Film, Video Images of Early African American Life

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Title
Images of Early African American Life
Summary
Photographic images of African American life at the turn of the 20th century were the subject of a talk by historians David Levering Lewis and Deborah Willis. Their book, "A Small Nation of People: W.E.B. Du Bois & African American Portraits of Progress" (Amistad, 2003), is based on the Library’s collection of photographs showcased in "The Exhibit of American Negroes" at the 1900 Paris International Exposition.
Event Date
October 29, 2003
Notes
-  David Lewis, a professor of history at New York University, is the author of several books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning volumes "W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963" and "W.E.B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race, 1868-1919." Deborah Willis writes frequently about blacks and the history of photography. Among her latest books is "Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers, 1840-Present." She is a professor of photography and imaging at New York University.
Running Time
54 minutes, 38 seconds
Language
English
Online Format
video

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