Category Archives: Photography

African American Photographs Assembled for the 1900 Paris Exposition

I love old photographs, especially ones taken in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  The African American Photographs Assembled for  the 1900 Paris Exposition is one of my favorite collections.  The photographs, housed at the Library of Congress and … Continue reading

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Exhibit | Lorna Simpson: Gathered

Lorna Simpson: Gathered, on view at Brooklyn Museum, “…presents works that explore [the] Brooklyn-born artist’s interest in the interplay between fact and fiction, identity and history. Through works that incorporate hundreds of original and found vintage photographs of African Americans that she … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Stone Center Library Guide to the Web!

In the mid 1990s while working at a university, I compiled my first list of “African American Internet Resources.”  At my next job, I continued to add to the list.  By the early 2000s, a static web page was no … Continue reading

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Save America’s Treasures Grants will preserve African Americana

On February 1, 2011, 60 organizations and government agencies received a Save America’s Treasure grant to “…conserve our country’s cultural and historic treasures.”  In addition to Emory University’s Manuscript, Archives and Rare Books Library, four other cultural organizations received funding … Continue reading

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Portrait & Text: African American Artists of Dance, Music, & the Written Word

Portrait & Text:  African American Artists of Dance, Music, & the Written Word is currently on view in the Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library (MARBL) on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.  Curated by Kelly Erby and … Continue reading

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