Monday, March 29, 2010

Joseph Roane

Portrait of Joseph Roane, an African-American farmer/agricultural expert who spent time in the Soviet Union in the 1930's, then returned to the USA. It was made on his farm in south-central Virginia.
This image illustrated a story, "Black in the USSR," for the Washington City Paper, (Vol. 9, #25, June 23, 1989).
The writer was the exceptionally talented Jon Cohen.
One of Mr. Roane's descendants recently contacted me and reminded me of this photograph.

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