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First Negro Lieutenant sworn into Navy.

Image ID: 1260331

First Negro Lieutenant sworn into Navy.  [[An African American man, Edward Swain Hope of Washington, D...] (1944)

Image Details

Image Title

:  First Negro Lieutenant sworn into Navy.

Alternate Title

: [An African American man, Edward Swain Hope of Washington, D. C., is sworn in as a Lieutenant, CEC-V(S), USNR at Washington, D.C. on May 15, 1944 by Lieutenant Commander H.B. Atkinson, USNR, Executive Officer of the Office of Naval Officer Procurement of Washington.]

Creator

: Naval Photographic Center (U.S.) -- Photographer

Additional Name(s)

: United States. Office of War Information -- Sponsor

Created Date

: 1944

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Specific Material Type

: Photographs

Item Physical Description

: 1 photographic print : Gelatin silver ; 8 x 10 in.

Item/Page/Plate

: 38836

Notes

: Original file # : 45532 ; Caption on back: "Edward Swain Hope of Washington, D. C., is sworn in as a Lieutenant, CEC-V(S), USNR at Washington, D.C. on May 15, 1944 by Lieutenant Commander H.B. Atkinson, USNR, Executive Officer of the Office of Naval Officer Procurement of Washington; Lieutenant Hope is the first Negro to hold the rank of Lieutenant in the Navy; Born in Atlanta, Lieutenant Hope has lived since 1932 at Howard University, Wash ....
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Source

: Military. / World War II / United States. Navy.

Source Description

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

Location

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

Catalog Call Number

: Sc Photo Military

Digital ID

: 1260331

Record ID

: 612745

Digital Item Published

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

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