MEET THE ARTISTS
The exhibit honors the memory of documentary filmmaker Royce Osborn. He had worked in film and television for most of his adult life. He served as head writer of the NAACP Image Awards for Fox Television for twenty-five years and produced several other national shows and webcasts. He made If These Bricks Could Talk, featuring residents of the demolished Lafitte public-housing project; created Spirits of Congo Square; and was working on We Are Zulu, a documentary about the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club.
But Osborn’s page in the book of history is devoted to All on a Mardi Gras Day, the 2003 PBS documentary about black Carnival that he wrote and co-produced with Jerry Brock. We give special thanks to his wife Dama Fountain for collaboration on this exhibit and brother Alton Osborn for advising.