Welcome to the second series of the “We Exist” exhibit. In this section we have digitized photographs of various Black families in Maine which cover the period from the 1960s to the 2000s. The photos are wide-ranging and represent Black families in Maine participating in various Civil Rights activities during different stages of the life course. We will see Black residents, as individuals and as a community, at rallies (verbal and silent), opening their homes to civic events, engaged in civic meetings, in contact with political figures, and in contact with notable Civil Rights leaders. The aim is to see Black residents in Maine lived experiences in these Civil Rights moments.
To view the photos and related data individually, you can click on the image. The individual photo entry page will provide a photo title, photo description, and the Collection that the photo is attached to. Additional keywords attached to the photo and exhibit are searchable by typing the search terms into the search bar in the upper left of the page.