The 13 items on display, selected by Curator of Afro-Americana Phil Lapsansky, include books, pamphlets, broadsides, manuscripts and art works acquired from the earliest years of the Library Company up to recent gifts and purchase. Blacks represented in the exhibit include Phillis Wheatley, Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Banneker, David Walker, Jean Jacques Dessalines, Nat Turner, Robert Douglass, Jr., and Sarah Mapps Douglass. Our thanks to Swann Galleries for this opportunity to make our collection better known to their many discerning and knowledgeable patrons.
Top left: "Fuchsias," by the African American educator and antislavery activist Sarah Mapps-Douglass,personal album of Mary Anne Dickerson.
|Library Company Board President Bea Garvan and Caroline Birenbaum of Swann Galleries|
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