Wendel A. White

Southern New Jersey is home to several historically black communities that are documented in a book by Wendel A. White called Small Towns, Black Lives: African American Communities in South Jersey. Over ten years, the Stockton College professor and photographer took photographs and assembled texts that together provide a complex look at the people, businesses, historic landmarks, landscapes, and other features that make up historically black communities such as Whitesboro and Lawnside. This 2003 State of the Arts story takes you on location with White to meet some of the subjects of his photographs.  The work was first exhibited at the Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville, New Jersey.

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