Photograph of guests at the California Eagle's seventieth birthday party celebration in 1949. The newspaper's publisher, Charlotta Bass, seated in the front row, second from left, attended the anniversary party, along with some of the African-American community's most influential church and civic leaders. The man in the front row on the left is Rev. J. Raymond Henderson, pastor of the Second Baptist Church from 1941-1963. Rev. Clayton Russell, of the People's Independent Church of Christ, is seated third from the left in the front row; Mabel V. Gray is seated on the far right. Gray was a member and leader of many African-American women's clubs, and served as president of the California State Association of Colored Women and president of the Southwest Region of National Association of Colored Women. The man seated in the back row, with his arms folded over his chest, is Dr. Foster, a Los Angeles physician.
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