Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Then, during the same visit to Mississippi, the following exchange takes place between Frank and eight male high school students outside Port Gibson High:

Kids: “What are you doing here?”

RF: “I’m just taking pictures.”

Kids: “Why?”

R.F.: “For myself – just to see…”

Kids: “He must be a Communist. He looks like one. Why don’t you go to the other side of town and watch the niggers play?”

Frank would later include this exchange opposite a series of 4 photographs of the group of boys in his book "The Lines of my Hand."