Harry T. Burleigh

From the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance

 

Chapter 2: The Family and Community That Shaped Burleigh's Youth

 


 
Figure 1
 
  Figure 1: Infant Henry Thacker Burleigh (Harry)—page 22—Photo courtesy of the Burleigh Family.  


 
Figure 2
 
  Figure 2: Hamilton Waters with Harry T. (about 2 years old) and Reginald Burleigh (about 4 years old)—page 23—Photo courtesy of the Burleigh Family. This is the only known photograph of Hamilton Waters, Burleigh's grandfather.  


 
Figure 3
 
  Figure 3: Harry Burleigh at age 7—page 24—Photo from Dr. James Hall, Jr., Hard Trials: The Life and Music of Harry T. Burleigh, Anne Key Simpson, 1991.  


 
Figure 4
 
  Figure 4: Harry Burleigh's 8th-grade graduation—page 29—Photo courtesy of the Burleigh Family.  


 
Figure 5
 
  Figure 5: Elizabeth Waters Burleigh Elmendorf—page 35—F. J. Bassett Glassplate Negatives Collection, Erie County Historical Society. Note the props Mrs. Elmendorf has chosen to demonstrate her love of learning.  

 

 

 

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