Dr. Aston Gonzalez discusses *Visualizing Equality*, Oct. 8 @ 4 pm ET

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The Journal of the Civil War Era is pleased to annonce its fall webinar series. We begin this week with

Dr. Aston Gonzalez, Visualizing Equality: African American Rights and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century

Thurs. Oct. 8, 4:00 PM ET

The fight for racial equality in the nineteenth century played out not only in marches and political conventions but also in the print and visual culture created and disseminated throughout the United States by African Americans. African American activists seized on advances in visual technologies–daguerreotypes, lithographs, cartes de visite, and steam printing presses–to produce images that advanced campaigns for black rights. Aston Gonzalez will talk with editors Greg Downs and Kate Masur about how African American visual artists helped build the world they envisioned and how they employed networks of transatlantic patronage and travels to Europe, the Caribbean, and Africa to address the pressing concerns of Black people in the Atlantic world.

Register for the webinar here: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QOVdHpF9ToeXH6zD_UM0gA

For the full fall llneup, go here: https://www.journalofthecivilwarera.org/2020/09/upcoming-jcwe-webinars/

For Dr. Gonzalez's book, go here: https://uncpress.org/book/9781469659961/visualizing-equality/

All talks will be recorded and posted on the journal's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ8_U4Zs4d5yp7J6sxyMaQQ