Sixty of his photographs, taken over a yearlong period in 2013, are collected in the book “Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color: The Past, Present, and Future of One Historically Black College,” published by the University of Georgia Press in association with the Georgia Humanities Council. It includes older photographs of students hard at work.
The 102-page book includes an essay by Robert E. James, a 1968 graduate and president of Carver State Bank in Savannah.
“I’ve been around abandoned buildings before, but to look at some of these things and remember what the chemistry lab looked like when I was in it, with students excited about the experiments they were working on and teachers moving around…,” said James, trailing off.
Once you get over the sadness, he said, there’s still a story to tell.
“Publishing of this book presents the story, hopefully, to another, broader audience,” said James, who later went on to earn a master’s in business administration from Harvard University. “There is hope for a rebirth. We must reclaim this history and do something to rebuild.”
Several of those photographs will be on display through Nov. 29 at the Atlanta University Center's Robert W. Woodruff Library, 111 James P. Brawley Drive S.W.
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