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February 2008, issue 29

Operating a hand drill at Vultee-Nashville, woman is working on a "Vengeance" dive bomber, Tennessee (LOC). Photo by Alfred T. Palmer, 1943.

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see also: The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter

 

Negro Boy near Cincinnati, OH (LOC).*  Photo by John Vachon, 1942 or 1943.

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see also: One Shot - the Life and Work of Teenie Harris

 

Jack Johnson (LOC). Bain News Service, Publisher, circa 1913.

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see also:  Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

 

Color guard of Negro engineers, Ft. Belvoir(?), [Va.] (LOC).*  Circa 1943.

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see also: A Soldier's Story

 

 

 

*(These photos carry their original titles, hence the use of the outdated word 'Negro.'  We apologize if any find the word distasteful, but we hope the eloquence and power of the images themselves outweigh any negative associations with the term.)

 

Black History Month:  Library of Congress Photographs on Flickr >>>

We are taking a different approach to this month's issue because we want to call to your attention a project from the Library of Congress in cooperation with the photo-sharing site Flickr which is making available as never before a tremendous archive of "no known copyright restriction" photos in the LOC collections. It's called Flickr: The Commons, and the images at right are just a few beautiful and affecting examples.  Follow the link for a full explanation of this remarkable project, and then browse the collection for some intimate, powerful, and surprising glimpses at the twentieth century.

*(These photos carry their original titles, hence the use of the outdated word 'Negro.'  We apologize if any find the word distasteful, but we hope the eloquence and power of the images themselves outweigh any negative associations with the term.)


For past Black History Month issues, which look at relevant aspects of the Media Center's collections, follow these links:

2007

2006

Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement, November 2005


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This issue of  BCLMC is brought to you all the way from the back row by shutterhappy Media Assistant Patrick Jewell.  Tell your friends. 

 


The Media Center is located on the fifth floor of the Library Learning Center.  Come up and see us some time.


Questions?  Comments?  Contact us. 
Media Center Staff:
 

Andrea Slonosky,  Media Librarian  (718) 488-1311  Andrea.Slonosky@liu.edu
 

Patrick Jewell,  Media Assistant  (718) 488-3392  Patrick.Jewell@liu.edu
 

Lisa Rivera,  Media Assistant  (718) 780-4378  Lisa.Cotton@liu.edu

 

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