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Sunny Nash Photo Reproductions At Bush Presidential Library

September 25, 2013

BRAZOS VALLEY SPEAKS! Oral History Division, Carnegie History Center – For Immediate Release

A photographic exhibition of historic images, The Peterson Legacy: An African American Experience, 1868 – Present, reproduced by author and photographer, Sunny Nash of Long Beach, California, will open to the public at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas, on October 23, 2013.

 In commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the City of College Station, Texas, the College Station Historic Preservation Committee has created a number of presentations and VIP functions through the end of the year, including The Peterson Legacy: An African American Experience, 1868 – Present, funded by Ron and Mary Bryan of College Station, through a donation to Brazos Valley Speaks! of the Oral History Division of the Carnegie History Center in Bryan, Texas, and prepared by Nash, an internationally acclaimed photographer, recognized by Women in Photography International.

Ned Peterson II WWI Army 1917

Ned Peterson II WWI 1917

The Peterson exhibit is a product of Nash’s photographic restoration and reproduction of Peterson family, Wellborn and Brushy community pictures and documents, and oral history interviews with descendants of some of College Station’s first African American landowners.

Ned & Sisters sample copyWith archaeologist, Shawn Carlson, now Executive Director of the Washington on the Brazos Museum, and Austin author and historian, Sue Winton Moss, Nash, a former nationally syndicated columnist, participated in a State of Texas-commissioned archaeological research project to facilitate the nomination of the Peterson homestead in College Station for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.

Sunny Nash is a 1977 Texas A&M University graduate in journalism and broadcast communications, who lives in Southern California. She is the author of Bigmama Didn’t Shop At Woolworth’s (Texas A&M University Press), about life with her part-Comanche grandmother during the Civil Rights Movement. The book is recognized by the Association of American University Presses for its value in understanding U.S. race relations and recommended for Native American collections by the Miami-Dade Public Library System in Florida.

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