Black and White

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

November 21, 2016 – March 25, 2017
The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor St., 77019 | 832-393-1440

African American photographer John Johnson powerfully captured the essence of the time period known as the “New Negro Movement.”


The beginning of the 20th century was a time of promise and hope for race relations in America, creating an environment which set the stage for the Harlem Renaissance. From 1910 to 1925, Johnson primarily used his neighborhood in Lincoln, Nebraska as his canvas to craft powerful portraits of dignity and hope.  He focused on capturing images of blacks, whites and other racial groups together, revealing human interaction that was rare at the time.

Black and White in Black and White: Images of Dignity, Hope and Diversity in America is curated by Douglas Keister, presented with support from California State University, Chico, and traveled by Exhibit Envoy.

This exhibition is generously supported by the City of Houston, Houston Public Library, The African American Library at the Gregory School.


Exhibit is free and open to the public. Exhibit dates are subject to change.