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In African-American History,Railroad by markp5 / February 20, 2010 / 0 Comments

shapeimage_1Ted called me a couple of years ago to ask permission for the inclusion of one of my railroad paintings in his new book. I must say I am honored to be included in such a nicely put together book. I just received a copy in the mail 2 days ago. A brief bio and picture of Ted is below.

sf_forum_kornweibelTheodore Kornweibel
Professor Kornweibel is a historian in the Africana Studies Department at San Diego State University, an expert on the FBI and black militants, and the author of 
Seeing Red (1998), an exposé of the federal government’s campaign to suppress black militancy during the post-World War I “Red Scare.” His forthcoming book, also the product of his search for relevant FBI files under the Freedom of Information Act, documents the federal government’s efforts to curtail black dissent during the First World War.

NPR Interview!

Host Bob Edwards talks with Mark Priest, artist and former railway worker about his paintings depicting men and women working on the railroad. (5:21) Mark Priest’s paintings are on display at the George Meany Center for Labor Studies in Silver Spring, Maryland until November sixth. You can also see samples of his work on the NPR Web site at