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Jamestown Island

Williams, William Earle 1950-
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1 photographic print: b&w; 8 x 10 in
United States
William Earle Williams (b.1950) is an American photographer with a particular interest in Civil War battlegrounds. He has photographed many sites, often forgotten or overlooked, where African American troops fought and lived. His work has been included in many exhibitions across the United States. Williams is currently Professor of Fine Arts and Curator of Photography at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, where he has been since 1978. Williams' photographs were included in the publication and traveling exhibition, "Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers, 1840 to the Present," by Deborah Willis.
A tree in the middle of a field on Jamestown Island, Virginia. Site is where African people first landed in Jamestown, and later became a Civil War fort built by enslaved Africans.
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of William Earle Williams in honor of Deborah Willis
Civil War
African American photographers
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ACMA 2004.7016.01
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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