Black Folk Art in Cleveland Photographs 

The Black Folk Art in Cleveland exhibition was presented in 1984 by the Mather Gallery of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. The exhibit was the result of a search for Cleveland’s African-American folk artists and the works created by them. It featured folk artists Peggy Davenport, Reverend Albert Wagner, Ruby Hall, Helen Dobbins, Jim Moss, Mickey Towns, Benjamin Collins, Perkine Lard, Marcella Welch, Nick Biggins, and J.D. Harmon. The collection consists of images depicting the exhibit in the Mather Gallery, its visitors, participants, and organizers. Included in the collection are photographs of Dr. Zelma George, Ishmael Reed, and other visitors of the exhibition.