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The National Memorial for Peace and Justice
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice

The first monument to commemorate the over 4,000 African Americans who were lynched in the early 20th century.

Horace Pippin, <em>Mr. Prejudice</em>
Horace Pippin, Mr. Prejudice

The ongoing struggle against discrimination in the U.S. undermined the sense of victory for African Americans in both world wars.

The Utrecht Psalter and its influence
The Utrecht Psalter and its influence

Expressive, emotional, and energetic, the Utrecht Psalter is not what you expect in a book written 1200 years ago.

Codex Amiatinus, the oldest complete Latin Bible
Codex Amiatinus, the oldest complete Latin Bible

Additional resources:This manuscript in the Biblioteca Medicea LaurenzianaThis manuscript in the British Library’s Anglo-Saxons Kingdoms exhibitionThe Codex Amiatinus and the St Cuthbert Gospel, British Library essay

Heroes of modern surgery: Eakins’ Dr. Gross and Dr. Agnew
Heroes of modern surgery: Eakins’ Dr. Gross and Dr. Agnew

Heroes of modern surgery: Eakins' Dr. Gross and Dr. Agnew

Ben Shahn, Miners’ Wives
Ben Shahn, Miners’ Wives

An explosion in a mine kills 111, Shahn captures the devastation of those left behind.

John Singleton Copley, <em>Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mifflin (Sarah Morris)</em>
John Singleton Copley, Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mifflin (Sarah Morris)

On the eve of the American Revolution, a glimpse of politics in portraiture

Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF)
Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF)

Royal Chicano Air Force, blending humor, politics, and public art since the early 1970s

Diego Rivera’s <em>Sugar Cane</em>
Diego Rivera’s Sugar Cane

A brutal history told for a modern American city, Mexican muralism in New York

An African muslim among the founding fathers, Charles Willson Peale’s <em>Yarrow Mamout</em>
An African muslim among the founding fathers, Charles Willson Peale’s Yarrow Mamout

How a portrait of an African muslim came to hang side-by-side with the founding fathers in one of America's earliest museums.

Making an icon: JFK and the power of media
Making an icon: JFK and the power of media

Go backstage at the 1960 Democratic National Convention with photographer Gary Winogrand.

Cheap thrills: Coney Island during the Great Depression
Cheap thrills: Coney Island during the Great Depression

According to the artist (Reginald Marsh), at Coney Island, “The best show is the people themselves.”