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Author LinkProvenzo, Eugene F.
Title LinkW.E.B. Du Bois’ exhibit of American Negroes : African Americans at the beginning of the twentieth century / Eugene F. Provenzo Jr.
Distribution Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2013]
Description xv, 218 pages :  illustrations, maps ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-215) and index.
Contents Contents: Introduction: the Exhibit of American Negroes -- Awards received by the Exhibit of American Negroes at the 1900 Paris Universelle Exposition -- Events for the year 1900 -- African-American census indicators for 1900 -- Businesses, organizations, and occupations -- Black churches and religion -- Black homes and families -- Black colleges and universities -- The Georgia Negro Exhibit (part I, charts and graphs) -- The Georgia Negro Exhibit (Part II, photographic album) -- Books and pamphlets by Negro authors -- Compilation of laws affecting Blacks in Georgia -- Afterword.
Summary "The problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line." This quote is among the most prophetic in American history. It was written by W. E. B. Du Bois for the Exhibition of American Negroes displayed at the 1900 Paris Exposition. They are words whose force echoed throughout the Twentieth Century. W.E.B. Du Bois put together a groundbreaking exhibit about African Americans for the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris. For the first time, this book takes readers through the exhibit. With more than two hundred black-and-white images throughout, it explores the diverse lives of African Americans at the turn of the century, from challenges to accomplishments. Du Bois confronted stereotypes in many ways in the exhibit and he provided irrefutable evidence of how African Americans had been systematically discriminated against. Though it was only on display for a few brief months, the award-winning Exhibit of American Negroes represents the great lost archive of African American culture from the beginning of the twentieth century.
Per.Sub. LinkDu Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963. Du Bois albums of photographs of African Americans in Georgia exhibited at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900.
Conf.Sub. LinkExposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France)
Subject LinkAfrican Americans -- Georgia -- Social conditions -- Exhibitions.
LinkAfrican Americans -- Georgia -- Social life and customs -- Exhibitions.
LinkAfrican Americans -- Georgia -- Social conditions -- Pictorial works.
LinkAfrican Americans -- Georgia -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works.

System Number 000680445
ISBN Link9781442223936 (cloth : alk. paper)
Link1442223936 (cloth : alk. paper)
Link9781442226289 (electronic)

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