Parks photographed Camp Nathan Hale (mess hall) at one of the small handful of nonsegregated 40s-era summer camps. Caught mid-bugle call against the background of an American flag, this boy has the ever-important job of summoning campers for mealtime. In the company of Old Glory, this bugle ritual brings to mind American military might, and another American group associated with bugle salutes and the outdoors — the Boy Scouts. In both cases, the bugle would have been mainly used to demarcate the daily routines of camp or announce events. And in both cases, People of Color have been historically excluded, mistreated or undervalued. But here at Camp Nathan Hale, and in this image in particular, the symbolism of the bugle salute opposite stars and stripes prefaces children of differing ethnicities gathering to dine together. In doing so, it adds an imperative to the “traditional” elements of American patriotism at the time: interracial recreation ... Read more on the blog!
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