When time and distance are suddenly jumped, when something as far off and long ago as Paris on the eve of World War I, when people then and there look a lot like people here and now. Yeah. Love it.
In her photo series, "Historical Corrections," Maxine Helfman tweaks the way we think of the Old Dutch Masters by placing black models in the dress of high society 17th century Flanders. The new narratives contrast with and highlight so much of the frame of reference for history and race in the West.
Michael Eric Dyson (born October 23, 1958) is an American academic, author, and radio host. He is a professor of sociology at Georgetown University. Described by Michael A. Fletcher as "a Princeton PhD and a child of the streets who takes pains never to separate the two". Dyson has authored and edited 18 books dealing with subjects such as Malcolm X;Martin Luther King, Jr.; Marvin Gaye; Nas's debut albumIllmatic; Bill Cosby; Tupac Shakur; and Hurricane Katrina.
Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was an African-American Muslim minister and a human rights activist.
There is so much of this I hadn't the slightest idea about. It is certainly one of the great strengths of an infographic: being able to take it all in, nearly all at once.