Fayetteville exhibit lets black youth speak

Posted: November 8, 2015 at 1:08 a.m.

Joseph Daniels speaks Saturday alongside a series of portraits while participating in a program as a part of the "Let There Be Light, 100 Black Men" project by local photographer Andrew Kilgore at St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Fayetteville. For more photos, go to www.nwadg.com/photos.

Lakeesha Shaw of Bentonville drove her 15-year-old son, Semaj, to Fayetteville on Saturday morning to attend an event and exhibit meant to give black people a voice.

Gordon Morgan (left) and John Newman speak about their lives Saturday while participating in a program as a part of the “Let There Be Light, 100 Black...

Andrew Kilgore, a local photographer, speaks Saturday while participating in a program as a part of his “Let There Be Light, 100 Black Men” photograph...

Andrew Kilgore speaks Saturday while participating in a program as a part of his “Let There Be Light, 100 Black Men” project.

John Newman (right) speaks Saturday alongside Gordon Morgan at St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Fayetteville. For more photos, go to www.nwadg.c...

Kaya Kidd (left) and Spencer Sumlin sing Saturday while participating in a program as a part of the “Let There Be Light, 100 Black Men” project at St....

Ocie Fisher, a local artist, sings while participating in the program.

Speakers

Black community members participated in telling their stories, dreams and goals during the “Let There Be Light Community Conversation & Exhibit” included: Fayetteville students Tim Agnew, Kortlon Conley, Tyrece Golden, Drew King and Matayo Pearson; Gordon Morgan, a former professor at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville; and John Newman, an artist and associate professor at the university.

Source: Staff report

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