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AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE
Resisting the Whitening of Bill Traylor: Why We Should Remember the Slave and Sharecropper As Much As the Artist
G. Roger Denson
Cultural critic, essayist and novelist published with Parkett,...
Putting Traylor at the forefront of the mid-20th century African-American context for art today seems an act of reclamation that, in addition to restoring the African-American artistic heritage, also dispels the unfortunate aura of Outsiderism,
Think You Can't Research Your African American Family History? Think Again
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
If you descend from a black ancestor who was freed before the Civil War, she or he would have been listed in the census by name, and in other documents, just like any other free person; but slaves were not, making it extraordinarily difficult to trace them in the era of slavery.
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