Legacy: Treasures of Black History


"Essays by two dozen prominent Black scholars and activists offer expert insights on subjects ranging from the African Diaspora, slavery and the Black press in antebellum America to the Great Migration, political philosophy of the Civil Rights movement and 21st-century art and politics... This lavish, richly illustrated volume is an indispensable reference work that will serve as an invaluable resource for serious students of Black history and casual readers alike."
National Geographic Magazine, "Exploring Artifacts of Howard University's Moorland-Spingarn Research Center,"


A show and tell from start to finish, Legacy is painful to experience at first but like the history of our people triumph
is ever present."
Sheila Flemming-Hunter, National President of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History

"Legacy: Treasures of Black History captures the Black American experience in a way that no other volume has done before. This smart, beautifully illustrated book should be in every library, school and home. Battle and Wells have brought 500 years of the Black experience to life in a way that we have never seen before. By drawing on Moorland-Spingarn's world class collection of historic documents, the authors of Legacy have presented a great book that will surely stand the test of time." Lawrence Otis Graham, author of The Senator and The Socialite and Our Kind of People.  


Legacy, Treasures of Black History is a beautifully illustrated and informative book that has been long in the making.   I am delighted that seasoned scholars and a generation of new scholars will benefit from this illustrative history of the evolution of Blacks in America.  It is an indispensable reference work that fills an enormous void in American history. 
Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Senior Managing Director, Lazard Frères & Co. LLC.

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