Tag Archives: African-Americans

1972: Black Children Keep Your Spirits Free

Carolyn Lawrence: Black Children Keep Your Spirits Free (1972)

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1965: Lo, The Mystique City

Betye Saar: Lo, The Mystique City (1965)

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2013: Heliocentrist

Robert Pruitt: Heliocentrist (2013)

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1865: An Army of Striking Labor

In Black Reconstruction in America (1935), W. E. B. Du Bois argues that a “general strike” by millions of enslaved African-Americans decided the outcome of the civil war. By rebelling against their masters, abandoning southern plantations, contributing their labor to … Continue reading

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2014: Jahmal

Gabriel Garcia Roman: Jahmal (2014); from a series, Queer Icons

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1883: Long Lake

Grafton Tyler Brown: Long Lake, B.C. (1883) Born to African-American parents who had left the slave state of Maryland for the free state of Pennsylvania in 1837, Grafton Tyler Brown set off for Sacramento at the age of 17 and … Continue reading

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1943: Workers and Paintings

Honoré Sharrer: Workers and Paintings (1943) I can’t identify all the paintings in this painting. Leave a comment if you can fill in the blanks:                   Hugo Gellert : Free Man’s Duties (No 4) … Continue reading

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