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African American Photographer captures The Black South [1920s South Carolina]

sunnubian ·
In one photograph, a young boy looks plaintively toward the camera, dressed in undoubtedly his finest wool suit, his prized rooster gently clutched under his arm. In another, the Reverend Charles Jaggers sits regally in a finely carved chair, his Bible in one hand and his cane in the other. These are the faces of African Americans who lived in Columbia and across South Carolina during the 1920s and 1930s, as captured by African American photographer Richard Samuel Roberts. This December, the...
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Re: African American Photographer captures The Black South [1920s South Carolina]

Yemaya ·
I love these images. I have a coffee table book with similar images from Greenville, MS. Thanks for sharing. BTW, his 4th and final wife is still alive and living in SC.
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Saving a Bit of Black History: 1920s Schoolhouse Survives Demolition Scare, Will Be Renovated Instead

sunnubian ·
Saving a Bit of Black History: 1920s Schoolhouse Survives Demolition Scare, Will Be Renovated Instead By Tanasia Kenney - December 30, 2016 The Harrington School of St. Simons Island, Georgia. Image courtesy of St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition. After decades of abandonment and disrepair, a one-room schoolhouse that served to educate Black children on Georgia’s St. Simons Island in the 1920s is nearing the end of much-needed renovation, thanks to the work of a few...
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