Familiar Faces: The Gary Davis Photo Collection

| Second Floor

In 2021, the Watkins Museum of History received a treasure trove of photographs depicting the everyday lives of Black families in North Lawrence. These photos are remarkable in how they capture a vibrant and close-knit community. The Watkins has partnered with Alyssa Cole, PhD candidate in History at the University of Kansas with a Master’s degree in African and African American Studies, to create Familiar Faces: The Gary Davis Photo Collection, an exhibit that shares images from the recent donation to celebrate the history and community fellowship of Black citizens in North Lawrence.