Black History Month During A Pandemic, Told Through The Eyes Of One Family
Like many of us, Richard Williams has been figuring out how to be creative in a pandemic that limits so much of what we can do. The photographer and graphic designer is close with his family, who are based in Prince George’s County, Maryland, an affluent and largely Black suburb of Washington, DC. Williams has been photographing his family as a part of an ongoing personal project, which gave him the idea to speak with all four generations about how they feel about Black History Month. Especially after the past year, how did Black History Month look different, and were they recognizing it at all? Like any family around a proverbial dinner table, Williams’ relatives had different opinions on how and if the celebrations mattered. The visual and oral history of this one family is a fascinating look at how history in constantly evolving.