African American Photographs Assembled for 1900 Paris Exposition
The Paris Exposition of 1900 included a display devoted to the history and "present conditions" of African Americans.
W.E.B. Du Bois and special agent Thomas J. Calloway spearheaded the planning,
collection and installation of the exhibit materials, which included 500 photographs.
... according to W. E. B. Du Bois, attempted to show
"(a) The history of the American Negro. (b) His present condition. (c) His education. (d) His literature."