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Calvin Littlejohn: Portrait of a Community in Black and White

By: Mr. Bob Ray Sanders

Price: $23.95

Publisher: Texas Christian University Press: September 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author

Seller ID: 74024

ISBN: 0875653812

Condition: Used - Like New


In 1934, the year Calvin Littlejohn came to Fort Worth, the city was a sleepy little burg. This was the Jim Crow era, when mainstream newspapers wouldn't publish pictures of black citizens and white photographers wouldn't take pictures in black schools. In Fort Worth, Littlejohn began what would become a lifelong career of documenting the black community. And there would be nothing remotely related to the white culture's depictions of Amos 'n' Andy or black kids grinning over a slice of watermelon in Littlejohn's portrayal of his adopted home and the people he came to appreciate and ... View more info