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Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer | Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery

Thu, February 7, 2013 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

An art photographer and one of the nation’s leading historians of African American photography, Deborah Willis is University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Barbara Krauthamer teaches history at the University of Massachusetts, and has authored a number of articles on the subjects of slavery in Indian Territory and the intersections between African American and Native American cultures. Willis and Krauthamer’s visual new book, Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery, examines photographs that articulate the public and private lives of free and enslaved African Americans during the Civil War era. 

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-567-4341