September 6–October 11, 2013, Haverford College
January 22–May 25, 2014, Lehigh University

Interior, Fort Morgan, Battle Site, Mobil Bay, Alabama, 2003

Interior, Fort Morgan, Battle Site, Mobile Bay, Alabama, 2003

A Stirring Song Sung Heroic features the work of photographer William Earle Williams, Audrey A. and John L. Dusseau Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Fine Arts, and Curator of Photography at Haverford College. The history of American slavery is presented across three series of 80 black and white silver gelatin prints.  These images document mostly anonymous, unheralded, and uncelebrated places in the New World—from the Caribbean to North America—where Americans black and white determined the meaning of freedom. Archives of prints, newspapers, and other ephemera related to the struggle accompany the work.

Presented by the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities, Haverford College and Lehigh University Art Galleries.