Double exposure : images of Black Minnesota in the 1940s
Double exposure : images of Black Minnesota in the 1940s

Glanton, John, 1923-2004, photographer.


Physical Description
xvi, 143 pages : chiefly black and white illustrations ; 27 cm.

Subject Term
African Americans -- Minnesota -- Social conditions.
African Americans -- Minnesota -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.

Geographic Term
Minnesota -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Minnesota -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.

After serving in World War II, John Glanton returned home to Minnesota and began taking his camera around the streets, parks, clubs, restaurants, and private homes of Minneapolis, capturing the sights and scenes of everyday life for African Americans in the city. The images--from intimate portraits to public gatherings--reveal a dynamic and diverse community at a time when the nation was entering the postwar boom but before the civil rights movement had taken root. Glanton's photos offer a rare look into the lives and lifestyles of families and individuals often left out of histories of Minnesota's past, showing people at work and play, young and old, happy and sad. The images highlight black-owned businesses of the day, the music and club scene, and weddings and other family occasions to depict the experiences of African American people as presented through the lens of an African American photographer. --

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