David Carll was a black Oyster Bay resident who fought for the Union in the Civil War. In 1862 he married Mary Appleford, a white woman, and it was the first documented interracial marriage on Long Island. Mary was not allowed to be buried with David in the black cemetery, so she was buried in a white cemetery in East Norwich. In this story photographed for @newsday, I followed Francis Carl and Denice Evans-Sherpard - David Carll's great great grandchildren - as they searched for Mary's gravestone for the first time; they didn't find it but Mary's entire family was there.
Thanks to @cooooney for the fascinating assignment.
7 days ago
Driving while black (DWB)
Refers to the idea that a driver is pulled over by a police officer for a non-existent offense and then mistreated at the stop because he or she is black.
Check out my @instagram story to see Darius Cummings experience #DWB which started the week he got his drivers license with a warning from his mother.
Cummings’ experience isn’t unique for people of color across this nation. I’m looking to #tellblackstories of driving while black. If you’ve experienced driving while black message me your story or share this with a friend who has. I would love to grow this project. @everydayblackamerica #blacklove#blackexcellence#blackpeople#police#blackart#everydayblackamerica#makeportraits#tellstories