Flash Black Photo: African American Woman – 1900 Paris Exhibition

3 Posted by - June 20, 2023 - AMAZING IMAGES, Photo Gallery

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 Flickr.com in Black History Album


  • Jerry Coburn October 1, 2016 - 5:29 pm

    We as black American need to see more of positive reflection of how we as black Americans have overcome and achieve regardless of what others have try to Petray

  • Spring Meekins October 2, 2016 - 12:16 am

    This is a very interesting as well as educational website.Not only does it let you see how economical, and geographical it was for African Americans I learn something valuable and informational everytime I log into this website. Very impressive

  • Nicole Clark October 3, 2016 - 10:48 am

    She looks like Jose Lean LAHH the puetro rican