The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington

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Hardcover $35.00

Smithsonian Books | Jan 07, 2009 | 224 Pages | 9 x 11 | ISBN 9781588342621

  • Hardcover$35.00

    Smithsonian Books | Jan 07, 2009 | 224 Pages | 9 x 11 | ISBN 9781588342621

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“The book tells a fascinating story of the complex social and cultural world of African Americans in 20th-century Washington and opens a window into the broader world of black America and the struggle for racial justice.”—James Oliver Horton, Benjamin Banneker Professor Emeritus of American Studies and History, George Washington University

“This wonderful compilation provides a valuable visual narrative of a critical era in the evolution of black Washington. Capturing the people, places, and events that helped shape a powerful city, the Scurlocks created a precious historical record of transition and change in the nation’s capital.”—Ronald Walters, Distinguished Leadership Scholar, Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland

“‘Those were the days!’ This beautiful book reminds me of the 1940s and ’50s, a time when sitting for a Scurlock photograph signified a rite of passage. I sat in 1948 by which time I knew something of the significance of such a venture. This book offers readers a delightful trip back to that memorable time.”—John Hope Franklin, James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of History, Duke University, and 1995 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

“With more than 100 images, this book is a proud celebration of a vibrant community from the early to late twentieth century.”—Booklist

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