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Songs of My People Exhibition Archive, 1990-1994
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Collection Scope and Content Note


The Songs of My People archive traces back to 1990. There are approximately one-thousand working photoprints. All images from the publication and the exhibitions are included. There are also extensive photographs and contact sheets created in the course of the project. Photographic subjects include Colin Powell, Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela, Roy DeCarava, Muhammad Ali, Jessie Jackson, Jacob Lawerence, John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley, Quincy Jones, Cleo Fields, Thurgood Marshall, Atallah Shabazz, David Dinkins, Marion Barry, George Clinton and Willie T. Ribbs. Many other photographs capture life as lived by ordinary African Americans.




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