In 1900, the world was very different: Hawaii was just annexed by the United States, the Zeppelin airship had taken its first flight, and Grand Rapids hosted the first nighttime baseball league game. But not everything changes. Through the decades, a downtown Rocky Mount institution has remained in business for 115 years, and in the following weeks, will make quite a splash.
This season the Maria V. Howard Arts Center welcomed a traveling exhibition celebrating the spiritual and physical beauty of Black Women: Women of a New Tribe. The 12 local women portrayed by famed photographer, Jerry Taliaferro, represent the Black American Woman in many of her social and physical manifestations. Each woman photographed has made a significant impact on the great city of Rocky Mount, NC.