Black History: Some Documentation

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Chambers, Eddie
Doroba, Mark (photographer)

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Located next to the periodicals section, the Fine Arts Library is proud to host Black History: Some Documentation. The exhibit was assembled by UT's Art & Art History Department Professor Eddie Chambers to commemorate Black History Month, which takes place every February. We have the historian Carter G. Woodson to thank for Black History Month. In 1926, Woodson worked with the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History to announce the second week of February as being, in the terminology of its time, ‘Negro History Week.’ Assembled here is a range of material, from first or early editions of important works of American/Black Diaspora literature, through to MAIN LIBRARY Perry-Castañeda Library 101 East 21st St. Austin, TX. 78713 Phone: (512) 495-4250 Other Libraries, Centers and Museums VIEW ALL BRANCH HOURS Help Comments Web Privacy Web Accessibility Policy PDF Reader Material Usage Statement Connect with UT Libraries © The University of Texas at Austin 2018 UTDIRECT material referencing today’s Black Lives Matter campaign. Included in the display are first editions of Marcus Garvey’s ‘Philosophy and Opinions’, published in two volumes in 1923 and 1925. It was Garvey, through his organization, the Universal Negro Improvement Association, who pioneered the rallying cry, “Africa for the Africans, those at home and those abroad!” Also included here are copies of the original journals in which appeared the seminal texts by George Schuyler and Langston Hughes respectively – “The Negro Art Hokum” and “The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain” Also on display is a tract penned and selfpublished in 1931 by wealthy white socialite Nancy Cunard, in defense of her relationship with Henry Crowder, an African-American jazz musician who was working in Paris – a relationship that incurred the displeasure of Cunard’s mother. The display will be on view throughout the Spring Semester 2017. Photos and design by Mark Doroba



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