Thomas Allen Harris Goes Through a Lens Darkly | PBS.Org

The first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present, Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People probes the recesses of American history through images that have been suppressed, forgotten, and lost.

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A Hidden Hero Of Jazz

Williams didn’t just change, she grew; the brilliant ideas that were present in her earlier work expanded on contact with new musical realms, and she found herself doubling back on prior resistance to the strongest and most difficult new styles to incorporate both their freedom and their complexity into her playing.

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Fountain Street Church, George Bayard collaborate to bring “African American Artists Tell the Story” to community | CulturedGR

An exhibit of 10 African American artists’ work, from local to nationally known, opened January 7, with a reception Tuesday, January 16. The exhibit presents work that places African American experience in the context of the American experience.

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Studio Portraits of African-American People in the Second Half of the 19th Century | Vintage Everyday

In documenting the history and experience of African-Americans, the Simpson collection also records and depicts acts of racism, oppression, and violence; though they are sometimes unpleasant and even shocking, such materials represent significant aspects America’s complicated history.

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