Freedom Unites the Family Circle: Detail from The Fifteenth Amendment, Celebrated May 19th, 1870
African Americans, family
In this detail of his lithograph celebrating the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment, James Carter Beard illustrated the ability of African Americans families to live together without facing the threat of separation as had been the case under slavery.
James Carter Beard
Library of Virginia, Prints and Photographs Division
Library of Virginia
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