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Commitment: Fatherhood in Black America

Thurmon Stubblefield with daughter Amelia
Carole Patterson
Thurmon Stubblefield with daughter Amelia
black and white photo
(R 97.28)

"I want my children to see the real me, the person that I am and to love me for who I am."

This exhibition of black-and-white photographs depicted African American fathers as supportive and nurturing parents. This powerful documentation was a story of black fathers throughout America and their commitment to their children. The words and images revealed energy, resolve, and determination. Photographer Carole Patterson conceived the project as a statement of artistic and social significance to confront stereotypic modes of perception.


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