Jan 04 2013

From My Collection #12: Chain Gang in Pictures…


As I prepared for the opening of the Black/Inside: A History of Captivity and Confinement exhibit this Fall, I took a hiatus from sharing items from my personal collection on the blog.

Incidentally, the exhibition ended its run at the African American Cultural Center at UIC on December 21st. It was a great success with hundreds of people visiting the exhibit over the course of seven weeks. Black/Inside will next travel to Trinity United Church of Christ for Black history month. I am excited about that.

Anyway, back to my collection. Regular readers know that I love photographs. The following is a photograph depicting the life of prisoners on a chain gang in 1930s Georgia. Stay tuned next week for another photograph in the series…

1937 Bibb County Chain Gang Photo - from my collection

1937 Bibb County Chain Gang Photo – from my collection