Flash Black Photo: African American Woman

0 Posted by - January 27, 2018 - AMAZING IMAGES, BLACK WOMEN, FEATURED, Photo Gallery

African American Woman

At Black Then, we frequently see interesting photos that give us a glimpse into the past. They tend to show us a piece of black history that is often not covered in textbooks, in history classes, or shown in the media.

In a photo that we found on Black History Album , we see this great image called “African-American Woman” . The picture shows W.E.B. Du Bois and the 1900 Paris Exhibition

W.E.B. Du Bois wanted the world to know the gains African Americans had made since the Civil War, as well as their plight as second-class citizens. In 1899, Daniel A.P. Murray, an African-American researcher and historian at the Library of Congress, worked with Du Bois and others to put together pictures and other items to show the state of African Americans as the 20th century began.

Their award-winning “Negro Exhibition” debuted in Paris, France, in 1900. It featured 500 photos of African American communities, successful black businesses and schools, as well as books and pamphlets by African American authors.

For more on African American experience and achievements in the U.S. and elsewhere visit Discover Black Heritage , a travel guide to black history and culture

Found On Flicker.com in Black History Album

1 Comment

  • Rob Lenertz October 16, 2017 - 1:50 am Reply

    His career ended BECAUSE he died. Check IMDb. Edwards was working steady until his untimely death at 51. Once again race has to be used to propagate a false narrative.

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