.) | Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum | Savannah (Ga.)--Buildings, structures, etc. | Savannah (Ga.)--History | Savannah (Ga.)--Race relations | Savannah (Ga.)--Tours | Savannah College of Art and Design | Savannah State University (Ga.) | Savannah. First African Baptist Church | Savannah. First Bryan Baptist Church | Segregation--Georgia--Savannah | Voter registration--Georgia--Savannah | United States, Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, 32.0835407, -81.0998342
Institution:City of Savannah Municipal Archives
Contributors:City of Savannah Municipal Archives
Original Material:

1121-100, W. W. Law Photograph Collection. City of Savannah, Research Library & Municipal Archives, Savannah, Georgia.

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Copyright has not been assigned to the City of Savannah. All requests for permission to publish or quote from the collections must be submitted in writing to the Research Library & Municipal Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the City of Savannah as owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

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