Young Romare and family 

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:; web: 
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