The Kerr Regional History Center is hosting an exhibition titled “Behold the People: R.C. Hickman’s Photographs of Black Dallas, 1949–1961,” from February 6 to February 29. The exhibition features photographs by R.C. Hickman, a Dallas photographer who documented life in the African American community in Texas during the mid-20th century. Hickman's work includes thousands of images capturing various aspects of life in the community.
Hickman, a native Texan, worked as a commercial portrait photographer, a photojournalist for black newspapers in Dallas, a freelance photographer for national black publications such as Jet, Sepia, and Ebony, and a photographer for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). His photographs provide insight into the experiences and identities of individuals within the African American community.
The exhibition will also showcase local images from the Kerr region, including works by Starr Bryden, an acclaimed photographer from Kerrville.
The event is free to attend, and no registration is required. For more information, individuals can contact the library reference desk at (830) 258-1274.