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Black History Month 2007

From Slavery to Freedom:
Africans in America

from: Association for the Study of African American Life and History


The exhibit was mounted by Nakheia McFarland and Edison Simmons from the Library's Bibliographic Services Department.

Photos of the Exhibit

Textual material for the exhibit was taken from the following:

Sources for images:

  • The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record (University of Virginia) -- http://hitchcock.itc.virginia.edu/Slavery/search.html
    • Buying Slaves
    • Iron Shackles
    • Sale of Negroes
    • Advertisement for Slave Sale
    • Branding an Enslaved Woman
    • Slave Coffle
    • Advertisement for a Fugitive Slave
    • Plantation Slaves, Beaufort, SC 1862
    • Domestic Slave with Planter’s Family
    • Black Family, Beaufort, SC 1862
  • American Memory -- http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpcoop/nhihtml/cwnyhshome.html
    • Preparing Cotton for the Gin
  • Slavery in America -- http://www.slaveryinamerica.org
    • Anti-Slavery Meeting
    • Josiah Henson and Wife
    • Rev. John Rankin and Wife
    • Freedom Stairway
    • Underground Railroad Map
    • Slave Insurrections Map
    • Slave Trade Map
    • Captive Below Deck
    • A Slave Auction House in Atlanta
    • Francis Ellen Watkins Harper
  • American Studies at the University of Virginia -- http://xroads.virginia.edu/~Hyper/JACOBS/hj-work3.htm
    • Ploughing Cotton
  • Digital History -- http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/reconstruction/index.html
    • Mississippi Klansman, 1871
    • Blanche K. Bruce, Reconstruction Senator
    • Hiram Revels, Reconstruction Senator
    • Black Union Soldier
    • Emancipation Proclamation
    • Fugitive Slaves Crossing the Rappahanock River, Virginia 1862
  • American Passages -- http://www.learner.org/amerpass/unit07/timeline.html
    • Whipping Scars
  • Thompson, Kathleen and Hilary Mac Austin. The Face of Our Past: Images of Black Women from Colonial America to the Present. Bloomington, IN:Indiana University Press, 1999.
    • Civil War Soldier and Wife
  • Allen, James. Without sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Twin Palms, 2000.
    • Lynching of Frank Embree
  • "Lynching in the United States," Wikipedia -- http://www.answers.com/topic/lynching-in-the-united-states
    • Graph of Lynching in the United States
  • Robert Gould Shaw Middle School -- http://boston.k12.ma.us/rgshaw/about.htm
    • 54th All Black Infantry Regiment of Boston, MA
  • Allen, James. Without sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Twin Palms, 2000.
    • Lynching of Rubin Stacy
  • Hughes, Langston, Milton Meltzer, and C. Eric Lincoln, Eds.  A Pictorial History of Blackamericans.  4th rev. ed.  New York:  Crown Publishers, 1973.
    • Isaac Woodward
    • Little Rock Nine
    • Students picketing in Florida
    • James Zerg, white Freedom Rider
    • Bombing of Civil Rights leader home
    • Demonstration in Kentucky
    • “March on Washington” 1963
    • Kenneth Sherwood and Warren G. Jackson
    • Students learning
  • Wormser, Richard.  The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow.  New York:  St. Martin’s Press, 2003.
    • Blacks working as sharecroppers after Reconstruction.
    • Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune
    • Store front Black owned business in North Carolina
    • Teacher Charlotte Hawkins Brown
    • Black Solders during World War I in France
  • Madame C. J. Walker -- http://www.madamecjwalker.com/
    • Millionaire in 1905 - Madame C. J.  Walker
  • Ebony Magazine: February 2007
    • Black and white water fountains
  • Ebony Magazine: “The Black Panthers: Still Making a Difference” February 2007
    • The Black Panthers
  • Bruce Davidson: On the Street Time of Change -- http://www.edelmangallery.com/davidsonshow4.htm
    • Time of Change, 1963
  • Ebony Magazine: February 2007
    • Chesapeake, Virginia - Judge Eileen A. Olds
  • Black Enterprise: “75 Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street” October 2006
    • 75 Most Power Blacks on Wall Street
  • Jet Magazine: “Halle Berry, Denzel Washington get historic wins at Oscars” April 8, 2002
    • Halle Berry and Denzel Washington winning Oscars
  • Ebony Magazine: “African Americans in the frontiers of Technology and Engineering” October 2006
    • Chemical Engineer Dr. Thomas R. Mensah
  • Senator Barack Obama -- www.glosas.net/images/obama.jpg
    • Barack Obama
  • The Big Mattress, September 29, 2004-- http://www.bigmattress.com/mt-archives/2004_09.html
    • Oprah Winfrey
  • Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki
    • Slave Ship
    • Scottsboro Boys
    • Rosa Parks
    • Kool Herc, father of Hip Hop
    • "Roots" -- Book Cover
    • President Johnson signing Civil Rights Act
    • Walter White – NAACP
    • Tuskegee Airmen

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