Credits

All photography and graphics are credited to M. Billye Sankofa Waters, *unless noted otherwise.

Mama

Mama, Sharon and Bell on back porch apartment @ 58th and Calumet. Chicago, c. 1969.
Photo provided courtesy of the Rhodes Family.

Teachers

Uncle Dan and Nephew on front porch home @ 72nd and Dorchester. Chicago, 2019.

Salmon

Fried salmon and a whole lot of other foods @ Uncle Jerry's House. LaMarque, Texas, 2017.

Jump

"Binkey" Double Dutching @ Silver Room Block Party. Chicago, 2014.

Three Generations

Three generations of Rhodes’ ranging from 1860 –1933. Paducah, Kentucky c. 1936. The longest living member, Edythe (Rhodes) Peyton – far left – passed away in 2016, one month before her 92nd birthday. Billye’s father is nestled behind two of his brothers on the lower right side; he’s the one with the smiling eyes.

150 Acres

Original family home, built by Paw Paw, situated on 150 acres of land in Mississippi (image courtesy of Ruby).

Apprentice

Boy and Camera @ Silver Room Block Party. Chicago, 2014.

Sunday's Best

Cassandra (center) with paternal grandmother, great grandmother, and maternal great grandmother after her baptism at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Altadena, California, c. 1984 (image courtesy of Cassandra).

Mural

San Francisco mural featuring Hector's grandmother.

Bones

Tribe's Grandfather and Friends playing dominos in the front yard @ 67th and Minerva. Chicago, 2018.

Blue Line

DJ Lady D @ Silver Room Block Party. Chicago, 2014.

1890

Billye's Paternal Great Grandparents, Henry and Easter, c. 1890.
Original photo provided courtesy of Rhodes Family.

Bible

Uncle Jerry's bible and pulpit @ Spiritual True Baptist Church. Galveston Island, Texas, 2015.

Layers

Headshot bordered with gold foil and traditional Tikar ceremonial cloth.
Photo credit, Nicole Harrison, 2019.

Cypher

 Cypher with Billye & Marshall. Maui, HI. Photo credit, Malari, 2020.