Details about Hidden Witness: African-American Images from the Dawn of Photography to the Civil War

As slaves, African Americans were virtually invisible to history. Even after the Civil War there were not many African American photographers and very few people had the time, money or freedom to sit for a portrait. Consequently only a few hundred such pictures have survived from that time to bear witness to African Americans and the lives they led.

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The Apparitionists Posted March 19, 2018

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