Great story about a photographer in the Jim Crow South

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Thanks for sharing Jim.
 

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Well...Thank YOU.! :smile:
Maybe there IS some hope after all.
Mr. Mangnum is a VERY Interesting story. All new to me, thanks (again) for posting the link.
What a decent guy.....the type of person i like to think i would have been, if i were in his place.
It would be marvelous if the Heirs/Family of (some of at least) his clients could see these photos and have them for their family history.
It never ceases to amaze me, how important a photograph can be. They have that unique ability to Stop/Preserve time.
Anyway.......i would be happy (some day) to be half as important as Mr. Mangum is. :smile:
 

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I recently lived in Northern Virginia and I can report that I saw that Jim Crow is still alive and well there. :mad:
 

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Having grown up in the South during the era of segregation on the wrong side of the tracks, my own observations regarding these photographs and the method used to capture them, I would say that these were photographs of working people in their neighborhoods. I would also note that when I visited and lived in NYC, that there was a more complete actual segregation in NYC up through the late 50s, with huge areas such as Harlem, with large populations of black folks, and at the same time large areas with no blacks. Not legitimized as in much of the South, but still existed in reality. There was probably more social interaction between working blacks and working whites in those times in much of the South than in the North. The black and white working neighborhoods were separated but ragged and overlapping at the edges. As usual with NPR policies, no mention is ever made of which political party played, and still plays, the racial game.
 

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I find these photographs interesting too concerning fashion.
 

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Having grown up in the South during the era of segregation on the wrong side of the tracks, my own observations regarding these photographs and the method used to capture them, I would say that these were photographs of working people in their neighborhoods. I would also note that when I visited and lived in NYC, that there was a more complete actual segregation in NYC up through the late 50s, with huge areas such as Harlem, with large populations of black folks, and at the same time large areas with no blacks. Not legitimized as in much of the South, but still existed in reality. There was probably more social interaction between working blacks and working whites in those times in much of the South than in the North. The black and white working neighborhoods were separated but ragged and overlapping at the edges. As usual with NPR policies, no mention is ever made of which political party played, and still plays, the racial game.

Martin Luther King said that in the South whites do not care how close a black gets as long as the black does not become more important than him, while in the North whites do not care how important a black gets as long as the black does not get close.
 

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As usual with NPR policies, no mention is ever made of which political party played, and still plays, the racial game.
can you please keep politics out of a photography thread ??
ALL political parties play the racial game, and it is too bad
 
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