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The Project Gutenberg eBook of Slave Narratives, A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves. Slave Narratives: Chronological List of Autobiographies. Autobiographies Listed Chronologically Jeffrey.

Slave Narratives: Chronological List of Autobiographies

The Anti-Slavery Alphabet - Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Philadelphia: Printed for the Anti-Slavery Fair, 1846 Merrihew & Thompson, printers In a January 1847 Pennsylvania Freeman, the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society reported profitable sales at its December 1846 fair of "an Anti-Slavery alphabet, written and presented to the Fair by Hannah and Mary Townsend, of this city.

The Anti-Slavery Alphabet - Mississippi Department of Archives and History

" The slim volume targeted young readers, with the hope of inspiring a new generation of abolitionists. The alphabet consists of sixteen leaves, printed on one side, with the printed pages facing each other and hand-sewn into a paper cover. Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade, McInnis. “As we follow Crowe to the slave auctions he sketched, McInnis vividly reconstructs the geographies and everyday life of the cities that supported the slave trade and that Crowe tried to navigate for his eyewitness accounts.

Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade, McInnis

She also . . . thoughtfully compares the slave trade in Charleston and New Orleans, where auctions were staged theatrically in hotels and on city streets, with its less conspicuous, though no less integral, presence in Richmond.” Scientific American Frontiers . Unearthing Secret America . Slave Housing at Monticello. Black Patriots and Loyalists: Fighting for Emancipation in the War for Independence, Gilbert.

“Most of us think we know the story of the American Revolution, but after reading Alan Gilbert’s amazing book I realize that what most of us know is less than half of the story.

Black Patriots and Loyalists: Fighting for Emancipation in the War for Independence, Gilbert

Gilbert’s account rests on years of careful research, and on the ability to keep track of events whose actors were moved by complex and often contradictory motives. Gilbert shows that there were two revolutions going on in the American colonies at the same time: the revolution for independence, that succeeded, and a black revolution for emancipation whose goal was not achieved until decades later.

Enduring Truths: Sojourner's Shadows and Substance, Grigsby. “In this lavishly illustrated and lucidly written volume, Grigsby trains her inimitable gaze on the photographic self-construction of Sojourner Truth, whose life history resonates as much today as it did for her nineteenth-century audiences.

Enduring Truths: Sojourner's Shadows and Substance, Grigsby

Grounding her study in meticulous archival research, Grigsby weaves a fascinating account of how Truth’s circulation of her image in the form of cartes de visite not only supported her financially, but also represented an incisive intervention into national discourses around race, gender, copyright law, paper currency, and authorship during and after the Civil War. The result is a highly affecting book that at once reframes questions of black aesthetic agency and sets a new standard for what the art-historical monograph might be.” Who Freed the Slaves?: The Fight over the Thirteenth Amendment, Richards. How Watermelons Became a Racist Trope. It seems as if every few weeks there’s another watermelon controversy.

How Watermelons Became a Racist Trope

The Boston Herald got in trouble for publishing a cartoon of the White House fence-jumper, having made his way into Obama’s bathroom, recommending watermelon-flavored toothpaste to the president. A high-school football coach in Charleston, South Carolina, was briefly fired for a bizarre post-game celebration ritual in which his team smashed a watermelon while making ape-like noises. While hosting the National Book Awards, author Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket) joked about how his friend Jacqueline Woodson, who had won the young people’s literature award for her memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, was allergic to watermelon.

David Krugler, “1919, The Year of Racial Violence: How African Americans Fought Back” (Cambridge UP, 2014) 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro. List of African-American inventors and scientists. This list of African-American inventors and scientists attempts to document many of the African Americans who have invented a multitude of items or made discoveries in the course of their lives.

List of African-American inventors and scientists

These have ranged from practical everyday devices to applications and scientific discoveries in diverse fields, including physics, biology, mathematics, plus the medical, nuclear and space sciences. Among the earliest was George Washington Carver, whose reputation was based on his research into and promotion of alternative crops to cotton, which aided in nutrition for farm families.

He wanted poor farmers to grow alternative crops both as a source of their own food and as a source of other products to improve their quality of life. The most popular of his 44 practical bulletins for farmers contained 105 food recipes using peanuts.[1] He also developed and promoted about 100 products made from peanuts that were useful for the house and farm. Inventors and scientists[edit] See also[edit] Footnotes. Famous Black Inventors. The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences. The Secret Histories Project. The Big Idea: 7 Groundbreaking Black Female Inventors « MadameNoire MadameNoire. America is known for her spirit of inventiveness, and black women have been major contributors in our country’s history of ingenuity.

The Big Idea: 7 Groundbreaking Black Female Inventors « MadameNoire MadameNoire

From the resourcefulness of women who rose from the ashes of slavery to the brilliant creativity of modern day geniuses, our lives are immeasurably better because of these 7 sisters and their big ideas. photo courtesy of Today In African-American History. African Influences in Modern Art. The Block, 1971 Romare Bearden (American, 1911–1988) Cut and pasted printed, colored and metallic papers, photostats, pencil, ink marker, gouache, watercolor, and pen and ink on Masonite; Overall: 48 x 216 in. (121.9 x 548.6 cm); six panels, each: 48 x 36 in. (121.9 x 91.4 cm) Gift of Mr. and Mrs.

