Harry Adams

Congratulations to Our Team Members at Cal State Northridge

Please join us in congratulating Museum of Social Justice team members Keith Rice, historian and board member; Dr. Kent Kirkton, advisor and curator; Shirley Liu, website content manager; and the rest of the staff at our educational partner and archives repository, the Institute for Arts and Media at California State University, Northridge for receiving the National Endowment for the Humanities grant for support of “A Digital Archive of the African American Photography Collection.”

This grant will fund a three-year digitization project of 20,000 images from the Harry Adams, Guy Crowder, and Charles Williams collections. These images present African American life in post World War II Los Angeles as captured through the lens of African American photographers. Their collections present an array of social justice advocates, entertainers, politicians, and sports figures who contributed to the history of Los Angeles and continue to help shape its future.

Kent Kirkton, Director of IAM, will oversee the project. Keith Rice will serve as Historian and Archival Technician at the IAM and aid in identifying and digitizing the images.

The Museum of Social Justice is honored to have Keith Rice, Kent Kirkton and Shirley Liu as part of the MSJ team. The MSJ is looking forward to future collaborations with the Institute for Arts and Media to exhibit their African American photographic collections.

Please click on the link below to read an LA Times article about the IAM and NEH grant.

At Cal State Northridge, a photographic window on postwar black L.A.

Institute for Arts and Media website

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