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This series consists of approximately 5,900 miscellaneous LRDA-related images. Established in 1968, the Lumbee Regional Development Association, Inc. (LRDA) was created to provide services for the Lumbee Indian communities. For many years, the LRDA Board of Directors served as the governing body of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. LRDA is the main sponsor for the Lumbee Homecoming, Lumbee pageants, powwows , and other Indian cultural events in the area. Therefore, the pictures in this series cover a range of activities that were sponsored by LRDA during the 1970s and 1980s. View the complete inventory of the collection.
Photo Description: (left) Florence Ransom, who served, for many years, as the chaperone and business manager for Miss Lumbee, and (right) Ken Maynor, the Executive Director of Lumbee Regional Development Association (LRDA), presenting a check to Jackie Jacobs (middle), winner of the 1981 Miss Lumbee pageant. Photo dated August 17, 1981.
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