Unsung Heroes: African American Soldiers in the Civil War (Soft Cover)

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Unsung Heroes: African American Soldiers in the Civil War (Soft Cover)

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There is a notable absence of an equally comprehensive visual record to commemorate and honor the contribution of more than 180,000 African American soldiers and 20,000 sailors, who trained, fought, and ultimately shaped the outcome of a Union victory in the American Civil War.  This disparity is the driving force for Williams’ work, as he sets out to create a comprehensive pictorial record of prominent sites where black troops contributed to the final Union victory with distinction and valor.

Though Williams’ approach has been one of reverence and commemoration, of listening, finding, looking, and bringing powerful images to light, they too, obtain a political element when placed before the viewer.  To raise these questions to the mirror of American cultural remembering is to reflect upon the discriminatory practice by which we did remember and forget.

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About the Author

William E. Williams is the Audrey A. and John L. Dusseau Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Fine Arts and Curator of Photography at Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania. His photographs have been widely exhibited including group and solo exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art, George Eastman House, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The National Gallery, Smith College and Center for Documentary Studies- Duke University.  His work is represented in many public collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Museum of Fine Arts Houston, National Gallery Washington, DC. Williams has received individual artist fellowships from the Pew Fellowships in the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Paperback: 48 pages

Publisher: Light Work; Exhibition Catalog edition (January 16, 2007

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0935445501

ISBN-13: 978-0935445503

Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.5 x 9.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces