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"Jacob Lawrence and The Legend of John Brown” will be on display at the AUC Woodruff Library from October 1 - 31, 2011. It is comprised of 22 digital images of silkscreen artwork created from paintings and prints by the celebrated artist Jacob Lawrence
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No. 6

Artwork Courtesy of Francine Seders Gallery

Lawrence, J. No. 6 in The Legend of John Brown series. 1977. Washington State Arts Commission. Screen print, 25 7/8 x 20 inches.

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Welcome to the Robert W. Woodruff Library subject guide for the Jacob Lawrence and The Legend of John Brown travelling art display.  Please use the tabs above to find relevant library resources.  If you have any questions, use our Ask-a-Librarian service askref@auctr.edu or speak with a librarian by calling 404-978-2067.

Exhibit Announcement

The Archives Research Center announces the opening of “Captain John Brown: An Abolitionist and a Martyr,” an exhibit chronicling the adult life of John Brown through his correspondence and publications about him. The letters tell of Brown’s family life, business ventures, as well as his work as an abolitionist. Included is a letter regarding the needs of abolitionist soldiers fighting the guerilla war in Bleeding Kansas written in 1857. Another written in 1859 by John Brown relays his feelings regarding his execution after his failed raid in Harper’s Ferry, Virginia. Among the publications displayed in the exhibit will be a copy of John Brown’s funeral discourse, a narrative of events at Harper’s Ferry, W.E.B. Dubois’s biography of John Brown written for American Crisis Biographies, and an anthology about Brown containing essays written by contemporaries such as Fredrick Douglass and George Washington Williams.

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No. 15

Artwork Courtesy of Francine Seders Gallery

Lawrence, J. No. 15 in The Legend of John Brown series. 1977. Washington State Arts Commission. Screen print, 25 7/8 x 20 inches.