Chilluns’ Croon

by Mateo Ruiz Gonzalez

Chilluns’ Croon is a symbolic collection of photographs created based on the archive Black Wide-Awake — documents of genealogical and historical interest of Wilson County, North Carolina’s African-American past curated by Lisa Y. Henderson. Concomitantly this body of work reflects on old transcripts from the Federal Writers Project — told by African American former slaves — acting as a compilation of stories that resembled old spiritual beliefs and stories of love and loss from the time of slavery in the United States.