Program at Embry AME church in Lakeland for youth in early 1950s.


Unsure of what the specific event was celebrating; possibly a "Tom Thumb Wedding"? Myron's sister, DeWana Gray, is pictured; she is 4 years older than Myron. Pamela Boardley, Elwood Gross (Maxine's father), Manny Gray (a cousin), Regina Thomas, and Jimmy Edwards are also pictured. The Gray family was living in a family house that stood where Paint Branch is now, and then moved to a home at 8106 48th Ave., where student housing currently is. Dessie Randall Thomas usually managed youth programs at Embry.