">Name: Library of Congress Cancels Slavery Exhibit
Artist: The exhibit was put together by MA state representative Byron Rushing, George Washington University professor John M. Vlach, and Library of Congress librarian James H. Billington|
Confronting Bodies: Library of Congress employees, Rushing, Vlach, Library administration
Date of Action: December 1995
Specific Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Description of Artwork: A collection of rare photographs depicting slavery and plantation life in the American South before the Civil War entitled "Back of the Big House: The Cultural Landscape of the Plantation." The photographs displayed home life and work in slavery - showing images of the craft skills of slaves and their personal lives. Explanations for the photographs were drawn from interviews of former slaves and the reconstruction of former slave cabins.
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