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Marcus H. Ray tours Wright Field.

Image ID: 1260320

Marcus H. Ray tours Wright Field.  [[A white P-80 pilot standing next to a plane and speaking to...] (August 1946)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Marcus H. Ray tours Wright Field.

Alternate Title

: [A white P-80 pilot standing next to a plane and speaking to African American Marcus H. Ray, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of War, as four other African American men look on and listen, Army Air Forces Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio, August 1, 1946.]

Additional Name(s)

: United States. Army -- Sponsor

Created Date

: August 1946


: Gelatin silver prints

Specific Material Type

: Photographs

Item Physical Description

: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 8 x 10 in.


: 39199


: Caption on back: "On a recent tour of the Army Air Force's Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio, Marcus H. Ray, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of War, found that integration of white and Negro civilian workers at the field had been accomplished without fanfare. Above a P-80 pilot tells Mr. Ray about the Air Force's newest plane. Left to right: Al Dunmore, Ohio editor of the Pittsburgh Courier; Chauncey Spencer, Racial Relations Advisor at Wright Field; the P-80 pilot and Mr. Ray; Leon Taylor, Ohio representative of the Associated Negro Press and Jake Gaitor, instructor at Wilberforce University. 8-1-46."


: Military. / Post World War II activity. / U.S. Army - Training centers and military bases.

Source Description

: 3531 items (9.9 lin. ft., 39 boxes)


: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / Photographs and Prints Division

Catalog Call Number

: Sc Photo Military

Digital ID

: 1260320

Record ID

: 612724

Digital Item Published

: 4-29-2005; updated 1-20-2012

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