Guestbook of Albert Walker and Jessie Covington Dent

Albert Dent and Jessie Covington Dent

Amistad Research Center

Amistad Research Center

This autograph book and scrapbook chronicles the active intellectual life of Dillard University during the presidency of Albert W. Dent. Visitors who signed the book included Eleanor Roosevelt, Thurgood Marshall, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, and Martin Luther King Jr. Shown here are some of the visitors for 1958 and 1959, which include Duke Ellington, Jackie Robinson, and NFL running back legend Jim Brown.

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  • Title: Guestbook of Albert Walker and Jessie Covington Dent
  • Creator: Albert Dent, Jessie Covington Dent
  • Subject Keywords: Guest books
  • Type: document
  • Rights: Physical rights are retained by the Amistad Research Center. The materials in this exhibition are being made available for personal and scholarly research use only. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws. If you are the rightful copyright holder of an item represented in this exhibition and wishes to have it removed, please submit a request to reference@amistadresearchcenter.org including proof of ownership and clear identification of the work, preferably with URL.
  • Repository: Amistad Research Center
  • Date: 1953 - 2001
  • Collection: Dent Family Papers