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|Material Type:||Thesis/dissertation, Manuscript|
|Document Type:||Book, Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Christina M Bennett
|Credits:||Advisor: Gretchen Sorin.|
|Description:||IV, 102 leaves : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm|
|Other Titles:||Imagery of segregation|
|Responsibility:||Christina M. Bennett.|
This work will show that, in fact, these images do little in the way of humanizing or sympathizing with the plight of African-Americans; instead, they provide examples of encouraging African-American success through roles similar to those performed in slavery. Even the images of educational institutions, presumably relating to upward mobility, are actually intended not to promote equality, but reinforce nostalgic views of African-Americans by advocating employment in fields of manual labor, entertainment, and service.
Using the Library of Congress archives as a primay source for Detroit Publishing Company images, analysis based on their subject matter and their titles in the context of the work of other scholars discussing Jim Crow imagery of African-Americans in postcards, i.e., "black cards," and in contrasting African-American produced literature of the "New Negro."