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Era Bell Thompson in class, Driscoll, N.D.
Era Bell Thompson in class, Driscoll, N.D.
TitleEra Bell Thompson in class, Driscoll, N.D.
Date of Original1917
DescriptionEra Bell Thompson sits in the middle of a classroom in Driscoll, N.D. A girl behind her holds a speller. The teacher stands at the back of the room. A portrait of George Washington hangs on the wall.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectEducation
People
Subject (LCTGM)Schools
Classrooms
Desks
Students
School children
Boys
Girls
Teachers
Personal NameThompson, Era Bell
Washington, George, 1732-1799
LocationDriscoll (N.D.)
Decade1910-1919
Item Number00032-BL-39-09
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryEra Bell Thompson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, but raised in Driscoll, N.D. The family later moved to Bismarck, and she graduated from Bismarck High School in 1924. She attended the University of North Dakota for two years, and graduated from Morningside College in Iowa after studying journalism. She moved to Chicago in 1933. She wrote several books, American Daughter; Africa, Land of my Father; and White on Black. She became the editor of Negro Digest in 1947, and joined Ebony magazine in 1949, where she served as co-editor and international editor. She was awarded the Theodore Roosevelt Roughrider Award in 1976. Era Bell Thompson died in Chicago in 1986.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionOral History Project Photograph Collection 00032
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00032-BL-39-09)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh00032BL3909
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