This is a photograph of W. J. Hale with his wife and daughter. W. J. Hale, the first president of Tennesse Agricultural and Industrial State Normal School (now Tennessee State University), was married to the former Hattie E. Hodgkins in 1913. They also had two sons.
Pictured here is the graduating class of the Normal Department of Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial State Normal School in 1914. School president William J. Hale stands in the center of the photograph. This school was a precursor to Tennessee State University.