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    African-American Actor Ira Aldridge

    Jim Barber talked about the history of an oil painting of African American actor Ira Aldridge in the National Portrait Gallery’s collection. Ira Aldridge was born free in New York in 1807 and became…

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    Pocahontas at the National Portrait Gallery

    Jim Barber, National Portrait gallery historian and curator, examined one of the museum’s oil paintings titled, “Pocahontas.” The image is of the Native American woman who married an Englishman named…

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