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Bessye J. Bearden

Creator: Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Domestic Operations. Branch. News Bureau. (06/13/1942 - 09/15/1945) ( Most Recent) Type of Archival

Materials: Photographs and other Graphic Materials. Level of Description: Item from Record Group 208: Records of the Office of War Information, 1926 - 1951. Location: Still Picture Records LICON, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S),
National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 PHONE: 301-837-3530, FAX: 301-837-3621, EMAIL:

Production Date: 1943. Part of: Series: Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston, ca. 1942 - ca. 1945. Scope & Content Note: Bessye J. Bearden - with biographical paragraphs.

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted. Use Restrictions: Unrestricted. Specific Records Type: cartoons (humorous images) Variant Control Number(s): NAIL Control Number: NWDNS-208-COM-85.

Copy 1 Copy Status: Preservation Storage Facility: National Archives at College Park - Archives II (College Park, MD) Media Media Type: Artwork Index Terms Subjects Represented in the Archival Material. African Americans. Arts. World War, 1939-1945

Contributors to Authorship and/or Production of the Archival Materials Alston, Charles Henry, 1907-1977, Artist

Bessye J. Bearden From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bessye J. Bearden was an American journalist and mother of artist Romare Bearden.

Bessye J. Bearden was born in North Carolina to George T. and Carrie O. Banks. She attended public schools in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

She married R. Howard Bearden and this union produced a son, Romare.

For several years she served as a New York correspondent for the Chicago Defender.

Bearden has the distinction of being one of the first black women to serve as a member of New York City's Board of Education. She was also the founder and president of the Colored Women's Democratic League.

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