Black and white photograph of Pullman porter Wade Hamilton, c.1920.

Pullman porter Wade Hamilton

Pullman porter Wade Hamilton, c.1920.

Black and white photograph of a Frank Boyd testimonial dinner, with A. Philip Randolph standing, 1951.

Frank Boyd testimonial dinner

Frank Boyd testimonial dinner, with A. Philip Randolph standing, 1951.

Black and white photograph of Frank Boyd, c.1951.

Frank Boyd

Frank Boyd, c.1951.

Boyd, Frank (1881–1962)

Frank Boyd was a celebrated organizer in Minnesota for the country’s most influential African American labor union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, from 1926 to 1951.

Black and white publicity photograph of Hilda Simms, c.1955.

Publicity photograph of Hilda Simms

A publicity photograph of Hilda Simms, c.1955.

Black and white promotional photograph of Hilda Simms for the film Black Widow, 1954.

Hilda Simms Promotional Photograph for "Black Widow"

A promotional photograph of Hilda Simms for the film Black Widow, 1954.

Black and white photograph of Hilda Simms (right) posed with one of her younger sisters, Laura, c.1955.

Hilda Simms and a younger sister

Hilda Simms (right) posed with one of her younger sisters, Laura, c.1955.

Black and white photograph of Hilda Simms with her mother, Lydia Moses during a photo shoot for Life Magazine, c.1950.

Hilda Simms with Her Mother, Lydia Moses

Hilda Simms with her mother, Lydia Moses during a photo shoot for Life Magazine, c.1950.

Black and white photograph of Hilda Simms (left) posed for a promotional photo for Life Magazine, c.1945.

Hilda Simms at a Promotional Event

Hilda Simms (left) posed for a promotional photo for Life Magazine, c.1945.

Black and white photograph of Hilda Simms with Earl Hollman and other actors from the Harlem Theater in New York City, c.1943.

Hilda Simms with other actors from the Harlem Theater

Hilda Simms with Earl Hollman and other actors from the Harlem Theater in New York City, c.1943.

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