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Articles with keyword "African Americans"

African-American jockey Jimmy Winkfield astride Alan-A-Dale.


The Racing Life

Kentucky jockey Jimmy Winkfield fled to Russia to escape Jim Crow.


Found in Translation

About soldiers-turned-defendants, a novelist-turned-interpreter, and French-turned-English.

pantomime in Tayor’s home studio


Taylor-Made History

Memphis preacher's message could be found in his photographs.

"Effects of Fugitive-Slave Law"


When the Slave-Catcher Came to Town

Oberlin, Ohio, was an abolitionist stronghold, but not impermeable.

Lifeguard offers a swimming lesson, 1951, photograph by Teenie Harris


Teenie Harris Image Collection

African-American news photographer “Teenie” Harris’s career at the Pittsburgh Courier spanned forty years, during which time he recorded daily life in Iron City’s many diverse neighborhoods.

Paul Austin

In Focus

Arkansas's Paul Austin

Putting humanities tools into local hands.

Image of poster from Lincoln Centennial


Lincoln’s Centennial

The year was marked by adulation.


Go West, Young Trickster

From Coyote Country: Fictions of the Canadian West, wherein Duke research professor in Canadian studies Arnold E.


Tenor of the Times

In an otherworldly black-and-white photo taken in midtown Manhattan by renowned jazz photographer William Gottlieb on a rainy night in July 1948, jam-packed neon signs shine brightly along both sides

The Economic Activities of the Narragansett Planters, 1939


Name-Dropping In Rhode Island

Familiarly known as the “Ocean State,” Rhode Island’s full official name includes “and Providence Plantations,” words the state legislature has resolved to drop.