Slavery in America: Image Gallery

Posted by jcmaziquemd on May 6, 2011


This digital archive created in part with funding from New York Life is dedicated to documenting the American slave trade and its history. The site is part of the larger Slavery in America website, which includes teaching resources such as lesson plans and quizzes. Here visitors will find ten different photo collections, including "The Underground Railroad", "Sugar and Cotton: The Paintings of Steele Burden", and "Political Cartoon of Slavery: The Defense of Slavery". Most of these collections have complementary lessons, and they can be used in the classroom setting or to supplement other classroom materials. One highlight here is the collection featuring works by Johnnie Mae Maberry-Gilbert. She is a professor at Tougaloo College and has been creating images based on slave narratives for well over a decade. Visitors can read an interview with her, and also look over a lesson developed in conjunction with the conversation. [KMG]


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