VELESKA: "I’m the museum manager with Withers Collection Museum and Gallery. When I think of Mr. Withers’ beautiful photographs, one particular image stands out. It was taken during voter registration in the Tent City era and pictures a young lady holding her registration card. Her name is Reecie Hunter Malone. She has just received her registration card, and the glee in her eyes --- just the excitement that Dr. Withers caught in that photograph --- is so amazing. It looks as though she’s saying, ‘I got it! I finally got it, after all we went through!’ And just the beauty of the scene --- the lacy leaves of the tree in the background, the face of the other lady standing at Reecie’s side --- it’s just one of those photographs that speaks to you. Also Ms. Malone has a gold grille across the front of her mouth. It’s so funny to see that. Kids think they’ve done something new, but things always come back around. It’s an amazing, amazing, image. I love being at the museum, and I’d love to invite anyone to come and see the beautiful works of Ernest C. Withers."
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