Join us on January 5, 2023, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT) when our curators discuss documents from the exhibition "Fighting to Learn: Black Enfranchisement and Education in the Gilder Lehrman Collection" with Dr. Jesse Erickson, Astor Curator of Printed Books and Bindings at the Morgan Library & Museum.
- 1863 broadside recruiting African Americans for military service
- Emancipation Proclamation print signed by Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1863-1864
- 1870 engraving of five African American members of Congress
- "The Work of the Afro-American Woman," by Gertrude Bustill Mossell, 1894
- A 1907 envelope from the Board of Education to Josephine B. Bruce
- NAACP Report, "Civil Rights Crisis of 1957"
- 1957 photograph of the Little Rock Nine students
- "Fight for Freedom: The Story of the NAACP" by Langston Hughes, 1962
These materials explore the Black community’s persistent struggles for emancipation, enfranchisement, and the right to quality education, highlighting how these efforts have intersected during the past century and a half. From the Civil War to the Little Rock Nine, the key moments and figures represented here describe, in part, a multigenerational political project of resistance and respectability.
This event is for teachers, students and their families — and everyone with an interest in history!
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