Guided Primary Source Analysis: 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 person or event from recent times would you add to this poster? Create a sketch and write a brief caption of the scene. Then explain why you feel this addition is important to Black history.

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