"November 1938 - Children of Negroes dressed in Sunday best for ceremonies, memorial services. All Saint's Day, New Roads, Louisiana." Photo by Russell Lee via Library of Congress.

  1. In working on this I wondered if maybe the boy's "jacket" wasn't a hand-me-down vest from an adult. His shirt is unusually large for his size, too. Either way, it was obvious that someone made sure the children were dressed "in Sunday best" as the caption read. Seemed to be a real respect for the dead.

  2. You don’t ever want to remove official names of photos…..ESPECIALLY when they show something negative. Yes, seeing the title makes you feel squirmy, as it should. But pretending that it didn’t happen takes away the real lives and histories these kids lived under, and tries to erase the racism our country has had.

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