Portraits of black Vietnam War veterans coming to Riverdale City Hall

U.S. Air Force Cap. Byron Powell, who was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, is part of a black veterans of Vietnam War portrait exhibit at Riverdale City Hall.

A portrait exhibit documenting the journey of black veterans of the Vietnam War is coming to Riverdale City Hall.

The Clayton County city will display 13 photos from the Vietnam Black Soldier Portrait Project, an exhibit of African American Vietnam Veterans in 19 states and the District of Columbia.

“These portraits will represent a visual history to the 275,000 black men and women who served in combat and supply services in all branches of the United States military,” Johnny Crawford, a former Atlanta Journal-Constitution photographer, said in an email.

The exhibit opens at Riverdale City Hall on Feb. 3 and runs through Feb. 29. Crawford is displaying 22 portraits from the exhibit at the Powder Springs Community Development Department through the end of February.

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