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The Way we Were

A curated selection of African American images that look back at the way we lived, worked, struggled and played. It features historical prints, Black memorabilia posters and Black history photographs. Many depict the more painful parts of our history like slavery and negative stereotypes, but most celebrate the humanity, courage, heroism, struggles and values of the generations that came before us.
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4th and 5th Grade Demonstrate Moving Picture which they Made, Flint River School, GA, 1939 A Cabin Scene by William Aiken Walker A Dog Swap by Richard Brooke A Pastoral Visit by Richard Brooke
A Cabin Scene
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A Dog Swap
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A Pastoral Visit
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A Pastoral Visit by Richard Brooke A Penny Short by Harry Roseland A Penny Short by Harry Roseland A Serious Case by Harry Roseland
A Pastoral Visit (Black & White)
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A Penny Short
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A Penny Short
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A Serious Case
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“Is you gwine hush when you spoke to, or is I bound to whup you befo' de school?”, 1897 African American Boy, Florence, SC, 1938 African American Boys Eating Watermelon and Playing Checkers, Florence, SC, 1938 African American Family at Gees Bend, 1937
African American Boy, Florence, SC, 1938
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African American Family at Gees Bend, 1937
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African American Family, Southern Pines, NC 1914 Aunt Letty, New Bern, NC, 1920 Barefoot Girl, Jeanerette, LA, 1938 Black Cowboy and Horse
African American Family, Southern Pines, NC 1914
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Aunt Letty, New Bern, NC, 1920
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Barefoot Girl, Jeanerette, LA, 1938
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Black Cowboy and Horse
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Boy and Car, NYC Boy in Straw Hat Boy Picking Cotton, Arkansas, 1938 Boy Selling Pecans Near Alma, GA, 1937
Boy and Car, NYC, 1949
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Boy in Straw Hat
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Boy Picking Cotton, Arkansas, 1938
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Boy Selling Pecans Near Alma, GA, 1937
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Bus Depot, 1941 Buying Gas Near Atlanta, GA, 1939 Children Going to Easter Sunday Matinee, Chicago, 1941
Bus Depot, 1941
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Buying Gas Near Atlanta, GA, 1939
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Chicago Boys 1941 (Sepia Tone)
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Children Going to Easter Sunday Matinee, Chicago, 1941
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Children Going to Easter Sunday Matinee, Chicago, 1941 Children Going to Easter Sunday Matinee, Chicago, 1941 Children Playing Golf with Clubs Made of Sticks, 1905 Children Playing Ring Around the Rosie, Chicago, 1941
Children Going to Easter Sunday Matinee, Chicago, 1941
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Children Going to Easter Sunday Matinee, Chicago, 1941
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Children Playing Golf with Clubs Made of Sticks, 1905
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Children Playing Ring Around the Rosie, Chicago, 1941
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Children Playing, circa 1915 Christmas Morning, 1879 This print depicts slaves working in the in the cottonfield
Children Playing, circa 1915
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Christmas Morning, 1879
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Color of Money: Enslaved
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Color of Money: Slaves Hoeing Cotton
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Coming Down the Road by Margaret Dodson Conversation on Porch of Grocery Store, Jeanerette, LA, 1938 This print depicts a female cotton picker picking cotton in the cottonfields Cotton Picker Family by William Aiken Walker
Coming Down the Road
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Conversation on Porch of Grocery Store, Jeanerette, LA, 1938
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Cotton Picker
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Cotton Picker Family
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This print depicts a female cotton picker picking cotton in the cottonfields Cotton Pickers Resting, 1900 This print depicts slaves or sharecroppers picking cotton in the cottonfields
Cotton Picker II
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Cotton Pickers Resting, 1900
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Cotton Picking
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Cotton Picking
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