feature: john h. white

January 9, 2014
This #ThrowbackThursday we honor the Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, John H. White. He has documented the city of Chicago for over 40 years. Not often enough do we pay homage to the visual story tellers of our time while we can still give them the flowers they deserve for preserving our history. Check out some of his photos from everyday life in Chicago during the 1970’s. 
by Khalid Livingston

“A Young Black Man Showing His Muscle During A Small Community Program In Chicago On The South Side.”

“Black Beauties With Colorful Hair Grace A Float During The Annual Bud Billiken Day Parade Along Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Drive On Chicago’s South Side.”

“The Kadats Of America, Chicago’s Most Loved Young Black Drill Team, Shown Performing On A Sunday Afternoon At A Community Talent Show On The South Side.”

“A Black Band Performs At The Lake Meadows Shopping Center In Chicago.”

“Black Man Enjoying A Nap On A Chaise Lounge On Chicago’s South Side.”

“Black Youngsters Performing On An Empty Lot At 5440 South Princeton Avenue On Chicago’s South Side.”

“A Class Of Black Student Welders With Their Instructor At A Former Grade School In The Heart Of The Cabrini-green Housing Project.”

“Black Student In A Black Studies Class In A West Side Chicago Classroom Reading A Book About Great Rulers In Africa’s Past.”

“Black Products And Services Was One Of The Themes At The Annual Black Expo Held In Chicago.”

“Vote Registration Drive Was One Aspect Of Black Expo.”

“A Senior Citizens’ March to Protest Inflation, Unemployment and High Taxes.”

“The Rev. Jesse Jackson Speaks On A Radio Broadcast From The Headquarters Of Operation Push, At Its Annual Convention.”

“World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali, A Black Muslim, Attends The Sect’s Service To Hear Elijah Muhammad Deliver The Annual Savior’s Day Message In Chicago.”

“Artist Ron Blackburn Painting An Outdoor Wall Mural At The Corner Of 33rd And Giles Streets In Chicago.”

“Black Man Operating A Newsstand In Chicago On The West Side The City Is Believed To Be The Black Business Capital Of The United States.”

“A Student At The Westinghouse Industrial Vocation School On Chicago’s West Side.”