Rediscovering “The Hampton Album,” a Renowned Record of African-American History After the Civil War | Feature Shoot

Credited as the first female photojournalist in the United States, Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952) received a commission in 1899 to photograph the Hampton Institute, a private historically Black university located in Hampton, Virginia. [mc4wp_form id=”6042″] Founded in 1868, just four years after the Civil War, the Hampton Institute was dedicated to the education of African-American […]

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