October 11, 2012-March 16, 2013
To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Schomburg presents 80 pre– and post– Civil War era photographs of enslaved and free black women, men, and children. The images record the presence of black soldiers and black workers in the American South and help the 21st century viewer reimagine a landscape of black people's desire to be active in their own emancipation.
Also on view will be contemporary photographs like the triptych landscape above from my friend Matthew Baum.
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