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The Photographer Who Rejected Racism in the American South


Offbeat  (tags: Race, Photographs, African-American, USA )


- 1710 days ago - bbc.co.uk
At the turn of the 20th Century, life was incredibly difficult for the African-American community in the southern states of the US.



   

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Rose Becke (141)
Monday September 15, 2014, 2:51 am
At that time, states in the South were introducing legislation that enforced segregation - restaurants, shops and hotels had to provide separate facilities for black and white people. Marriage between races was illegal, separate schools were established and public transport was divided. The effort to disenfranchise the African-American population in the region was underway.

But Mangum's work appears to show that he was a photographer who dismissed this widespread prejudice.
 

cynthia l (207)
Tuesday September 16, 2014, 7:38 am
amazing photography of making a statement
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 16, 2014, 12:13 pm
Thank you .
 

Bob P (394)
Tuesday September 16, 2014, 2:39 pm
Thank you Ray
 

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Tuesday September 16, 2014, 7:28 pm
Marvellous photography. Interesting article and the fact that people would stand against racism during a time of oppression.
 

kate K (481)
Sunday September 21, 2014, 2:03 am
Amazing photos !!!!!!
 
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