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February 16, 2021 - March 31, 2021
All Day
Menlo Park, CA 94025
African American woman posing with book under arm, early 20th Century
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Online exhibit - Black and White in Black and White: Images of Dignity, Hope, and Diversity in America

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

This new, interactive art and history exhibit highlights early African American photographer John Johnson and the stories of his friends and neighbors.

Discover an optimistic era that set the stage for the Harlem Renaissance through the works of African American photographer John Johnson in "Black and White in Black and White." Johnson photographed his family, friends, and neighbors in America's heartland from 1910 to 1925, crafting powerful portraits of dignity and hope.

  • Over forty photographs by African American photographer John Johnson
  • A ragtime, jazz, and blues playlist with songs written and performed by Black artist
  • Interactive elements
  • A photography scavenger hunt
  • Live virtual events
Black and White in Black and White runs from Feb. 16-March 31, 2021.

This free event received partial funding support from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.