Film, Video Images of Early African American Life
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- Images of Early African American Life
- 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 Librarys collection of photographs showcased in "The Exhibit of American Negroes" at the 1900 Paris International Exposition.
- Event Date
- October 29, 2003
- - 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
- Online Format
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