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    Special: Celebrating Black Americana (2015)

    Antiques Roadshow is honoring Black History Month with the special episode Celebrating Black Americana.

    Hour 1 | Original Air Date: February 9, 2015 (#1934)

    SLIDESHOW: Archive of C.E. Minor, African American Sailor

    Minor was a decorated African American seaman a mere 20 years after the abolition of slavery

    ARTICLE: Dancing for Eels Explained

    The story behind this intriguing 19th-century folk art oil painting of African Americans dancing for eels


    ARTICLE: Dexter Gordon: Bebop to Copenhagen

    In the 1960s, bebop innovator Dexter Gordon gravitated to Copenhagen — a city full of jazz clubs, thick with talent, and a public hungry to hear this new form of American classical music

    VIDEO: Field Trip

    Mark L. Walberg and Leila Dunbar discuss a Brooklyn Dodgers baseball signed by Jackie Robinson and Ty Cobb



    1864 Emancipation Proclamation Print
    Donald Cresswell

    $650
    Celebrating Black Americana


    1821 U.S. Citizenship Certificate
    Philip Merrill

    $3,500-$5,000
    Celebrating Black Americana


    Art Smith Silver Necklace, ca. 1960
    Gloria Lieberman

    $5,000-$10,000
    Celebrating Black Americana


    James Wormley Family Archive
    Christopher Coover

    $5,000
    Celebrating Black Americana


    1929 Augusta Savage "Gamin" Sculpture
    Eric Silver

    $15,000-$20,000
    Celebrating Black Americana


    1951 Willie Mays Minneapolis Millers Jersey
    Simeon Lipman

    $60,000-$80,000
    Celebrating Black Americana


    1879 Edward Mitchell Bannister Oil Painting
    Alasdair Nichol

    $6,000-$10,000
    Celebrating Black Americana


    1870 Fifteenth Amendment Print
    Craig Flinner

    $2,500
    Celebrating Black Americana


    Windsor Chair & Passport, ca. 1815
    Stephen Massey

    $2,000-$3,000
    Celebrating Black Americana


    Louis Armstrong Archive, ca. 1950
    Kathleen Guzman

    $20,000
    Celebrating Black Americana


    Charles Edward Minor Archive
    Gary Piattoni

    $2,500-$3,500
    Celebrating Black Americana


    Martin Luther King, Jr. Archive
    Thomas Lecky

    $3,000-$4,000
    Celebrating Black Americana


    "Dancing for Eels" Oil Painting, ca. 1885
    Nancy Druckman

    $6,000-$9,000
    Celebrating Black Americana


    Cesar Chelor Plane, ca. 1755
    Lee Richmond

    $6,000-$8,000
    Celebrating Black Americana


    1865 Abraham Lincoln Mourning Parade Banner
    C. Wesley Cowan

    $15,000-$25,000
    Celebrating Black Americana


    Babyland Rag Topsy-Turvy Doll, ca. 1905
    Floyd Jones

    $850-$1,000
    Celebrating Black Americana


    Dexter Gordon Photo Group, ca. 1950
    Laura Woolley

    $15,000
    Celebrating Black Americana


    1956 N. Brown-Owned Gibson L-5C Guitar
    Richard Johnston

    $16,000-$18,000
    Celebrating Black Americana


    Signed Muhammad Ali Training Shoes, ca. 1975
    Grant Zahajko

    $15,000-$20,000
    Celebrating Black Americana


    Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Book, ca. 1920
    Ken Sanders

    $10,000
    Celebrating Black Americana