Photo credit: The Washington Post
Robert "Onionhead" Dunn, a thirteen year veteran of Universoul Circus, is just one of the African-American circus artists whose story is being told through the Uncle Junior Project.
From their website:
"The Uncle Junior Project lends an opportunity to discover and honor the achievements of the many extraordinary individuals and groups in the African-American circus community.
TUJP is a digital exhibit that is:
inclusive of all groups of people
told by those who lived it
presented in an accessible format
true to both the positive and negative
Through interview-driven documentaries, powerful historical imagery, and personal essays; the exhibition profiles performers of African descent."
On the site you can find a short video interview with Onionhead as well as Danise Payne. The ICHOF has also recently supplied the UJP with video materials for Bernice Collins.
Please check them out at https://www.unclejrproject.com