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Exploring the Dream: When Cotton Was King

Exploring the Dream

In 2002, the Arizona Humanities Council and the City of Chandler commissioned Oswald G. Harris to do this exhibition, "Exploring the Dream – When Cotton was King."

The 24 photographs in this exhibit were selected from more than 700 frames of film shot by Oswald Harris. His wife, Lyda created the bios from more than 30 hours of taped interviews she did with the honorees. At times Lyda and Oswald were almost moved to tears by their stories. Yet, it was not all pain. James Arbuckle provided some of the