Daufuskie Island: A Community Founded by Freed Slaves
Girl in Screen Door, 1977
Photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe captured the images between 1977 and 1981. "To give this just incredible, warm, giving, nurturing community of people recognition that they were able to thrive as long as they did, that to me is a testament to them and to our culture," Moutoussamy-Ashe said, according to the Associated Press.
(Photo: Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe (American, b. 1952)/Courtesy of the National Museum of African American History and Culture)