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The Briscoe Center and TCU Press celebrate the publication of Calvin Littlejohn: Portrait of a Community in Black and White with two public events

About the book

dust jacket Calvin Littlejohn: Portrait of a Community in Black and White

Calvin Littlejohn: Portrait of a Community in Black and White by Bob Ray Sanders, with a foreword by Don Carleton

The book features more than 170 shots of Fort Worth Photographer, Calvin Littlejohn, captured over the course of his career. The images are from the Calvin Littlejohn Photographic Archive at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.

The book's introduction by Bob Ray Sanders sets Littlejohn's photography in its social, political, and cultural context. Sanders's thorough research into identifying unnamed people in Littlejohn's photographs adds much to the history of the black community in Fort Worth.

Dr. Don Carleton, executive director of the Briscoe Center, wrote the foreword for the book, in which he praises Littlejohn's photographs as "visual social history that brings these people and the world they lived in out of the shadows of past and memory."

Book Launch Reception

The Briscoe Center, TCU Press, and the Fort Worth Public Library will host a book launch reception at the Ella Mae Shamblee Branch Library in Fort Worth from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22. The library is located at 1062 Evans Ave.

For more information on this event, please contact Susan R. Petty, (817) 257-5074.

Texas Book Festival

Author Bob Ray Sanders will speak during the Texas Book Festival in Austin on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. in the Austin Museum of Art. Dr. Don Carleton will moderate the session.

For more information on this event, please visit the Texas Book Festival site.

 


 

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