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U.S. History Topics » Ethnic Groups » African Americans

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highlights artifacts, scholars, collectors, and preservers of African American history. Features include the inventor of the multiple effect vacuum process for producing sugar, the first identified African American toolmaker, the autobiography of an African American cowboy, and Zora Neale Hurston's first novel. (Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution)

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Interesting Fact:

Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was a major figure of the Harlem Renaissance, the blossoming of African American art, literature, culture, and criticism of the 1920s and 1930s, centered primarily in New York City, but flourishing also in Washington, D.C., Chicago, and other urban centers.
Carte de visite (French for 'visiting card'). Visiting card photograph of Frederick Douglass, prominent writer and orator; ca. 4 x 2-1/2. Late 1800s

Carte de visite for Frederick Douglass


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