African Influences in Modern Art

Samuel Shore, 1978 (1978.61.1–6) © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY During the early 1900s, the aesthetics of traditional African sculpture became a powerful influence among European artists who formed an avant-garde in the development of modern art. In France, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and their School of Paris friends blended the highly stylized treatment of the human figure in African sculptures with painting styles derived from the post-Impressionist works of Cézanne and Gauguin. The resulting pictorial flatness, vivid color palette, and fragmented Cubist shapes helped to define early modernism.

Influence of African Art on Cubism - African-American History Through the Arts. The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords. ‘We Have to Do Better': A Reading List on the Charleston Church Massacre. Yesterday, Marc Lamont Hill tweeted, “I’m going to need all White people to denounce this ugly act of racist domestic terrorism.”

‘We Have to Do Better': A Reading List on the Charleston Church Massacre

This reading list is me denouncing the actions of a white supremacist terrorist, who visited a Wednesday night Bible study at one of the most important, sacred sites of Black religious and political freedom with the exclusive intention of killing attendees in cold blood. White people: we have to do better. Pacific Standard. Episode 628: This Ad's For You : Planet Money. Tom Burrell, ad man. Courtesy of Tom Burrell hide caption itoggle caption Courtesy of Tom Burrell Tom Burrell, ad man. The Kitchen Sisters. The Pilgrimage of Malcolm X by I.F. Stone. The Autobiography of Malcolm X with the assistance of Alex Haley Grove, 455 pp., $7.50 Malcolm X Speaks. Father Recreates Famous Photos with His Daughter. Brooklyn photographer Marc Bushelle and his wife, Janine, didn’t anticipate the overwhelming attention they would receive when they first had the idea to feature their 5-year-old daughter Lily portraying photos of iconic African-American women.

“It was pretty much just for us. We never imagined that we’d be sharing [this series] with the world,” Marc told The Weekly Flickr. The Black Heroines Project began as a way to help Lily learn about African-American women whose strength and courage have made a difference in the world. Forgotten African American Stories, Told in Comic Books. Home to about 50 mixed-race descendants of a freed slave, Malaga Island off Maine’s coast seemed an oasis of racial harmony in 1912. But then the state, lobbied by reformers who saw residents living in poverty—and perhaps tempted by a land grab too good to pass up—evicted the islanders. The Life and Death of Mr. Basketball.

Classic Ladies of Color. Looking Harlem in the Eye by Darryl Pinckney. Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964), enthusiast of Modernism and ally of the Harlem Renaissance, had a swell time while the Roaring Twenties lasted. Maybe he had too good a time—man about town, his big-toothed smile not to be missed at important theater openings and literary events, then on to suppers and cabarets. “Up at 8 with quite a hangover,” Van Vechten typically notes in his small daybook. He ceased his binge drinking as the Jazz Age turned into the Great Depression and he also stopped writing fiction.

His dear friend Gertrude Stein had been right not to take his novels of decadence too seriously. Yet Van Vechten would have the Second Act that American life is not supposed to grant. Fifty Years Later - Home. 100 LGBTQ Black Women You Should Know: The Epic Black History Month Megapost. Black, queer, feminist, erased from history: Meet the most important legal scholar you’ve likely never heard of.

AAME : image. Obit of the Day: Creator of “Luther” In 1968,... Obit of the Day: Creator of “Luther” In 1968, Brumsic Brandon, Jr. created something new. An editorial cartoonist for several years, Mr. Brandon decided to develop a daily strip that focused on the lives of black children in an inner city environment. (Other strips that were predominantly black like Morrie Turner’s “Wee Folks” were set in middle class neighborhoods.) Black Women Matter by Underground Sketchbook.

San Diego Air & Space Museum - Balboa Park, San Diego. A Study of Frances E. W. Harper's Feminist(ic) Writings. Black Nashville Genealogy & History. Black/Asian "solidarity" on MLK Day (with tweets) · so_treu. The Forgotten Radical History of the March on Washington. Salviprince.tumblr. The Inkwell, Santa Monica, California (1905-1964) Photos: When Santa Monica Beach Was Segregated: LAist.

How African Americans beat one of the most racist institutions: The swimming pool. Watch Now: Black Surfer Feature Doc 'White Wash' Narrated By Ben Harper, Black Thought. The Spy Photo That Fooled NPR, the U.S. Army Intelligence Center, and Me - Lois Leveen. King Institute Encyclopedia. 8 Successful and Aspiring Black Communities Destroyed by White Neighbors. Black Archives of Mid-America Kansas City. Black Pulp Fictions: Yesterday and Today. Dated January 25, 1870, these are the credentials.

New book lionizes America’s first black public high school, source of many African-American greats. 1956 Black History Viewed Through Magazines : un album sur Flickr. Search Results: "" - Prints & Photographs Online Catalog. Facial Hair Friday: Portrait of the Artist with a Mustache. A Racial History of Drowning. Stop Whitewashing. The African American woman pictured above, Zelda... Stop Whitewashing. Gradient Lair. Audiophile Life. Stop Whitewashing. National Postal Museum. An Ancestry of African-Native Americans- page 1.

Young Black and Vegan - classicladiesofcolor: Before she became known as... Gallery - The Wayland Rudd Collection. Cold Town, bellecs: winningthebattleloosingthewar: On the... Great Performances . Aida's Brothers and Sisters: Black Voices in Opera. The Spirit of New Orleans — For decades, the Baby Dolls were among the more... WPA Federal Theater Project in New York:Negro Theatre Unit:"Macbeth", ca. 1935.