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domingo, 26 de marzo de 2017

Understanding Race and History Through Photography

Understanding Race and History Through Photography
- It began in 1926 with a simple question her grandfather Shadrach Emmanuel Lee asked in a Brooklyn high school history class. “His question was, ‘Where are the African-Americans in this history book?’ ” she said. “And the answer he received was, ‘Well, African-Americans have done nothing to merit inclusion.’ He didn’t take that as a legitimate answer. So he was expelled for his impertinence. And his pride was so wounded that he just never went back.”
Mr. Lee never finished high school but did become a visual artist and pursued a career as a jazz bassist playing with Billy Eckstine, Lionel Hampton, Count Basie and others. To support his family, he also worked as a janitor, including for a time at Temple University in Philadelphia.