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Sylvester James McCauley (1915–1977).

Rosa Parks' brother.Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 1915
Sylvester James McCauley, Rosa’s only sibling, was born on August 20, 1915, in Pine Level, Alabama. When their mother became seriously ill, Sylvester left school to help support the family. During World War II he served in the Army in the European and the Pacific theaters. While on leave he met his wife, Daisy, at a restaurant in South Carolina. After the war they moved to Detroit and reared thirteen children. Sylvester worked for the Chrysler Motor Company and did carpentry jobs on the side.
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Airplane wreckage? - Rosa Parks papers

Airplane wreckage? - Rosa Parks papers

Photograph possibly collected by Sylvester McCauley, Rosa Parks' brother, while serving in the Army during World War II. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Sylvester McCauley III (left) and Lonnie McCauley, sons of Sylvester McCauley, Jr.

Sylvester McCauley III (left) and Lonnie McCauley, sons of Sylvester M...

Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Louis Robertson, Sylvester McCauley, John A. Birden on right

Louis Robertson, Sylvester McCauley, John A. Birden on right

Photograph from envelope labeled "Brother's Army pictures". Collected by Sylvester McCauley, Rosa Parks' brother, during his years in the Army (1942-1946). Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks P... More

Sylvester McCauley and cousin Audrey McCauley at Tuskegee, Alabama, 1946

Sylvester McCauley and cousin Audrey McCauley at Tuskegee, Alabama, 19...

Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Fire or crash site - Rosa Parks papers

Fire or crash site - Rosa Parks papers

Photograph possibly collected by Sylvester McCauley, Rosa Parks' brother, while serving in the Army during World War II. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Portrait photo of Miss Lenora Dial, Anniston, Ala.

Portrait photo of Miss Lenora Dial, Anniston, Ala.

Photograph from envelope labeled "Brother's Army pictures". Collected by Sylvester McCauley, Rosa Parks' brother, during his years in the Army (1942-1946). Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks P... More

Man petting a bear cub, possibly at Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Man petting a bear cub, possibly at Great Smoky Mountains National Par...

Photograph from envelope labeled "Brother's Army pictures". Collected by Sylvester McCauley, Rosa Parks' brother, during his years in the Army (1942-1946). Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks P... More

Portrait of a soldier and woman, standing outside

Portrait of a soldier and woman, standing outside

Photograph from envelope labeled "Brother's Army pictures". Collected by Sylvester McCauley, Rosa Parks' brother, during his years in the Army (1942-1946). Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks P... More

Sylvester McCauley Jr. and spouse cutting their wedding cake

Sylvester McCauley Jr. and spouse cutting their wedding cake

Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Daisy McCauley - Public domain portrait print

Daisy McCauley - Public domain portrait print

Photograph shows Daisy McCauley, wife of Sylvester McCauley, sitting in a chair, next to a side table with a lamp. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Sylvester McCauley III, at age 11

Sylvester McCauley III, at age 11

Incribed on back: To Aunt Rosa, Love Sylvester, Jr., age 11, Nov. 1982. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Five children standing outside "Cleveland Courts" building

Five children standing outside "Cleveland Courts" building

Photograph from envelope labeled "Brother's Army pictures". Collected by Sylvester McCauley, Rosa Parks' brother, during his years in the Army (1942-1946). Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks P... More

Soldier, possibly Sylvester McCauley, standing, facing front

Soldier, possibly Sylvester McCauley, standing, facing front

Title and date devised by Library staff. Photograph from envelope labeled "Brother's Army pictures". Collected by Sylvester McCauley, Rosa Parks' brother, during his years in the Army (1942-1946). Photograph cu... More

Soldier talking to a woman - Public domain portrait print

Soldier talking to a woman - Public domain portrait print

Photograph from envelope labeled "Brother's Army pictures". Collected by Sylvester McCauley, Rosa Parks' brother, during his years in the Army (1942-1946). Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks P... More

Portrait photo of Sylvester McCauley Jr. and family

Portrait photo of Sylvester McCauley Jr. and family

Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Portrait of a young boy, standing outside, possibly Sylvester McCauley, Rosa Parks' brother, at age two?

Portrait of a young boy, standing outside, possibly Sylvester McCauley...

"2 1/2" handwritten on back of print. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Sylvester McCauley, full-length portrait in military uniform, standing next to friend, possibly Alfred Birden's sister

Sylvester McCauley, full-length portrait in military uniform, standing...

