African American

New Deal Lunch Break: 1936

New Deal Lunch Break: 1936

Lunchtime for black construction workers at Greenbelt, Maryland, a planned community built by the federal government in the Great Depression / New Deal era. Photo taken in 1936 by photographer Carl Mydans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. FSA/OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Roller Rink Organist: 1941

Roller Rink Organist: 1941

Organist keeping skaters moving at an African American rollerskating rink, Chicago, Illinois. Photo taken in 1941 by photographer Russell Lee. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: safety film negative.

Black Union Soldier: 1860s

Black Union Soldier: 1860s

African American soldier in Union uniform with a rifle and revolver in front of painted backdrop with American flag. Photo taken at Benton Barracks, St Louis, Missouri between 1863 and 1865 by photographer Enoch Long. LOC original medium: hand-colored quarter plate tintype.

Selling the News: 1943

Selling the News: 1943

African American newsboy, Harlem, New York City, 1943. Photo taken by photographer Gordon Parks. FSA/OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Weaving Rugs at Hampton Institute: 1900

Weaving Rugs at Hampton Institute: 1900

African American women students weaving a rug in home economics class at Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia. Photo taken ca. 1900 by photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston. LOC original medium: photographic print.

Boxer Tut Jackson: 1922

Boxer Tut Jackson: 1922

Boxer Tut Jackson,in boxing trunks, showing his reach. He fought mostly out of Washington Court House, Ohio. Jackson was scheduled to fight the great heavyweight Jack Johnson in 1924, but the fight was cancelled by the Governor of Indiana. Photo taken in 1922. LOC original medium: photographic print.

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