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Visual Journal: Harlem and D.C. in the Thirties and Forties

April 19, 1996 – September 29, 1996

Arts and Industries Building
900 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC

Location: Center for African American History and Culture, South Hall

The African American community is chronicled through photographs taken in the 1930s and 1940s by 6 African Americans. These works by Robert H. McNeill, Gordon Parks, Robert and George Scurlock, and Morgan and Marvin Smith reveal the richness and depth of urban and rural Black America at the height of segregation by documenting important social and historical events in thriving communities.