Negro Building: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums by Mabel O. WilsonNegro Building: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums by Mabel O. Wilson

Negro Building: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums

byMabel O. Wilson

Hardcover | May 28, 2012

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Focusing on black Americans’ participation in world’s fairs, Emancipation expositions, and early black grassroots museums, Negro Building traces the evolution of black public history from the Civil War through the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Mabel O. Wilson gives voice to the figures that conceived the curatorial content—Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, Ida B. Wells, A. Philip Randolph, Horace Cayton and Margaret Burroughs. As the 2015 opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., approaches, the book reveals why the black cities of Chicago and Detroit became the sites of major black historical museums rather than the nation’s capital—until now.
Mabel O. Wilson is Associate Professor of Architecture at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation where she directs the program for Advanced Architectural Research.
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Title:Negro Building: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and MuseumsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.8 inPublished:May 28, 2012Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0520268423

ISBN - 13:9780520268425

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction

Prologue
1. Progress of a Race:
The Black Side’s Contribution to Atlanta’s World’s Fair
2. Exhibiting the American Negro
3. Remembering Emancipation Up North
4. Look Back, March Forward
5. To Make a Black Museum
Epilogue

Notes
Bibliography
Index