African Americans have always lived and continue to live in a white world: a world created by white people for white people. The struggle of the black man to find a place in a white world has been at the heart of the American experience since the beginning. While the names of certain participants in the struggle have become household words, others have remained obscure. The 12 individuals in this series, while known to some, remain off the radar to most. These portraits of African Americans depicted in white paper on a white background represent complete immersion in a foreign and often hostile environment. These are but a dozen members in a much larger chorus that lifted its voice and sang of freedom in the face of overwhelming odds.
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