Tag Archives: USA

1890: Night Scene

Levi Wells Prentice: Untitled [Night Scene, Smith’s Lake]; I guessed at the date.

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2018: New City

Rim Lee: New City (2018); from a series.

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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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1913: Afterglow

Jonas Lie: Afterglow (1913)

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1937: Local 174

This mural showing the early history of UAW local 174 was painted by Walter Speck and Barbara Wilson in 1937 and originally hung in the local’s union hall at 2730 Maybury Grand St., in Detroit, Michigan. After moving with the … Continue reading

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2013: Transition II

Richard Mayhew: Transition II (2013)

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1944: The Removal of Sewell Avery

In 1942, in an effort to avoid strikes in war-related industries, Franklin Roosevelt reinstated the War Labor Board and directed it to oversee and arbitrate negotiations between unions and employers. Most unions had also agreed not to strike during the … Continue reading

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1869: Although He Was a Cow

Curious Dreams A writer in the “Argos” says: “I remember when a boy, sleeping in a strange house, in an old-fashioned room, with an oaken store cupboard over the bed. I dreamed that I was being murdered; the assassin struck … Continue reading

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