Sometimes in the foreground, sometimes in the background, at times in the shadows—religion is essential to the story of Black America.
"Spirit in the Dark" examines Black religious life through a selection of photographs from the Johnson Publishing Company, publisher of Ebony, Jet and Negro Digest.
The images in the exhibition spotlight noteworthy individuals — including religious and political leaders, musicians, authors, athletes, activists and educators — and are supported by an array of objects from the museum's collection, many on display for the first time.
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