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Remembering Allan Rohan Crite

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The "granddaddy of the Boston art scene" will be laid to rest tomorrow at Trinity Church in Copley Square. Allan Rohan Crite, also renowned as the "dean of African American artists,' died last week at the age of 97.

He was at home in the South End neighborhood that formed the backdrop for many of his paintings. That's where WBUR's Delores Handy visited Crite in the early 1990s. He told her his mission was to "tell the story of Man, that's all."

To appreciate Allan Crite's life and his life's work, we turn to Edmund Barry Gaither. He's Director and Curator of the Museum of the National Center for Afro-American Boston. He is also co-author of the book, "Allan Rohan Crite: Artist-Reporter of the African American Community."

This program aired on September 14, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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