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Celebrating black history and ’50s Soweto with Black History March

South African photographer Anthony Bila is once again celebrating history with “Black History March”, this time with a focus on Soweto in the ’50s, an era characterised by distinctive fashion, soulful jazz, red brick, four-roomed houses, shacks and dusty streets.

Bila told OkayAfrica he believes black history should be venerated – just as any other significant part of history.

“The name of the series is a double entendre. March being the month we are in and march in the sense that we soldier on, as a people moving forward but never forgetting to reflect and look back at where we have come from. Something I believe we should all do,” he said.

For Black History march, Bila has put together a collection of still photographs and a short film documenting Soweto in the ’50s, which you can watch here:


Read more about it at OkayAfrica.

– All images via the Anthony Bila Tumblr page.

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