The Art of Black History

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  • Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller
  • James Lesesne Wells
  • Charles Wilbert White
  • Marilyn Nance
  • Mary Edmonia Lewis
  • Hale Aspacio Woodruff, Amistad
  • Dindga McCannon
  • Malcolm X, Gordon Parks
  • Norman Rockwell
  • Marvin Gaye, Ernie Barnes
  • Barkley Leonnard Hendricks

"Mother" (1945)

The star in the corner of Charles Wilbert White's lithograph is said to represent the military. It has been viewed as a mother of waiting for the return of her son, a soldier, during WWII. (Photo: Courtesy National Gallery of Art, nga.gov)