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The Roots of African-American Stereotypes

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In the late 19th century and early 20th century, African-Americans were emerging from slavery and finding their own places within the United States. However, negative stereotypes seemed even harder to shake than the shackles of slavery. These postcards show the different racist ways in which African-Americans were depicted in the past. It is my goal to show where the racist stereotypes of African-Americans came from and why they're still mentioned even to this day.

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