What are the examples of images or creative texts that pertain to African-Americans that were created prior to the 1960's?I am doing a research paper for our class, "Black Images in Popular...

What are the examples of images or creative texts that pertain to African-Americans that were created prior to the 1960's?

I am doing a research paper for our class, "Black Images in Popular Culture"; our assignment is to select an image or creative text that was created prior to the 1960's. Can anyone give me any examples of such images and creative texts?

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Hi Astral360:

Hereare some images that might help: 

1915 “The Jelly Roll.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jelly_Roll_Blues_1915.jpg

Louis Armstrong from the 20’s http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/tbacig/studproj/is3099/jazzcult/20sjazz/

Jazzing Orchestra from the 20’s

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jazzing_orchestra_1921.png

Bolden Band from the - 1905

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bolden_band.gif

Aunt Jemima

http://theblackwhole.wordpress.com/2008/07/14/7-current-nonsenz-az-in-current-non-events-n-old-school-wizdom/ol-aunt-jemima/

Willie Mays - 1954

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Willie_Mays_1954.png

Cassius Clay AKA Muhammad Ali - 1960

http://beatsboxingmayhem.com/2010/09/05/muhammad-ali-celebrates-50th-anniversary-of-olympic-gold-medal-win/

Washington Crossing the Delaware

The painting is familiar to us in a general way, but when we look again its details take us by surprise. Washington’s small boat is crowded with thirteen men. Their dress tells us that they are soldiers from many parts of America, and each of them has a story that is revealed by a few strokes of the artist’s brush. One man wears the short tarpaulin jacket of a New England seaman; we look again and discover that he is of African descent. Another is a recent Scottish immigrant, still wearing his Balmoral bonnet. A third is an androgynous figure in a loose red shirt, maybe a woman in man’s clothing, pulling at an oar.

http://blog.oup.com/2006/02/washingtons_cro/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Washington_Crossing_the_Delaware_by_Emanuel_Leutze,_MMA-NYC,_1851.jpg

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