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1863-1963 "Year of Jubilee!" Art Calendar
Illustrated calendar for the calendar year 1963, commemorating the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, put out by the Negro Museum with the tagline "Make Negro History Live!", containing a list of African independence dates, important dates in African American history, African proverbs, a list of "Negroes in Congress 1870-1959", the text of the Emancipation Proclamation, and 12 woodcut portraits of important historical figures accompanied by short biographies, including Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, George Washington Carver, Harriet Tubman, and Alexander Dumas, artists include Bernard Goss, Margaret Burroughs, Joyce Gourfein, and others. Some soiling, small area of loss to front cover, some areas of loss and rust around staples, two pages loose. 8-1/2" x 11". Printed self-wrpps. Chicago (Ebony Museum of Negro History) 1962. Negro History Week was created in the United States in 1926 to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Black History Month was first proposed in 1969 at Kent State, but was not nationally adopted in 1976, as part of the United States Bicentennial. The woodcuts in this calendar hearken back to the 1930s WPA Chicago woodcut style. One of the contributing artists, Bernard Goss, worked with the Illinois WPA Art Project and contributed work to the American National Negro Exposition in Chicago. His wife at the time, Margaret Taylor, later married Charles Burroughs, and together they co-founded the Ebony Museum of Negro History (now known as the DuSable Museum of African American History). Margaret and Charles compiled the artwork in this calendar. Very scarce; as of February 2017, WorldCat locates only one holding in the United States.
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