Exploring the Africana Historic Postcard Collection (Free Webinar)
The African Section of the Library of Congress’ African and Middle Eastern Division has amassed a unique collection of more than 2000 historical photographic postcards documenting an important visual record of Africa and its people during the historically intensive years of European colonialism from 1895 to 1960. The Africana Historic Postcard Collection, newly digitized for the Library of Congress website, brings significant value to understanding sub-Saharan Africa’s colonial and cultural history: in addition to documenting the ways African life has been represented, postcards images chronicle the transformation of cultural, political and social landscapes across the African continent in this time period. Please join Angel Batiste of the Library’s African Section for an exploration of items from this unique collection, offered in conjunction with African American History Month.
Date: Thursday, February 23
Time: 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm EST
Registration: Please use the registration form.
Web discussions are held in real time via webinar software, which allows participants from around the country and the world to join us. Confirmation and log on instructions will be sent via email. Please read the Library of Congress Comment and Posting Policy.
Technical Requirements: Participants must have access to an Internet-connected computer with
speakers or a headset. There is also a telephone option for audio.
Lavonda Broadnax, Digital Reference, Library of Congress, Washington, DC