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W. E. B. Du Bois' Talented Tenth in Pictures by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
An unusual exhibit of photographs of middle-class African Americans at the Paris Expo of 1900 was a declaration of war against racial stereotypes -- and a forerunner of class conflict among blacks.
It's Time for President Obama to Become a Leader by Lawrence D. Bobo
The president's professorial approach to issues has left Americans wondering what he stands for. He needs to find his Berlin Wall and take a stand on something.
"The Talented Tenth in Pictures" Image gallery curated and annotated by Renée Mussai
To counter the negative images of African Americans in the late 19th century, W.E.B. Du Bois displayed portraits of middle-class blacks at the Paris Exposition of 1900. The Root has published some images from this act of defiance.
"The Image of the Black in Western Art" Image gallery curated by the Image of the Black in Western Art Photo Archive and Research Project, annotated by Sheldon Cheek
The numerous contacts that Greeks, Romans and other Europeans had with people of African origin have been portrayed in art for thousands of years. The objective of 'The Image of the Black in Western Art,' says Henry Louis Gates Jr., chairman of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University and editor-in-chief of The Root, is to capture and catalog that interaction for all of us to enjoy. Four of 10 projected volumes (co-edited with David Bindman) are now available at Amazon.com and other booksellers.