Chief O.W. Adkins
Original Author: Frank Gouldsmith Speck, photographer
Created: 1918
Medium: 1 negative

Chief O. W. Adkins

Ozias Westmore Adkins, the chief of the Chickahominy Tribe from 1918 to 1939, sits outside in a shirt and vest with his hair pulled back in this 1918 photograph by ethnologist Frank G. Speck. As chief, Adkins spoke out against Virginia’s 1924 Racial Integrity Act.