Exploring Portraits of African Americans with the Harmon Foundation Collection

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Speaking and Listening
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Exploring Portraits of African Americans with the Harmon Foundation Collection

Instructional Resource

The Harmon Foundation Collection, one of the treasures of the National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection, comprises a group of more than forty portraits of prominent African Americans. The portraits were part of an unprecedented attempt in the 1940s and 1950s to counter racist stereotypes and racial prejudice through portraiture.

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