Klicktipp: Library of Congress Digitizes Very Rare 19th-Century Photos of Black Women Activists (Weblog)

locportraits08-1080x666Hyperallergic (Weblog) (Link): „The Library of Congress recently digitized very rare 19th-century photographs of eight African American women active in suffrage, civil rights, temperance, education, reform, and journalism.

While Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman may be among the most recognized 19th-century black women activists, a recent photography digitization project at the Library of Congress (LOC) spotlights some lesser-known figures.

Images of women like Josephine A. Silone Yates, who studied chemistry and was one of the first black teachers at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, and educator Fannie Barrier Williams, who advocated for black involvement in the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, are among the rare photographs in the collection of William Henry Richards. …“ Read more … (Weblog)