Many regard Winslow Homer as the greatest American painter of the nineteenth century. To mark Black History Month, our speaker will be American scholar Peter H. Wood. He is an emeritus professor of history at Duke University and the author of three books on Winslow Homer’s images of Black Americans.
Dr. Wood’s illustrated lecture is entitled “Winslow Homer’s Civil War: A New Look at a Great American Artist,” and will discuss Winslow Homer’s early career and his illustrations and paintings that feature African Americans during the era of the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Simultaneous interpretation will be available in the private Zoom session.
Peter H. Wood is an emeritus professor of American History at Duke University in North Carolina. He specializes in Colonial History, Southern History, and Native American History. His book Black Majority focuses on the English colony of South Carolina from 1670 through the Stono Slave Rebellion of 1739. As one of the most influential books on the history of the American South in the past half century, Black Majority helped to revise the way historians study African American history. Another book, Strange New Land: Africans in Colonial America, is also widely used. Dr. Wood has worked with the international project entitled The Image of the Black in Western Art, and his books on Winslow Homer have broadened Americans’ understanding of this impressive and admired artist. Professor Wood now lives in Colorado, where he is working with elementary and secondary school teachers to introduce more African American history into the local school district.
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