Inside Tucker’s Grove's Annual Camp Meeting
FOR 145 YEARS, about a half-hour northwest of Charlotte, African-American families have gathered at Tucker’s Grove for its annual camp meeting in August. The rich Southern tradition is sparsely documented and rarely, if ever, advertised. In the two stories below, two photographers, each with his or her own lens, share pieces of camp life—from worship songs under the arbor to a grape snowball from a concession stand.
Minuette Floyd has witnessed the tradition of African-American camp meetings since she was a child in the 1960s. Now she’s returned to document the religious community through her camera’s lens