Daufuskie Island: A Community Founded by Freed Slaves

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  • Blossom, 1979
  • Miss Bertha, 1977
  • Girl in Screen Door, 1977
  • Susie Standing Next to Holy Picture, c. 1978
  • Jake and His Boat Arriving on Daufuskie's Shore,  c. 1978
  • The Old Prayer House Before Hurricane David, April 1979, 1979
  • Shrimper and Son, c. 1978

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)

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