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Let your motto be resistance : African American portraits

Author: Deborah WillisLonnie G BunchMarc PachterElizabeth AlexanderNational Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)All authors
Publisher: [Washington D.C.] : National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institute : Distributed by HarperCollins, ©2007.
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"This collection of photographic portraits traces 150 years of U.S. history through the lives of well-known abolitionists, artists, scientists, writers, statesmen, entertainers, and sports figures. Drawing on the photography collection of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, Deborah Willis celebrates the ways in which these images furthered recognition and equality in America, and even today challenge us all  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Willis, Deborah, 1948-
Let your motto be resistance.
[Washington D.C.] : National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institute, Distributed by HarperCollins, ©2007
(OCoLC)608041755
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Willis; Lonnie G Bunch; Marc Pachter; Elizabeth Alexander; National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.); National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution); International Center of Photography.
ISBN: 9781588342423 1588342425 9781588342461 1588342468
OCLC Number: 86117420
Notes: "Inaugural exhibition of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery and the International Center of Photography."
Awards: Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award, 2008.
Description: 183 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm
Contents: Foreword. A collaboration / Lonnie G. Bunch III, Willis E. Hartshorn, Marc Pachter --
Introduction / Lonnie G. Bunch III --
The photographic portrait: constructing an ideal / Deborah Willis --
American idols / Sarah Elizabeth Lewis --
Postscript: M is for memory / Cheryl Finley --
Biographies / Ann M. Shumard, Frank H. Goodyear III, Frederick S. Voss --
Afterword / March Pachter --
Index of photographers --
Commentaries : Edmonia Lewis / Kirsten P. Buick ; Paul Robeson / P. Sterling Stuckey ; Coleman Hawkins / David C. Levy ; Muhammad Ali / William C. Rhoden --
Poems / Elizabeth Alexander : Carver's song ; Toomer ; The black woman speaks ; Abuela watches television ; Stokely and Adam ; Jazz funeral, New Orleans.
Other Titles: African American portraits
Resistance
Responsibility: Deborah Willis ; introduction, Lonnie G. Bunch III ; afterword, Marc Pachter ; essays, Cheryl Finley, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis ; poems, Elizabeth Alexander ; biographies, Frank H. Goodyear III, Ann M. Shumard, Frederick S. Voss ; commentaries, Kirsten P. Buick [and others].
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"This collection of photographic portraits traces 150 years of U.S. history through the lives of well-known abolitionists, artists, scientists, writers, statesmen, entertainers, and sports figures. Drawing on the photography collection of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, Deborah Willis celebrates the ways in which these images furthered recognition and equality in America, and even today challenge us all to uphold America's highest ideals and promises." --Book Jacket.

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