Harlem: The Vision of Morgan and Marvin Smith Morgan Smith

ISBN: 9780813120294

Published: November 13th 1997

Hardcover

184 pages


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Harlem: The Vision of Morgan and Marvin Smith  by  Morgan Smith

Harlem: The Vision of Morgan and Marvin Smith by Morgan Smith
November 13th 1997 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 184 pages | ISBN: 9780813120294 | 6.19 Mb

In 1933, Morgan and Marvin Smith, twin sons of sharecroppers from central Kentucky, arrived in Harlem, the center of black cultural life in America. For thirty years, the Smiths used their cameras to record the achievements of blacks in the face ofMoreIn 1933, Morgan and Marvin Smith, twin sons of sharecroppers from central Kentucky, arrived in Harlem, the center of black cultural life in America. For thirty years, the Smiths used their cameras to record the achievements of blacks in the face of poverty and discrimination.

Rejecting the focus on misery and hopelessness common to Harlem photographers of the time, they documented important firsts for the citys blacks (for example, the first black policeman, the first black woman juror), the significant social movements of their day (anti-lynching protests, rent strikes, and early civil rights rallies), as well as the everyday life of Harlem, from churchgoers dressed for Easter to children playing in the street.

Drawn from the collection of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Smith family archives, Harlem reproduces nearly 150 photographs by these important artists and chroniclers.



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