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Photographs of prominent African Americans

 Collection
Call Number: JWJ MSS 76
Overview: Photographs drawn from various collections in the James Weldon Johnson Collection. The collection includes predominantly images of prominent African American writers, cultural leaders, and entertainers, as well as photographs by important African American photographers. A small number of images document people and places outside the United States. The collection forms a visual record of artists, writers, actors, musicians, and politicians active chiefly in the United States from the 1920s...
Dates: 1875-1978

Rewriting history

 Collection
Call Number: JWJ MSS 244
Overview: Twelve ink jet prints of color photographs created by Fabiola Jean-Louis in 2020 for her project, Rewriting History, and printed in 2021. The images consist of discrete portraits of women and a girl with African heritage wearing paper gowns fashioned as silk and taffeta and often holding similarly constructed objects, imcluding a violin, as well as surrounded by symbols of late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century luxury. Jean-Louis embellished the clothing and objects...
Dates: 2020-2021, 2021