African Americans, Photography, and the Fight for Freedom

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This talk showcases a variety of 19th century photographic images and discusses the ways African Americans used photography as an important weapon in the fight against slavery. The talk highlights the work of African American photographers; the talk also explores photographs of Juneteenth and other emancipation celebrations. Central to this presentation is a discussion of the ways in which leading African American activists, such as Frederick Douglass, engaged the power of visual representation in their campaigns for freedom and civil rights.


African American Photography

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