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New Negro Arts Movement: Aaron Douglas and Archibald MotleyAspects of Negro Life: From Slavery to Reconstruction
The “New Negro Arts Movement” began in 1917…View Post

New Negro Arts Movement: Aaron Douglas and Archibald Motley

Aspects of Negro Life: From Slavery to Reconstruction

The “New Negro Arts Movement” began in 1917…

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— 11 months ago with 42 notes
#Aaron Douglas  #Alain Locke  #Archibald Motley  #black arts  #Harlam Renaissance  #New Negro Arts Movement 

Pictures and Progress: A.P. Bedou and Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells, Wells with T. Moss’s family after his murder, Victim of lynching from OK.

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This make you uncomfortable? Why? Black history IS U.S. history. And the struggle hasn’t been pretty. This picture is only 75 years old. How many of your grandparents are 75? Don’t fear the past and don’t ignore it. Learn. Grow. Love. Together.




I am reading Frederick Douglass for the first time in my life…. The history of slavery in America should be a mandatory part of all Americans’ education and not the white-washed version.  America’s national myth is that she is the ‘Land of the Free.’  This image represents the price paid for those freedoms- without the brutality of slavery, the founders of this country would not have been as insistent on guaranteeing their personal rights to freedom.


This make you uncomfortable? Why? Black history IS U.S. history. And the struggle hasn’t been pretty. This picture is only 75 years old. How many of your grandparents are 75? Don’t fear the past and don’t ignore it. Learn. Grow. Love. Together.

I am reading Frederick Douglass for the first time in my life…. The history of slavery in America should be a mandatory part of all Americans’ education and not the white-washed version.  America’s national myth is that she is the ‘Land of the Free.’  This image represents the price paid for those freedoms- without the brutality of slavery, the founders of this country would not have been as insistent on guaranteeing their personal rights to freedom.

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Dawoud Bey, a boy in front of the lowes 125th street movie theater (1976).

Dawoud Bey, a boy in front of the lowes 125th street movie theater (1976).

— 1 year ago with 6 notes
#Dawoud Bey  #photography  #african-american 
 Kente cloth is an Ashanti-Akan royal art with over 300 documented patterns and designs, each having its own symbolism and meaning. Ghana was the first African nation freed from colonialist rule in the 1950’s.  When this happened, Ghana adopted Kente cloth as its national symbol, which quickly became an international symbol for African pride and freedom.  Ghana allowed generic designs to be reproduced and sold globally, making Kente cloth the first, and possibly only, African royal art made for and worn by all people. 

 Kente cloth is an Ashanti-Akan royal art with over 300 documented patterns and designs, each having its own symbolism and meaning. Ghana was the first African nation freed from colonialist rule in the 1950’s.  When this happened, Ghana adopted Kente cloth as its national symbol, which quickly became an international symbol for African pride and freedom.  Ghana allowed generic designs to be reproduced and sold globally, making Kente cloth the first, and possibly only, African royal art made for and worn by all people. 

— 1 year ago with 10 notes
#kente cloth  #ghana  #ashanti  #black power 
Kente cloth worn by Mickey and Minnie, early Disney characters that originated from minstrel shows. .

Kente cloth worn by Mickey and Minnie, early Disney characters that originated from minstrel shows. .

— 1 year ago with 22 notes
#kente  #minnie and mickey  #disney  #minstrel 
Portrait head of an Oni, Ife, after 12th century.  When these portrait heads were first discovered, they were likened to High Renaissance Art by Europeans.  It was difficult for most Westerners to believe Africans possessed the skill and refinement to make such great works of art. 
This particular head belongs to the British Museum, however, the largest collection of Ife art is held at the National Museum in Nigeria. 

Portrait head of an Oni, Ife, after 12th century.  When these portrait heads were first discovered, they were likened to High Renaissance Art by Europeans.  It was difficult for most Westerners to believe Africans possessed the skill and refinement to make such great works of art. 

This particular head belongs to the British Museum, however, the largest collection of Ife art is held at the National Museum in Nigeria. 

— 1 year ago with 10 notes
#Ife  #Nigeria  #Oni 
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Afro Mexicans in costume for la Danza de Los Diablos (Devil’s Dance). Danza de Los Diablos is a dance from the Costa Chica region of Oaxaca and Guerrero which details the hardships of slavery and serf-like conditions that both the people of African and indigenous origin had to suffer at the hands of the Spaniards. This dance is only performed during dia de los muertos.

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Afro Mexicans in costume for la Danza de Los Diablos (Devil’s Dance). Danza de Los Diablos is a dance from the Costa Chica region of Oaxaca and Guerrero which details the hardships of slavery and serf-like conditions that both the people of African and indigenous origin had to suffer at the hands of the Spaniards. This dance is only performed during dia de los muertos.

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So sick. Wish I could get this for my friend, Q.

So sick. Wish I could get this for my friend, Q.

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Menelik II, ruler of Ethiopia in 1896, was an African leader who was able to successfully defend his country against a western-colonial invasion. 

Menelik II, ruler of Ethiopia in 1896, was an African leader who was able to successfully defend his country against a western-colonial invasion. 

— 1 year ago with 11 notes
#menelik II  #ethiopia  #africa  #colonization 

West African Dogon Mask Documentary

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#dogon  #Africa  #mask  #african art  #documentary  #bbc