This issue completes a series of three devoted to the black artistic production of that century. Valuable insight is offered on the contribution of archeology and the study of African American arts. One quilting historian gives a cogent analysis of the scholarship to-date on African American quilting, one of the few areas of the Southern black artistry that has received considerable attention in the last two decades. Thes few examples, by no means the only ones, are mentioned to illustrate the invaluable contributions that scholars are daily adding to our understanding of African American art in the Americas.
19TH CENTURY AFRICAN AMERICAN FINE AND CRAFT ARTS OF THE SOUTH: Introduction by Juanita Marie Holland, A Mixed Palette: Free Artists of Color of Antebellum New Orleans by Patricia Brady, Antebellum Louisiana Artisans: Black Furniture Makers by Sharon Patton, An Archaeological Perspective on African American Artistic Production by Theresa A. Singleton, African American Quilts: Paradigms of Black Diversity by Cuesta Benberry, John Henry & Sons Builders of More Stately Mansions: African American Contributions to 19th Century American Architecture: an interview with Richard K. Dozier, & Book Review by David Driskell.
Art and craft work by: Frances B. Johnston, Jules Lion, Florville Foy, Julien Hudson, Pessou and Simon, Dutreuil Barjon Jr., Thomas Day, David Jarbour, Elizabeth Keckly, Harriet Powers, Fany Bush, Aaron Douglas, Thomas Coram, Charles Keck, Eugene Warburg, Daniel Warburg, Celestin Glapion, Robert S. Duncanson, & James Pressley Ball