One b/w negative of award ceremony. Man presenting award statuette to woman with three other women in group around her. Signage reads “The / LIGHT HOUSE / Presents / The Colored WOMAN / OF THE YEAR / For 1957”.
Client Name: Young, Mrs. Eva
Original Baynard index card reads: “Feb 23rd 1958 / Mrs Eva Young / no 1305 / Flashes of group and woman of the year 1957”
City directory, year 1957, shows entry for: Imperial Avenue / 26th Street intersects / “2652-54 San Diego Light House newspaper / BE 4-4454”
*According to additional information provided by the community 1/2011: The man in the back row to the left of the man presenting the award is Earl Gilliam. He was the first African-American judge in San Diego. His wife is Bobbi Gilliam (not pictured).
**According to additional information provided by the community on 3/2011: The woman receiving the award is Essie Smart, local pianist. The award was presented by the Lightouse (local newspaper) owners, Eva Young and her husband Nelson Young.
***Additional information from the community on 3/2011: community member believes Sylura Barron, political activist, is woman standing in group.