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Anna Alston's children, Rousmanière and Charles Alston, were good friends with Romare and later became cousins when widowed Anna Alston married Romare's Uncle Harry. Charles Alston went on to become a respected artist in his own right, a contemporary of Romare Bearden in the Harlem Renaissance. © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
 
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Bearden's sketch of his great-grandfather's property. 1985. Pen and ink on graph paper. © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY Reproductions of this image, including downloading, is prohibited without written authorization from VAGA, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2820, New York, NY 10118. Tel: 212-736-6666; Fax: 212-736-6767; email: info@vagarights.com; web: www.vagarights.com
 
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Romare's mother, Bessye Bearden © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY Reproductions of this image, including downloading, is prohibited without written authorization from VAGA, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2820, New York, NY 10118. Tel: 212-736-6666; Fax: 212-736-6767; email: info@vagarights.com; web: www.vagarights.com
 
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This site was the home of Dr. James A. Pethel, who delivered Romare Bearden on September 2, 1911 at 401 S. Graham Street.
 
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Rosa and H.B. Kennedy on the front porch of their home, c. 1920 © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY Reproductions of this image, including downloading, is prohibited without written authorization from VAGA, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2820, New York, NY 10118. Tel: 212-736-6666; Fax: 212-736-6767; email: info@vagarights.com; web: www.vagarights.com
 
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H.B. Kennedy, Romare Bearden's paternal great-grandfather, owned this grocery store, located right next to Romare's birth home.
 
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Romare Bearden was born here, in the home of his paternal great-grandparents, Henry and Rosa Kennedy. © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
 
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The resting place of Romare Bearden's paternal great-grandparents, Rosa and H.B. Kennedy, as well as his great-great-grandparents and aunt and uncle Harry and Anna Bearden (née Alston).
 
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Romare's father, Richard Howard Bearden. © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY Reproductions of this image, including downloading, is prohibited without written authorization from VAGA, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2820, New York, NY 10118. Tel: 212-736-6666; Fax: 212-736-6767; email: info@vagarights.com; web: www.vagarights.com
 
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This street was posthumously named in honor of Romare Bearden.
 
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Romare in Pinewood Cemetery at his great-grandparents grave, 1980. Charlotte Observer.
 
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Romare with H. R. and Rosa Kennedy and his grandmother Rosa Catherine (Cattie) Bearden, 1912. © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY Reproductions of this image, including downloading, is prohibited without written authorization from VAGA, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2820, New York, NY 10118. Tel: 212-736-6666; Fax: 212-736-6767; email: info@vagarights.com; web: www.vagarights.com
 
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Site of Romare Bearden's baptism. His father, Howard, was an organist.
 
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Romare Bearden's mother, Bessye, taught at St. Michael and All Angels Protestant Episcopal Church's adjacent school.
 
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Romare surrounded by great-grandparents H. B. and Rosa Kennedy; standing, from left, Aunt Anna Alston, parents Bessye and Howard Bearden, and grandmother Cattie Kennedy, c. 1917. © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY Reproductions of this image, including downloading, is prohibited without written authorization from VAGA, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2820, New York, NY 10118. Tel: 212-736-6666; Fax: 212-736-6767; email: info@vagarights.com; web: www.vagarights.com
 
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