Curated by Robbin Henderson, foreward by Janette Faulkner, introduction by Robbin Henderson, essays by Leon F. Litwack and Erskine Peters
An exhibition of racist stereotype and caricature from the collection of Janette Faulkner. Ethnic Notions must be seen for its painful lessons in the power of images. These insidious articles owe their power not only to an iconography of mockery and derision but also to the fact that so many of them were mass-produced. Particles of toxic propaganda, they pervaded America like fallout from the Civil War and the ineradicable sin of black enslavement that detonated it. *The 1982 exhibition was exhibited again in 2000. The catalog was re-printed at that time. Both catalogs are available, however the 1982 catalog is priced at $65 as it is a collector's item.
"These pages accurately depict the ways in which the black image was distorted and black people misrepresented in the broader American culture from 1847 to the present day in order to establish and reinforce the existing social discrepancies, justify discrimination, and perpetuate traditional majority/minority relationships in the country. Ethnic Notions is very highly recommended reading for Black Studies, social issues, and American cultural history reading lists and library reference collections." -Midwest Book Review, November, 2000
- 9.5 x 5.5 inches, 80 pages, black and white, softcover
- 56 black and white illustrations
- ISBN 0-942744-07-1