Press Conference -- Boxer Joe Louis -- Booker T. Washington Hotel


The Bancroft Library

The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, United States

Joe Louis, former heavyweight champion boxer, speaks to Jane [his wife?] during press conference. Speaks to reporters. Speaks into microphone of KCBS [radio or television] reporter [all photos show Joe Louis wearing button reading "Vote Adlai," with image of Democratic presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson]. Stands and waves with unidentified man, under banner reading "Welcome Congressman Bill Dawson; Civil Rights Rally, Fri. 7:30; Joe Louis" [race relations].


  • Title: Press Conference -- Boxer Joe Louis -- Booker T. Washington Hotel
  • Date: 1952-10-24, 1952-10-24 (October 24, 1952), 1952-10-24
  • Type: still image, Photographs
  • Subject: African Americans--California--San Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco News-Call Bulletin newspaper photograph archive, California Cultures
  • Rights: All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html, Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
  • Physical format: 5 negatives, mods
  • Link to online source: Calisphere – California Digital Library
  • Language of Material: eng
  • Identifier: BANC PIC 1959.010--NEG, Part 3, Box 18, [10-24-52.02]
  • Collection: San Francisco News-Call Bulletin newspaper photograph archive

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