This week’s blog post about Black History Month highlights collections of images in the ARTstor Digital Library. Some of the excellent resources on the African American experience are documented by photographs, paintings, illustrations, cultural objects, sculpture, and prints from museums, archives, and private collections.
To commemorate the 1963 March on Washington, I have compiled a collection of 34 photographs from ARTstor. The powerful images show the faces of demonstrators who gathered at the Lincoln Memorial, and demanded civil rights and economic equality for African Americans. You can also get a sense of the size of the crowds which numbered some 250,000, one of the largest demonstrations in Washington, DC.
In addition, Wallace Weston has created a folder of 52 images by prominent African American artists. Among the works, you’ll find a painting by Jacob Lawrence, mixed media by Betye Saar, and a photograph by Gordon Parks.
–Lori Ricigliano, African American Studies Liaison Librarian