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Contemporary, full color screen print from a series about Haitian revolutionary leader Toussaint Louverture showing mounted cavalrymen charging.

Afro-Atlantic Histories – Lessons & Activities from the National Gallery of Art

This resource presents a variety of artworks, from the 17th century to the present, that highlight the presence and experiences of Black communities across the Atlantic world (the relationships between people of the Americas, Africa, and Europe). Use these artworks to help students to consider the many and continuing legacies of the transatlantic slave trade, and engage your students in conversation about the many narratives of everyday life, enslavement, and resistance that have been told through art.

Image credit: Jacob Lawrence, Lou Stovall (printer), Toussaint at Ennery, 1989, color screenprint on wove paper, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Alexander M. and Judith W. Laughlin, 1993.30.2.

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