Daufuskie Island: Susie Standing Next to Holy Picture

Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe (American, b. 1952) / National Museum of African American history and Culture
March 24, 2014
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Susie and holy picture
Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe (American, b. 1952) / National Museum of African American history and Culture

Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe (American, b. 1952)

Susie Standing Next to Holy Picture, c. 1978 

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20" x 24”

61 black-and-white photographs by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, featuring Daufuskie Island, a unique, national landmark off the South Carolina coast inhabited by a community whose distinctive language and culture remained strongly influenced by their African heritage. The collection, an important historical record of the last bastion of Gullah/Geechee tradition, will be installed at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is scheduled to open in late 2015.