The Exhibit of American Negroes
WORLD'S FAIR, PARIS 1900

An Historical and Archival Reconstruction
by Eugene F. Provenzo Jr., Ph.D.
School of Education, University of Miami

The Exhibit
The Exhibit of American Negroes is a reconstruction of highlights from an exhibit of the same name that was shown at the Paris 1900 International Exposition, also known as the World's Fair. Put together by W. E. B. DuBois, Thomas Calloway, and several historic black colleges, the original exhibit included thousands of photographs, as well as hundreds of books, pamphlets, and assorted documents, chronicling the experience of African Americans from the Civil War to the year 1900.

The materials included in this reconstruction represent an overview of one of America's great collections of African-American historical artifacts. Drawn primarily from materials in the Library of Congress, it was assembled and edited by Professor Eugene F. Provenzo Jr.

 

Background
 

Copyright  2005 by Facts On File, Inc., and Eugene Provenzo.
African-American History & Culture. Copyright 2005 by Facts On File, Inc.