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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Books ➔ Book, Brown America: The Story of a New Race

Identifier:
2019.1.100
Description:
Embree, Edwin R. Brown America: The Story of a New Race. New York: Viking Press, 1931. 

Brown America: The Story of a New Race was written by Edwin R. Embree and was published by Viking Press in 1931. 
Date:
1931
Materials:
Paper
Dimensions:
8.25"" h 5.75"" w 1.5"" d
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
Changing America (May 25 – October 13 2019)

Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963, examines the relationship between two great people’s movements, which both grew out of decades of bold actions, resistance, organization, and vision. One hundred years separate them, yet they are linked in a larger story of liberty and the American experience – one that has had a profound impact on the generations that followed. 

The GRPM added artifacts and stories to the exhibition to give it an additional local perspective. In addition to artifacts from the GRPM Collections, many artifacts on display are on loan from the Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives. Local stories are told through the eyes of our community in the form of oral histories and a place for visitors to share their own stories.

Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963 was created by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The exhibition is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).


Maker/Donor
Edwin R. Embree
Edwin Rogers Embree, born in 1883, was a writer and was known for Brown America: The Story of a New Race, Indians of the Americas, and 13 Against the Odds". He passed away in 1950. 
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