African American Legacies
Celebrate Black History
Join Curator of Agriculture and the Environment, Debra Reid, PhD., as she discusses Isaac Scott Hathaway, a sculptor, educator, and innovator known for memorializing African Americans in the early 20th century.
Hathaway introduced the subject of ceramics into the curriculum at Black colleges in 1915. He also owned and operated a business that made and marketed plaster casts. Over the years, Hathaway featured African-American men and women in affordable plaques and miniature- and heroic-size busts for display in homes, classrooms, and churches. These casts, along with two commemorative half-dollar coins he designed, became tools to communicate about African American accomplishments and to inspire others to succeed.
Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation
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