Tag Archives: African-Americans

1921: Beware the Ides of March

The National Association for the Promotion of Labor Unionism Among Negroes was founded in 1918 by A. Philip Randolph—the great union organizer who would later form the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters—and writer Chandler Owens; it was promoted through their … Continue reading

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1861: Most Photographed American of the 19th Century

The most photographed American of the 19th century was Frederick Douglass. In an 1861 lecture, Douglass said that with the advent of photography, Men of all conditions may see themselves as others see them. What was once the exclusive luxury … Continue reading

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1964: The Street

Romare Bearden: The Street (1964)

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1966: A Riot is the Language of the Unheard

Martin Luther King, Jr. on “60 Minutes,” September 27, 1966.

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2013: Transition II

Richard Mayhew: Transition II (2013)

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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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