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A HISTORICAL LOOK AT THE AFRICAN DIASPORA THROUGH THE EYES OF ITS VISUAL ARTISTS

Attention is being given to Black visual artists more than ever before in the midst of the current social justice movement.


But as many of us already know, Black artists have been using their work to portray experiences of the African diaspora, to critique colonialism, and to celebrate Black culture long before the movement started. Beginning in the late 19th century and moving into modern day, Artland takes readers on a brief journey through "some of the most powerful and multifaceted African American artists, powerfully depicting issues of racial oppression and identity." [ARTLAND]

Henry Ossawa Tanner, The Banjo Lesson, 1893, oil on canvas, 49 × 35.5 inches / 124.5 × 90.2 cm (Hampton University Museum, Hampton, VA)

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