Mar 03, 2022Black History Month, Week Four. Allan Rohan Crite

Black History Month, Week Four. Allan Rohan Crite

The Rev. Chas Marks Six-minute video.   Resources

In this fourth and final video in this year’s series remembering key African American figures in the Episcopal Church and beyond, we remember artist Allan Rohan Crite.

Allan Rohan Crite (March 20, 1910 – September 6, 2007) was a Boston-based African American artist. He won several honors, including the 350th Harvard University Anniversary Medal. Crite worked to depict the life of African-Americans living in Boston in a new and different way: as ordinary citizens or the “middle class” rather than stereotypical jazz musicians or sharecroppers.Through his art, he intended to tell the story of African Americans as part of the fabric of American society and its reality. By using representational style rather than modernism, Crite could more adequately “report” and capture the reality that African Americans were part of but often unaccounted for.

Edited extract from Wikipedia

Watch the video by clicking/tapping on the image above, or you can view it on YouTube.

The complete series

February 10, 2022The Rev. George Freeman Bragg. Commentary by the Rev. Galen Snodgrass
February 17, 2022The Rev. Dr. Harold Lewis. Commentary by the Rev. Ted Estes
February 24, 2022The Rt. Rev. Barbara Harris. Commentary by Stephanie Hasty
March 3, 2022Allan Rohan Crite. Commentary by the Rev. Chas Marks

Stephanie Hasty is a member of the Diversity and Reconciliation Commission.

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