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Author Wilson, Mabel O., author Author.

Title Negro Building : Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums / Mabel O. Wilson.

Publication Info. Berkeley : University of California Press, [2012]

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 442 pages) : illustrations
text file
Note "Reprint 2019"--Walter de Gruyter digital title page.
"George Gund Foundation Imprint in African American Studies."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-389) and index.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Prologue -- 1. Progress of a Race: The Black Side's Contribution to Atlanta's World's Fair -- 2. Exhibiting the American Negro -- 3. Remembering Emancipation Up North -- 4. Look Back, March Forward -- 5. To Make a Black Museum -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary Focusing on black Americans' participation in world's fairs, Emancipation expositions, and early black grassroots museums, Negro Building traces the evolution of black public history from the Civil War through the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Mabel O. Wilson gives voice to the figures that conceived the curatorial content--Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, Ida B. Wells, A. Philip Randolph, Horace Cayton and Margaret Burroughs. As the 2015 opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., approaches, the book reveals why the black cities of Chicago and Detroit became the sites of major black historical museums rather than the nation's capital--until now.
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Subject African Americans -- Exhibitions -- History.
African Americans -- Museums -- History.
Exhibitions -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
Museums -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
Memory -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
Public history -- United States -- History.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History.
Anti-racism -- United States -- History.
United States -- Race relations -- History.
ART -- American -- General.
African Americans -- Civil rights
Memory -- Social aspects
Museums -- Social aspects
Public history
Race relations
Slaves -- Emancipation
United States
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Wilson, Mabel (Mabel O.). Negro building. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2012 9780520268425 (DLC) 2011046242 (OCoLC)756166997
ISBN 9780520952492 (electronic bk.)
0520952499 (electronic bk.)
9780520268425 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520268423 (cloth ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 10.1525/9780520952492