Africans in America
Appearing like an ordinary hardcover novel, this book details the history of Africans in America, dedicating a page for each year since 1619. Only four pages contain any actual information on the history of Africans in America. Blount uses the absence of information to make readers reflect on what is not said about African-American history.
Black Letter Press
Race and identity
6.25" x 9.25"
Mixed media: paper and print
Blount, Ben, "Africans in America" (2009). Rollins College Book Arts Collection. 21.
This work was featured in the Cornell Fine Arts Museum as a part of the exhibition “Common Ground: Selected Works from The Rollins Book Arts Collection” from September 18, 2021 – December 31, 2021.