Images of Progress: African-American Women

The “Exhibit of American Negroes” included thousands of photographs, as well as hundreds of books, pamphlets and assorted documents chronicling the experience of African Americans up to the year 1900. This is a sample of the photographs assembled for the exhibit, with a focus on the women. Unfortunately, these photos did not include the names of the subjects, and we are left with generic descriptions of these beautiful and no doubt interesting women from the turn of the century.

1900 Negro exhibit
Seated on steps of building at Atlanta University
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