These images are from the 1950s and 1960s, a time when the prejudices of America dictated the imagery be white, all white. This was largely because of the segregation in the American South. On the three occasions that Charles Kerins submitted artwork with racially mixed subjects, the artwork was rejected, and he was directed. by the client, to redo it with all white people. As a result the images here represent the idealized, yet true experiences of white small town America, experiences shared by many Baby Boomers.
The images must be viewed in light of this political climate. They in no way should be construed to support a racially seperated America. Diverse Communities, with multiple races, ethnicities, religions, and gender preferences are strong, vibrant, and rich in all the most important human values.
Though the subjects are all white, the experiences pictured were shared by kids of all races in the 1950s and 1960s. Enjoy what binds us together. Younger viewers will probably be amused by the very short basketball uniforms, yes, they really were like that.
Playing through the pain, to Win