The online exhibit was developed from the award winning An Exploration of Our Historydocumentary series produced to take an analytical look into the rich history of North Richmond, California. The four-part series has chronicled the African American experience in the unincorporated Contra Costa County community from a socio-economic perspective, and has been a valuable educational resource.
Comprised of 74 archival photos and 15 video clips, the online exhibit is the final outcome of the decades long community history project produced by Doug Harris and teen crew members from the Digital Technology Academy media arts program, in partnership with Contra Costa County's Service Integration Program, City of Richmond, the California Endowment, and Athletes United for Peace.
The exhibit menu above includes seven theme sections (community, business, people, entertainment, recreation, sports and academy), and is being presented in partnership with the Richmond Public Library and the Richmond Museum of History, and funded by the City of Richmond Arts & Culture Commission Neighborhood Public Art Grant.
Narrator John Gioia and Producer/Director Doug Harris at documentary premiere (2016)