Series Scope and Content Summary
The material in this series consist of photographs focused on the African American experience. Included are photographs of
African American subjects and political rallies taken by Ted Sahl, as well as a small photographic album that features African
Americans living in Santa Cruz during the 1950s, and miscellaneous photographs taken by others. Sahl photographed African
American schools, churches, community celebrations, and famous celebrities. Other photographs include political events such
as the SJSU African American Faculty and Staff Association political marches and outreach events.
This box contains one folder of miscellaneous photographs and three binders. Sahl's original albums have been rehoused in
archival binders. The first album is of African Americans in Santa Cruz, which Sahl purchased from a local antique shop. The
title of the album is "Jessie May" and dates between 1940-1950. The second album is dated March 13, 2007, and includes newspaper
articles on black gay veterans and the United States military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Clay Wilson, a Korean War
veteran, is featured in the article, and there are photographos of Marie Johnson Calloway, a local African American artist.
The third album documents SJSU African American faculty and the student association protest for equal opportunity in higher
education. It also includes images taken by Sahl of the Cesar Chavez monument opening ceremony on Sept. 4, 2008 at SJSU, and
images of celebrities such as Angela Davis, Tom Bradley (former mayor of Los Angeles), Reverend Jessie Jackson, Bishop Tutu,
Willie Brown, and OJ and Nicole Simpson.
Files are arranged alphabetically by format.