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Afro-American Historical Family Record

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The Afro-American Historical Family Record is both a personal genealogical chart and a proud pictorial history of African American advancement. Beneath symbols of national government, vignettes of an antebellum slave auction, cotton picking, and poor schools and housing on the left are contrasted with postwar scenes of free communities, industrial jobs, and prosperous schools and homes on the right. The two scenes at the bottom depict black regiments serving in Cuba during the Spanish American War. But portraiture of specific individuals plays an important role as well. Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, educator Lucy C. Laney, and lawyer Judson Lyons are grouped with PresidentsWashington and Lincoln. Beneath the space designed for recording personal family records are ten more prominent educators, writers, editors, entertainers, and political and religious leaders, illustrating an impressive degree of accomplishment for the first post-slavery generation.
Type:
Image
Format:
Chromolithograph On Paper
Created Date:
1899
Rights:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
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Record Contributed By

National Portrait Gallery

Record Harvested From

Smithsonian Institution

Keywords

  1. Abolitionist
  2. Abolitionists
  3. Activist
  4. Activists
  5. Administrator
  6. Administrators
  7. African Americans
  8. Agriculturist
  9. Agriculturists
  10. Americans
  11. Army
  12. Art
  13. Artist
  14. Artists
  15. Bishop
  16. Booker T. Washington
  17. Brown, Hallie Quinn
  18. Business And Industry
  19. Businessperson
  20. Civil Rights
  21. Civil Rights Activist
  22. Clergy
  23. College Teachers
  24. Communications
  25. Congressmen
  26. Cook, Mary V
  27. Dean
  28. Diplomat
  29. Diplomats
  30. Douglass, Frederick
  31. Editor
  32. Editors
  33. Education
  34. Educator
  35. Educators
  36. Enslaved Person
  37. Entertainer
  38. Entertainers
  39. Farmer
  40. Farmers
  41. Female
  42. Fitzbutler, Henry
  43. Fortune, Timothy Thomas
  44. Frederick Douglass
  45. Government
  46. Hallie Quinn Brown
  47. Health And Medicine
  48. Henry Fitzbutler
  49. Henry Mc Neal Turner
  50. Historical Publishing Company
  51. Holsey, Lucius Henry
  52. Ida Bell Wells Barnett
  53. Indians Of North America
  54. Institute
  55. John Mercer Langston
  56. John Roy Lynch
  57. Jones, Sissieretta
  58. Journalism
  59. Journalist
  60. Judson Whitlocke Lyons
  61. Justice Of The Peace
  62. Laney, Lucy Craft
  63. Langston, John Mercer
  64. Law
  65. Law And Law Enforcement
  66. Lawyer
  67. Lawyers
  68. Lecturer
  69. Legislators
  70. Literature
  71. Lucius Henry Holsey
  72. Lucy Craft Laney
  73. Lynch, John Roy
  74. Lyons, Judson Whitlocke
  75. Male
  76. Mary V. Cook
  77. Men
  78. Military
  79. Minister
  80. Mississippi
  81. Musician
  82. Musicians
  83. Native Americans
  84. Natural Resources
  85. Newspaper
  86. Officer
  87. Performer
  88. Performing Arts
  89. Photographer
  90. Physician
  91. Physicians
  92. Politics
  93. Politics And Government
  94. Portrait
  95. Portraits
  96. Professor
  97. Publisher
  98. Real Estate Agent
  99. Reformer
  100. Reformers
  101. Religion And Spirituality
  102. Reporter
  103. Singer
  104. Sissieretta Jones
  105. Slaver
  106. Social Reformer
  107. Society And Social Change
  108. State Legislator
  109. Teacher
  110. Timothy Thomas Fortune
  111. Turner, Henry Mc Neal
  112. Universities
  113. University
  114. Us Congressman
  115. Vickroy, James M
  116. Visual Arts
  117. Washington, Booker T
  118. Wells Barnett, Ida Bell
  119. Women
  120. Writer
  121. Writers

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