This is a teaching image collection designed to provide resources for faculty and students studying historical representations of various cultural and ethnic groups. The collection provides examples of stereotyping based on race, religion, gender, and other characteristics that have shaped and continue to shape American society, and some images may be offensive to some viewers. This collection is in the process of being created and eventually a large number of groups will be represented.
This project results from several faculty members in Art and African American Studies requests for materials featuring African American stereotypes from the Blockson Collection as teaching resources in multiple classes. More generally, we are regularly asked to provide materials featuring stereotypical representations of various groups (e.g., women). As such, we decided to start digitizing these materials and make them accessible online through this collection for teaching purposes.
Below is a list of courses that have utilized and will utilize this teaching collection:
African American Studies: