The African slave who sailed to the New World did not sail alone. People brought their culture, no matter how adverse the circumstances. And therefore part of America is African.
Henry Louis Gates Jr., 1950–
Scholar and Critic
African American Visual Art from the Colonial Period to the Present is intended to introduce the student researcher to sources of information about visual arts created by African Americans over the past three centuries. These arts include folk art created in America but derived from African skills, themes, and materials as well as westernized forms of painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and architecture. They reflect the history and culture of African Americans as well as themes of family, religion, and the Civil Rights movement.
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