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A Huguenot on St Bartholomew's Day, John Everett Millais

A Huguenot on St Bartholomew's Day John Everett Millais, 1852

A Platform for Democratic Peace, Antonia Eiriz

A Platform for Democratic Peace Antonia Eiriz, 1968

Abolitionist Button, Early Photography

Abolitionist Button 1850

Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator, Pardons the Sentry, Horace Pippin

Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator, Pardons the Sentry Horace Pippin, 1942

American Landscape (First State), Fritz Scholder

American Landscape (First State) Fritz Scholder, 1976

It is right and necessary that all men should have work to do which shall he worth doing

Art and Socialism William Morris, 1884

At the time of the Louisville Flood, Louisville, Kentucky, Margaret Bourke-White

At the time of the Louisville Flood, Louisville, Kentucky Margaret Bourke-White, 1937

Atrocities in the Sakania Prison, Tshibumba Kanda-Matulu

Atrocities in the Sakania Prison Tshibumba Kanda-Matulu, 1973 – 1974

Bonaparte Crossing the Grand Saint-Bernard Pass, Jacques-Louis David

Bonaparte Crossing the Grand Saint-Bernard Pass Jacques-Louis David, 1802

Calaveras from the heap, José Guadalupe Posada

Calaveras from the heap José Guadalupe Posada, 1910

Captivity and Resistance, Romare Bearden

Captivity and Resistance Romare Bearden, 1976

Christmas Day in the London Bridge YMCA Canteen, Clare Atwood

Christmas Day in the London Bridge YMCA Canteen Clare Atwood, 1920

Clay Nails - A Treaty of Fraternity, Mesopotamia

Clay Nails - A Treaty of Fraternity 2400BCE

Condemnation without Trial, Chéri Samba

Condemnation without Trial Chéri Samba, 1989 – 1990

Cone of Entemena, Mesopotamia

Cone of Entemena 2400BCE

We ask of our rulers no special favors, no special privileges, no special legislation. We ask justice.

Declaration of Rights of the Women of the United States 1876

Demonstration on October 17, 1905, Ilya Repin

Demonstration on October 17, 1905 Ilya Repin, 1907 – 1911

Destiny, Henry Tayali

Destiny Henry Tayali, 1962 – 1966

Devonshire House 1918: VAD workers filing papers in the ballroom, Clare Atwood

Devonshire House 1918: VAD workers filing papers in the ballroom Clare Atwood, 1919

Five Great American Negroes, Charles White

Five Great American Negroes Charles White, 1939

Forever Free, Mary Edmonia Lewis

Forever Free Mary Edmonia Lewis, 1867

General Moses (Harriet Tubman), Charles White

General Moses (Harriet Tubman) Charles White, 1965

General Pétillon pelted with tomatoes, Tshibumba Kanda-Matulu

General Pétillon pelted with tomatoes Tshibumba Kanda-Matulu, 1973 – 1974

Government, Alfred Kubin

Government Alfred Kubin, 1901

Harriet, Elizabeth Catlett

Harriet Elizabeth Catlett, 1975

Headlines, Charles White

Headlines Charles White, 1944

In Memoriam Karl Liebknecht, Käthe Kollwitz

In Memoriam Karl Liebknecht Käthe Kollwitz, 1920

In Sojourner Truth I fought for the rights of women as well as Negroes, Elizabeth Catlett

In Sojourner Truth I fought for the rights of women as well as Negroes Elizabeth Catlett, 1947

Into Bondage, Aaron Douglas

Into Bondage Aaron Douglas, 1936

Laocoön, William Blake

Laocoön William Blake, 1825 – 1827

Liberty Leading the People, Eugène Delacroix

Liberty Leading the People Eugène Delacroix, 1830

Lumumba Speaks in Kinshasa, Tshibumba Kanda-Matulu

Lumumba Speaks in Kinshasa Tshibumba Kanda-Matulu, 1973 – 1974

Masks of 1831, Honoré Daumier

Masks of 1831 Honoré Daumier, 1832

Massacre of the Innocents, Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Massacre of the Innocents Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1565 – 1567

Migration Series No.10: They were very poor, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.10: They were very poor Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.11: Food had doubled in price because of the war, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.11: Food had doubled in price because of the war Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.12: The railroad stations were at times so crowded with people leaving that special guards had to be called to keep order, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.12: The railroad stations were at times so crowded with people leaving that special guards had to be called to keep order Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.13: The crops were left to dry and rot. There was no one to tend them, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.13: The crops were left to dry and rot. There was no one to tend them Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.14: For African Americans there was no justice in the southern courts, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.14: For African Americans there was no justice in the southern courts Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.15: There were lynchings, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.15: There were lynchings Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.16: After a lynching the migration quickened, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.16: After a lynching the migration quickened Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.17:  Tenant farmers received harsh treatment at the hands of the planter, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.17: Tenant farmers received harsh treatment at the hands of the planter Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.18: The migration gained in momentum, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.18: The migration gained in momentum Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.19: There had always been discrimination, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.19: There had always been discrimination Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.1: During World War I there was a great migration north by southern African Americans, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.1: During World War I there was a great migration north by southern African Americans Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.20: In many of the communities the Black press was read with great interest. It encouraged the movement, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.20: In many of the communities the Black press was read with great interest. It encouraged the movement Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.21: Families arrived at the station very early. They did not wish to miss their trains north, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.21: Families arrived at the station very early. They did not wish to miss their trains north Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.22: Migrants left. They did not feel safe. It was not wise to be found on the streets late at night. They were arrested on the slightest provocation, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.22: Migrants left. They did not feel safe. It was not wise to be found on the streets late at night. They were arrested on the slightest provocation Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.23: The migration spread, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.23: The migration spread Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.24: Their children were forced to work in the fields. They could not go to school, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.24: Their children were forced to work in the fields. They could not go to school Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

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Military Art

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