Black and White in Black and White: Images of Dignity, Hope, and Diversity in America

June 23 through August 19

In 1965, 16-year-old Doug Keister acquired 280 glass plate negatives, originally found at a local garage sale. He immediately made photographic prints revealing powerful, early 20th-century portraits of African Americans in Lincoln, Nebraska. These images, attributed to African American photographer John Johnson are featured in this new travelling exhibition. Using his Lincoln, Nebraska neighborhood as his canvas, Johnson crafted images of his friends and family between 1910 and 1925. Many of the people depicted in the photographs eventually migrated to California. Black and White in Black and White is curated by Douglas Keister, traveled by Exhibit Envoy, and presented with support from California State University, Chico.