Separate, But Equal

Separate, But Equal : Images from the Segregated South

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An extraordinary photographic record of life under segregation, now with a new cover and special price to mark the 50th Anniversary of . As the nation reflects on the Supreme Court's 1954 ruling against "separate, but equal," this remarkable book of photographs reveals the realities of segregated life for urban blacks in the South. Henry Clay Anderson established Anderson Photo Service in Greenville, Mississippi in 1948. Throughout the 1950s and 60s, he photographed this relatively prosperous black community, recording the daily lives of the men and women who built the schools, churches, and hospitals that served their segregated society. His photographs of subjects ranging from family gatherings to nightclub musicians have strong political overtones. In his accompanying essay, writer Clifton Taulbert guides us through the photographs, recalling his own memories of Greenville. The book also contains an interview with the late photographer and an essay on the political climate at the time. Together, these materials create a window into a world that has been overlooked in the aftermath of the civil rights movement-a community of prosperous, optimistic black Southerners who consideredshow more

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  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 212.9 x 262.6 x 20.3mm | 821.02g
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 158648236X
  • 9781586482367

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"Anderson's photos... show the dignified, celebratory, exuberant aspects of black life in Mississippi at that time--a life that could not be suppressed by onerous laws or restrictive social covenants."show more

About Henry Clay Anderson

Henry Clay Anderson (1911-1998) studied photography on the G. I. Bill and ran Anderson Photo Service. A lifelong activist for social change, he recorded every aspect of life in Greenville until his death in 1998. Clifton Taulbert is the author of eight books, including Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored. Shawn Wilson, who discovered the trove of Anderson photographs, is creating a documentary film on Greenville, where he was born and more

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