Years later, she returned to Alabama to photograph the black and white residents of towns like Camden and Gee's Bend. At a time when black children received little to no education, she took it upon herself to teach art, drama and Bible studies to children of all races.
Edith died in 1939, leaving behind albums filled with her black-and-white images. These photos, which were shot on hand-coated glass negatives, have been preserved so future generations can reflect on the past and remember how far we've come.
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