Zion Traveler Church Fellowship, circa 1945

This photo from our collection is only identified as Zion Traveler Baptist Church. https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-pho%3A35 It shows people seated around tables eating, wearing their Sunday best. From the clothing, it appears to have been taken in the 40's or so. If you will notice, there are pews pulled up to the tables for seating! One gentleman … Continue reading Zion Traveler Church Fellowship, circa 1945

Rev. “Groaning” Smith at a Monroe Church

I saw this photo: https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/state-lwp%3A3078 several years ago and wondered about the pastor. I still don't know which church this was taken in. It dates to the 1930's and was taken by the WPA. Last week I was able to find a write-up about the pastor that explains his nickname. The News-Star, October 19, 1936, … Continue reading Rev. “Groaning” Smith at a Monroe Church