The Scurlocks and Black Washington

For over 80 years, the Scurlock photography studio catalogued the lives of the black middle class of Washington, D.C (The exhibit, “The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise,” is on view at the National Museum of American History through November 15, 2009. Thanks to Lonnie Bunch, Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which co-organized the exhibit) (5:27)

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