November 22, 2017

Featured Source: Afro-American Monument

Goes Litho., Co., copyright B.F. Hammond. “Afro-American Monument.” c1897. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division. Summary: Composite of thirteen scenes pertaining to Afro-American history (including the shooting of Crispus Attucks at the Boston Massacre).

There are two Revolutionary War heroes depicted on this print who experienced very different outcomes. Who were the two men and what happened to each in the war?

Review the 13 scenes related to Afro-American history on this lithograph. Which scene speaks most powerfully to you? Explain the reasoning for your choice.

What scene would you add to this poster? Provide a brief sketch and a caption for the scene. Then explain why you feel this scene is important to African American history.

What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know!

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