Picturing Greensboro: Four Decades of African American Community

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Photographer Otis Hairston's camera snapped nearly forty years of fond memories and historic Greensboro events—from community gatherings and North Carolina A&T Aggie homecomings to celebrations of the historic 1960 sit-in. This stunning photo collection depicts ordinary people, local heroes and national celebrities as it captures the strength of Greensboro's African American community. Picturing Greensboro is a landmark volume of spectacular images that will be cherished for years to come.
ISBN: 9781596292840
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Series: Vintage Images
Images: 204
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.875 (w) x 9.75 (h)
Hairston attended public school in Greensboro, NC, graduating from James B. Dudley High School in 1963. He then attended North Carolina A&T State University where he received a degree in the Industrial Arts in 1967. He took photographic short courses sponsored by the North Carolina Professional Photographic Association. From January 1971 to June 1988, he was owner and operator of the University Studio and Gallery I. In February 1993, he served as University Photographer in the Office of University Relations. Hairston was the first photography exhibitor at the Martin Luther King Center in Atlanta, GA.
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