15 몇 년 전 한 여성이 중고 책에서 알 수없는 가족의 사진을 발견했습니다.. Twitter의 힘을 통해, she's mailing it back to surviving members

몇 년마다, 한 뉴욕시 여성이 자신의 선반에 숨겨져있는 가족 사진에 감탄했습니다. — but it wasn’t a photo of her own family.

빅토리아 존슨은 수십 년 된 사진을 보았습니다. 15 years ago in a book she bought at a used book store.
I found this picture in whatever book it was and I was just so mesmerized by it,” 존슨은 CNN에 말했다. “I just wanted to know who this family was.
The lost photo depicted a Black family from the 1960sa husband, his wife and their two daughters. As a historian and professor at Hunter College at CUNY, Johnson said she was drawn to it.
    I used to get the picture out every now and then, it was on my shelf, and I would just look at it. And just think about these people,” 존슨은 말했다.
    She often wondered about their experience as Americans and was curious if they were still around, 그녀가 말했다.
    This was a black family and I’m white,” said Johnson. “I know they lived different lives from me because this was a picture from probably the 1960s.
    More than a decade later, with race and equality a major topic across the country following the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, she found herself drawn to the photo once more.
    A lot of Americans have been thinking about race lately,” 그녀가 말했다. “My students help me think about that, my colleagues, the historians and activists I follow on Twitter. … It was all kind of swirling around in my mind and then I saw the picture.
    Hoping to share the photo with the family and give them back a piece of their lost history, she posted the picture to Twitter.
    Maybe Twitter can find out who they are,” wrote Johnson in a post on Sunday.
    The tweet quickly gained traction with thousands of people from around the country joining in to help solve the mystery.
    It was like this huge joint national sleuthing project,” said Johnson.
    And within 48 시간, the niece of the man pictured in the photo reached out to Johnson on Twitter.
    I think my great uncle in this [picture] is the man in your tweet,” she wrote in a post, along with a photo to confirm it.
    Johnson said she couldn’t believe how fast she was able to connect with the family.
    It was just such a whirlwind,” 그녀가 말했다 “So many people seemed so happy to participate in something that might connect people.
    The family told CNN the photo was taken of Sheldon, 마가렛, Valerie and Sharon Sudduth at their home in Topeka, 캔자스. The husband and wife are now deceased, but the girls currently live in Texas.
    지금 65, Valerie Sudduth, the youngest daughter in the photo, couldn’t believe her family’s picture was found.
    I was excited to see the picture,” said Sudduth, who was in elementary school when the photo was shot and has vivid memories of her new haircut.
    She said her father worked at Santa Fe Railroad and was an entrepreneur, with a janitorial service for 47 연령. Her mother worked as a nurse and later worked at the church. The family was heavily involved in the church and her father sang in a gospel quartet 50 연령, Valerie Sudduth said.
      This picture is such a gift, it really is,” said Elizabeth Rattray, a cousin to the family. “As a culture, we lose so much, we have lost so much. So any pieces that you can find and validate and verify it just it makes it that much richer.
      Johnson plans to mail the photo to Valerie and her family and hopes to coordinate a call to learn more about the Sudduth family and their history.

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