Part of a found photo collection on Flickr called “Hidden in the Open,” curated by playwright Trent Kelley.
Kelley scours mom-and-pop shops as well as eBay to find images that show “Afro-American male affection and love that were recorded without fear and shame,” he says.
By showing that black men — whether gay or straight, brothers or lovers — have always loved each other, Kelley believes the photos might help empower gay African-Americans.
“I want them aware of those generations of black gay men who came before them and showed pride, strength and courage despite whatever circumstance,” he says.
Story by TINBETE ERMYAS | NPR.org
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