One black and white photographic print showing a close up of a crowd of African-American marchers standing with signs on Bartges Street by the B. F. Goodrich plant in Akron, Ohio during the Selma Sympathy March. The vacant Square Deal Food Stores and Silver Dollar Food Superette building can be seen in the background to the left.
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The Opie Evans Papers consist of approximately 40 cubic feet of archival materials documenting the life and work of African-American photographer, publisher, and businessman Opie Evans of Akron, Ohio. The papers include hundreds of photographic prints and negatives taken or collected by Evans during his career that provide a rich visual history of the African-American community in Akron and surrounding areas during the middle of the twentieth century. The images mostly depict African-American churches, workers, personalities, and social and fraternal organizations and events. They also capture the 1964 and 1967 elections and the civil rights movement in Akron.
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