Left to right: Frank Bowling, Peter Bradley, and Larry Rivers at the opening of “Some American History,” 1971

Frank Bowling and others at the opening of "Some American History" at the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas.

Courtesy of Menil Archives, The Menil Collection, Houston.

In 1971, Bowling participated in “Some American History,” an exhibition held in Houston, Texas, which explored the Black experience in American life from enslavement to the present.