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The Making of African American Identity: Volume II, 1865-1917
Topic: FreedomTopic: IdentityTopic: InstitutionsTopic: PoliticsTopic: Forward
Topic: Identity
Toolbox Overview: The Making of African American Identity: Volume II, 1865-1917
Resource Menu: Identity
Text 1. Charles W. Chesnutt
Text 2. W.E.B. Du Bois
Text 3. Self Image
Text 4. Public Image
•  Reading Guide
» Link


Text 5. Racial Identity
Text 6. History
Text 7. Culture
Text 8. Africa
RESOURCE MENU Reading Guide » Link

Link Page
4.  Public Image
- The "Negro banjo player": images from the 19th century
- W. E. B. Du Bois, African American photographs assembled for the 1900 Paris Exposition
    Young woman   
Links
"Negro banjo player" images: PDF file*
nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/maai2/identity/text4/banjo.pdf

African American photographs to view:
   About:
   www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/anedub/dubois.html

   Images:
   www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2005682657/
     Click the titles for photo information.
     Click the thumbnails for enlarged images to print,
     if you choose.


Online
Sources


"Negro banjo player" images: National Humanities Center

African American photographs: Library of Congress


Printing

If you choose to print these texts:
-   Print directly from the sites.
-   Length: 3 pages (not including Paris Exposition
    photos that you may choose to print).

Supplemental
sites


African Instruments in the New World, photographs, from Dr. David Rotenstein, Carnegie Mellon University

The African Akonting and the Origin of the Banjo, with audio clips, from Ulf Jägfors in The Old Time Herald

Stereotypical images of the African American, from the History Project, University of California, Davis

Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, from Ferris State University, Michigan

Overview of George and Huestis Cook, photographers, from Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries

Biography of Henry Ossawa Tanner, from PBS

Tanner paintings online, from Artcyclopedia

Paris 1900: The Exhibit of American Negroes, from Dr. E. Provenzo, Jr., University of Miami

W. E. B. Du Bois's African American portraits, from NPR

African American History and Literature, 1865-1917: Online Resources



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