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Wendel White’s Schools for the Colored: Highlighting the Life and Soul of the Franklin Street School

Schools for the Colored – a collection of photographs by Wendell White, professor at Stockton University – depicts the landscape and architecture of historically segregated schools in northern states. Each B&W photo shows the school as it is today – or in some cases where it once stood – with all other elements in the picture grayed back. A nationally renowned New Jersey photographer, Professor White emphasized his rationale for this dramatic effect was to symbolize the “veil” caused by segregation.

Also included is an exhibit highlighting the life and soul of Cape May’s Franklin Street School. A video of the Franklin Street School in Cape May showed the attendees the progress of the rehabilitation of the historic building.

Opening remarks were offered by Cape May Mayor Edward Mahaney, Jr a well as exhibit sponsors Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities president Doug McMain  and Center for Community Arts director Bernadette Matthews.

Free admission Jan. 14-April 15. Gallery hours and days vary. Co-sponsored by the Center for Community Arts (CCA) and the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).