A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Abstract: 

This activity is designed to accompany Black Americans in Congress, 1870–2007. Students have the opportunity to analyze historical photographs associated with Black Americans who served in Congress and with the history of civil rights in the United States. Students are encouraged to think more about the role historical photographs can play in the study of past events and people.

Organization Affiliation: 
Black Americans in Congress, Office of the Clerk, U.S. Capitol