Three Exhibits Explore African-American History at Hamilton College’s Emerson Gallery

Three exhibits opening on Monday, Jan. 14, at Hamilton’s Emerson Gallery explore key moments in African-American history through photography and political satire. Two photography exhibits are comprised of images of Underground Railroad sites and Civil War venues at which black soldiers fought. They were photographed by Hamilton alumnus and Haverford College professor William Earle Williams ’73. The third exhibit explores the reality of life for many African-Americans in post-Civil War America as seen through images of political cartoonist Thomas Nast (1840-1902). The wood engravings are part of religious studies professor Jay Williams’ collection. The three shows are open through April 13 and are free and open to the public.

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PHOTO: Jamestown battle site by William Earle Williams

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