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Franklin the Peoples Park


Documenting over four decades of history and community through photography by Steve Harrison

The works of local photographer Steve Harrison document activity in Franklin Park over the last 50 years, from everyday occurrences to historical moments. A collection of these photographs will be on display in the Cardinal Health Gallery.

Harrison began photographing the park in the 1960s when it was a gathering place for young black people. He also captured historical moments in the park from the 1960s to present-day, including Ameriflora and Dick Gregrory’s Food Run. These moments, preserved as black and white images, are brought together into one gallery for community members to reminisce and reflect.

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