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Collecting Black Memorabilia

By February 10, 2013

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What exactly is Black Memorabilia? The best description is found in Black Collectibles, Sold in America by P.J. Gibbs. She explains "in order for an item to be considered a Black collectible, it must be made in the imagery of a Black person or it must be directly attributed to a Black artisan."

That description can cover a lot of stuff! From the early and, many times, offensive pieces depicting the times of slavery to recent collectibles such as Thomas Blackshear's Ebony Visions, it all fits into that catchall category of Black Memorabilia and collectibles.

(c)Bill Correll


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