Picturing Black American Families

Picturing Black American FamiliesOctober 18, 2016–February 26, 2017

This focus exhibition presents photographs of African-American families drawn from three remarkable collections preserved here in Columbia, Mo. Spanning the latter half of the twentieth and early twenty-first century, the selection of images captures both continuity and change in local communities, portrayed within the more intimate setting of daily family life.

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