Paul Henderson: Photographs from the Civil Rights Era
Closed due to COVID-19.
The Goucher College Library hosted the exhibition Paul Henderson: Photographs from the Civil Rights Era from September 19, 2019 - March 2020. This traveling exhibit from the collections of the Maryland Historical Society features images by Baltimore photojournalist Paul Henderson (1899-1988). As one of the Baltimore Afro-American’s first photographer and later a free-lance photographer, Henderson captured life in Baltimore during the 1940s to 1960s. While Henderson’s collection includes over 7,000 photographs, the exhibit at Goucher will feature a selection of images that visually documents the African American community and subjects including NAACP activities, protests, Morgan State University, athletic events, businesses, church groups, and everyday life in Baltimore during the Civil Rights era. For more information contact email@example.com.
Thurgood Marshall, Dr. Lillie Mae Carroll Jackson, and Pearl Bailey are some familiar faces in Henderson’s photographs; however, many of Henderson’s subjects are unidentified. In conjunction with the Maryland Historical Society initiative to raise awareness of the collection and identify people and places, QR codes printed on exhibit labels will take smartphone users to an online survey where they can type in names and other information. Print identification forms will also be available.
To learn more about the collection visit the Maryland Historical Society’s website for the Paul Henderson Photograph Collection. See also Who Was Paul Henderson?, an article by Joe Tropea, the curator of photographs and film at the Maryland Historical Society.