Picturing Black History

Photographs and stories that changed the world

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Carter Godwin Woodson
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Damarius Johnson with Getty Image in background
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Sarajanee Davis and Getty image in background
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Kwabena Slaugher and image of Booker Washington in background
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Booker T. Washington
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Kevin Boyle with busing image in background
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Imam of American Islam
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Dustin Meier and image of white and Black people walking in a beach parking lot
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International Networks of the American Civil Rights Struggle 

The Gilligan Case: Police Brutality and Civil Rights in Harlem 1964

Carter Godwin Woodson

Damarius Johnson, a Picturing Black History Interview

Poise and Perseverance

Sarajaneé Davis, a Picturing Black History Interview

Kwabena Slaughter, a Picturing Black History Interview

Booker T. Washington Reframed

Marching Mothers

Workers of the World

Jessica Viñas-Nelson, a Picturing Black History Interview

Sierra Phillips, a Picturing Black History Interview

Dr. Sheneese Thompson, a Picturing Black History Interview

A Mother’s Power

A Lyrical Revolution

Picturing Black History

Twenty-Two Divided by Seven, at the Tuskegee Institute

Blair Banks, a Picturing Black History Interview

America’s Two Favorite Mammies

Fauziyatu Moro, a Picturing Black History Interview

Alex Lichtenstein, a Picturing Black History Interview

A Sharecropper’s Family, An Interview with Alex Lichtenstein

Lia T. Bascomb, a Picturing Black History Interview

Black Laborers on the Panama Canal, an Interview with Lia T. Bascomb

Dexter Blackman, a Picturing Black History Interview

The Black Fists Protest, an Interview with Dexter Blackman

Kevin Boyle, a Picturing Black History Interview

Busing and School Segregation, an Interview with Kevin Boyle

Mark Cox, a Picturing Black History Interview

The Imam of American Islam, an Interview with Mark Cox

Sai Isoke, a Picturing Black History Interview

Love is the Message, an Interview with Sai Isoke

Chet’la Sebree, a Picturing Black History Interview

The Revolution of Being, an Interview with Chet’la Sebree

Paul McAllister, a Picturing Black History Interview

Charles Young: The Life of a Soldier, an Interview with Paul McAllister

Dustin Meier, a Picturing Black History Interview

Wade in the Water, an Interview with Dustin Meier