Photograph from envelope labeled "Brother's Army pictures". Collected by Sylvester McCauley, Rosa Parks' brother, during his years in the Army (1942-1946). Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks P... More

Brother and John - Public domain portrait print

Brother and John - Public domain portrait print

Photograph shows Rosa Parks' brother Sylvester McCauley in military uniform posing with another soldier identified as John. Photograph from envelope labeled "Brother's Army pictures". Collected by Sylvester Mc... More

Sylvester McCauley III (left), Sylvester McCauley Jr., and Lonnie McCauley

Sylvester McCauley III (left), Sylvester McCauley Jr., and Lonnie McCa...

Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

People standing in front of a large fountain or monument, possibly in Europe

People standing in front of a large fountain or monument, possibly in ...

Photograph possibly collected by Sylvester McCauley, Rosa Parks' brother, while serving in the Army during World War II. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Five women, posing outdoors - Public domain portrait print

Five women, posing outdoors - Public domain portrait print

Photograph from envelope labeled "Brother's Army pictures". Collected by Sylvester McCauley, Rosa Parks' brother, during his years in the Army (1942-1946). Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks P... More

John Alfred Birden, Carolyn Bowers, Mrs. Mary E. McMahan, Sylvester McCauley

John Alfred Birden, Carolyn Bowers, Mrs. Mary E. McMahan, Sylvester Mc...

Photograph of Sylvester McCauley, his friend John Alfred Birden, Carolyn Bowers and Mrs. Mary E. McMahan standing in front of a plaque reading "For the permanent enjoyment of the people" at Newfound Gap, Great ... More

Rosa Parks' extended family gathered around a table at an event

Rosa Parks' extended family gathered around a table at an event

Family members: L-R: Sylvester McCauley IlI, Carolyn Williamson (cousin), Mary McCauley Trusel, and Sylvester James McCauley, Jr. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Road in a rural village - Rosa Parks papers

Road in a rural village - Rosa Parks papers

Photograph possibly collected by Sylvester McCauley, Rosa Parks' brother, while serving in the Army during World War II. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Portrait of a girl, standing in the road

Portrait of a girl, standing in the road

Photograph from envelope labeled "Brother's Army pictures". Collected by Sylvester McCauley, Rosa Parks' brother, during his years in the Army (1942-1946). Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks P... More

Marjorie A. Leeter, "a pen pal" to P.F.C. McCauley

Marjorie A. Leeter, "a pen pal" to P.F.C. McCauley

Photograph from envelope labeled "Brother's Army pictures". Collected by Sylvester McCauley, Rosa Parks' brother, during his years in the Army (1942-1946). Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks P... More

Soldier, possibly Sylvester McCauley, standing, facing front

Soldier, possibly Sylvester McCauley, standing, facing front

Title and date devised by Library staff. Photograph from envelope labeled "Brother's Army pictures". Collected by Sylvester McCauley, Rosa Parks' brother, during his years in the Army (1942-1946). Photograph cu... More

Soldiers in a village - Rosa Parks papers

Soldiers in a village - Rosa Parks papers

Photograph shows soldiers standing outside a structure. Photograph possibly collected by Sylvester McCauley, Rosa Parks' brother, while serving in the Army during World War II. Forms part of: Visual Materials ... More

Soldier posing with a woman - Public domain portrait print

Soldier posing with a woman - Public domain portrait print

Photograph from envelope labeled "Brother's Army pictures". Collected by Sylvester McCauley, Rosa Parks' brother, during his years in the Army (1942-1946). Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks P... More

Fire or crash site - Rosa Parks papers

Fire or crash site - Rosa Parks papers

Photograph possibly collected by Sylvester McCauley, Rosa Parks' brother, while serving in the Army during World War II. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Portrait photo of Sylvester, Louis Robertson, Lorenzo Wilkerson

Portrait photo of Sylvester, Louis Robertson, Lorenzo Wilkerson

Title and date from item. Photograph from envelope labeled "Brother's Army pictures". Collected by Sylvester McCauley, Rosa Parks' brother, during his years in the Army (1942-1946). Forms part of: Visual Materi... More

John Alfred Birden's brother, girlfriend and sister with Sylvester McCauley, standing, far right

John Alfred Birden's brother, girlfriend and sister with Sylvester McC...

Photograph from envelope labeled "Brother's Army pictures". Collected by Sylvester McCauley, Rosa Parks' brother, during his years in the Army (1942-1946). Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks P... More