Now that I am on a LIC kick, better just keep on postin’. Monday evening I spent clicking page after page of stunning and remarkably fashioned African American women. In 1899 W.E.B Du Bois and Daniel A.P. Murray, an African American researcher and historian at the Library of Congress, spearheaded the planning, collection and installation of the exhibit materials, which included 500 photographs for The Paris Exposition of 1900. They wanted to show the world the gains African Americans had made since the Civil War, as well as their plight as second-class citizens. These women , all living in Georgia, were presented in an album Types of American Negroes, compiled and prepared by W.E.B. Du Bois, v. 1, no. 88. now dis bound. No names or any more description that ‘African American women, profile pose, etc’ were listed. Another vague LIC tag line, leaving us wanting more…


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