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 A Durable Memento

"Augustus Washington in Context."
A day-long event held in conjunction with the exhibition A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist. Topics and speakers for this program include:

"Public Morality, Self-Reliance, and Nineteenth-Century Black Nationalism."
Wilson J. Moses, professor of history and fellow of the Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies, The Pennsylvania State University

"The Vexed Question of African Colonization"
Marie Tyler-McGraw, historian, National Park Service

"State and Society in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Liberia"
D. Elwood Dunn, professor and chair of Third World studies, The University of the South

"'A scholar, a teacher, and a useful man': The Life and Career of Augustus Washington"
Ann M. Shumard, assistant curator of photographs, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Svend E. Holsoe, associate professor emeritus, Department of Anthropology, The University of Delaware

Saturday, November 20, 1999
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Lecture Hall.
Reservations: (202) 357-2920 ext. 4.

Supported by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation and The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.

Teacher's Guide
A Teacher's Guide for the exhibition is available as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. To access this document you must download Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free of charge at

Teacher's Guide

Traveling Schedule
After closing at the National Portrait Gallery on January 2, 2000, the exhibition will travel to the following locations:

The Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, Connecticut
January 24, 2000 through May 2, 2000

International Center of Photography, New York City
June 24, 2000 through September 24, 2000

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