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Black Life In Southern California Featured In Photography Exhibit

Guy Crowder, Muhammad Ali and Stokely Carmichael, Los Angeles, 1973 Photograp...

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Above: Guy Crowder, Muhammad Ali and Stokely Carmichael, Los Angeles, 1973 Photograph, Tom and Ethel Bradley Center, CSUN.

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The exhibit, "Black Life: Images of Resistance and Resilience" will be on display at the San Diego Museum of Art until Dec. 1, 2019.

Aired: August 30, 2019 | Transcript

The San Diego African American Museum of Fine Arts curated a new collection of photographs featuring African Americans life in Southern California. The exhibit of 40 black and white photos is called Black Life: Images of Resistance and Resilience.

It’s a collection that tells the story of Black people during the last half of the 20th century when African American culture on the West Coast was changing.

"You had the people coming back from World War II, those soldiers who felt like when they came back from fighting for the U.S. they should have a better shot at life. You had the people who were migrating from the South coming north for jobs. You had the civil rights movement and the changes that affected people's culture," Gaidi Finnie, board chair of the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Arts, said. "Then you also just had people living differently than they had been in earlier times and so that is the period in which these exist."

"Black Life: Resistance and Resilience" is on view and free to the public in the museum’s Fleming Sr. Gallery (Gallery 14/15), located off the sculpture court adjacent to Panama 66 until Dec. 1, 2019.

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