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America’s First Internationally Acclaimed Black Artist Is Subject of Major Exhibit in Philadelphia

by Jim Weaver

 Henry Ossawa Tanner was to American art what Jackie Robinson was to American baseball.  Born in 1859, just two years before the Civil War began, Tanner faced immense racial discrimination that forced him eventually to move to Europe where only his artistic talent mattered.  And, by any measure, he was a great talent. …

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Harriet Tubman: The Most Famous “Conductor” on the Underground Railroad

By Jim Weaver Much has been written about Harriet Tubman, the black slave who escaped to
freedom from her Cambridge, Maryland, plantation only to return again more than a dozen times to help other slaves escape on the Underground Railroad. In August 2011, Maryland officials announced sufficient funding had been secured to establish a state park …

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