Tag Archives: African-Americans

1910: James A. Saunders

Patrolman James A. Saunders, Plainfield NJ’s first African-American police officer. Saunders was a member of the force from 1895 to 1917. (source)

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2015: Police

Kerry James Marshall: Untitled (policeman), 2015

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2015: Rebuild

Theaster Gates’s transformation of an abandoned bank in Chicago. “Rebuild Foundation is a nonprofit organization that endeavors to rebuild the cultural foundations of underinvested neighborhoods and incite movements of community revitalization that are culture based, artist led, and neighborhood driven.” … Continue reading

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1938: Youth of Today

John Vachon: Picket line at King Farm, Morrisville PA, August 1938

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1970: Confrontation

Hughie Lee Smith: Confrontation (c. 1970)

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1970: Bookstore

Jack Garofalo: Bookstore, Harlem, 1970

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1965: Freedom Highway

Spider Martin: Jim Letherer on the Selma to Montgomery voting rights march in 1965. Letherer was a civil rights activist from Saginaw, Michigan. He lost a leg to bone cancer as a boy, and it was his own experience growing … Continue reading

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