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24 Portraits of Prominent African Americans, c. 1968
- 24 Portraits of Prominent African Americans
- c. 196819681968
- 0.04 linear feet, (1 folder)
- Collection Number
- 24 portraits of prominent African Americans, possibly from the One Hundred Pictures of Distinguished Negroes set sold by Associated Publishers. Associated Publishers, Inc. of Washington D.C. were a Black publishing concern founded by the "Father of Black History," Carter G. Woodson.
University of Puget Sound, Archives & Special Collections
Collins Memorial Library
1500 N. Warner St.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
This collection contains 24 portraits of prominent African Americans, possibly from the One Hundred Pictures of Distinguished Negroes set sold by Associated Publishers. It is also possible that some of these portraits were leftover plates published in Carter G. Woodson's The Negro in our History.
The collection is comprised of twenty-four halftones from photographs, each approximately 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. Printed on glossy paper, printed recto side only.
The collection contains images of Richard Allen; reformer James McCune Smith; inventor Elijah J. McCoy; Underground Railroad agent William Still; Congressmen John M. Langston of Virginia and Robert C. DeLarge of South Carolina and Josiah T. Walls of Florida and Robert Nix of Philadelphia; editor Henry Highland Garnett; author William Wells Brown; Frederick Douglass; Sojourner Truth; Harriett Tubman; theologian Lemuel Haynes; historian Charles H. Wesley; bank president Maggie L. Walker; author Kelly Miller; editor Charles S. Johnson; United Nations activist Ralph Bunche; novelist Richard Wright; General B.O. Davis; scientist George Washington Carver; Tuskegee principal R.R. Moton; and Martin Luther King Jr., here described as a
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Associated Publishers, Inc. of Washington D.C. were a Black publishing concern founded by the "Father of Black History," Carter G. Woodson. Beginning by at least the 1930s, the Associated Publishers continuously published portraits of prominent African Americans, mostly from photographs, in both small to large formats.
Carter Godwin Woodson (1875 –1950) was an American historian, author, and founder of Black History Month. In 1915 he founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, now called the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). Shortly after in 1916 he launched the Journal of Negro History, which is now called Journal of African American History.
"Carter G. Woodson." Accessed 10/12/, 2022. https://naacp.org/find-resources/history-explained/civil-rights-leaders/carter-g-woodson.
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[Name of document, date.] 24 Portraits of Prominent African Americans, Mss.087. University of Puget Sound Archives & Special Collections. Tacoma, Washington.