Opening for A Stirring Song Sung Heroic: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, 1619 to 1865.
Gallery Talk: Friday, Sept. 6, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 6, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
A Stirring Song Sung Heroic features the work of photographer William Earle Williams, Audrey A. and John L. Dusseau Professor in the Humanities, professor of fine arts, and curator of photography at Haverford College. The history of American slavery is presented across three series of 80 black-and-white silver gelatin prints. These images document mostly anonymous, unheralded, and uncelebrated places in the New World—from the Caribbean to North America—where Americans, black and white, determined the meaning of freedom. Archives of prints, newspapers, and other ephemera related to the struggle accompany the work.