Ralph Long

Collection:
Boyd Lewis Photographs
Title:
Ralph Long
Creator:
Lewis, Boyd, 1944-
Date of Original:
1969/1989
Subject:
African Americans--1970-1980
Activists--Georgia--Atlanta
Teachers--Georgia--Atlanta
School principals--Georgia--Atlanta
Older people--Georgia--Atlanta
Tennis players--Georgia--Atlanta
Celebrations--Georgia--Atlanta
Banquets--Georgia--Atlanta
Suits (Clothing)--1970-1980
Signs (Notices)--Georgia--Atlanta
Banners--Georgia--Atlanta
Long, Ralph A. (Ralph Abbott), d. 1998
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
View of Ralph Long (center), a civil rights activist and community leader in the Vine City neighborhood of Atlanta, and other unidentified individuals at an appreciation banquet in his honor, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Ralph Abbott Long, Sr. (d. 1998), a native Atlantan, was an athlete, educator and activist. He was the Georgia tennis champion from 1929 to 1934 and the Southern champion from 1931 to 1933. He later founded a tennis league for African Americans-the American Tennis Association. He was also a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and worked to raise money for students who had been arrested during sit-ins in the 1960s. He was the first director of the Kennedy School and Center, a community facility with social service offices and recreation programs, located near the Atlanta University Center. Long was also a principal, teacher and coach in the Atlanta Public School system.
Local Identifier:
VIS 101.458.003
ahc101458003.jpg
Metadata URL:
http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm/ref/collection/byd/id/1633
Bibliographic Citation (Cite As):
Cite as: MSS 602, Boyd Lewis Papers, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center
Extent:
35 mm black and white negative
Original Collection:
Boyd Lewis Photographs, Atlanta History Center
Holding Institution:
Atlanta History Center
Rights:
Rights Statement information

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