Freedom Bound :■The Black & African Art Museum of TWOAA®: The Writings of African-Americans®

International PNP® Celebrates Black History Month: From the Back to the Face Welps of Racism!

 

The Smithsoinan Spotlight also features Freedom Bound, Ends March 2, 2014, a similar photo.

In March 1863 a slave named Gordon enlisted in the Union Army in Baton Rouge, where the photographic team of McPherson & Oliver made a portrait of his whip-scarted back (click to view). Gordon’s story is one of 20 told in “Bound for Freedom’s Light: African-Americans and the Civil War,” an exhibit of vintage photographs and prints at the National Portrait Gallery.

                                                                                   Paul Bisceglio                                                                                                     

                                                                                  The Smithsonian Magazine (Vol. 44 no.3 June 2013)

‘Bound for Freedom’s light: African Americans and the Civil War (click for actual photo)

 The Black & African Art Museum of TWOAA® Museum Curator Tres Mali Scott
The Black & African Art Museum of TWOAA® Museum Curator Tres Mali Scott