Eugene Winslow Papers

Institution: DuSable Museum of African American History
740 East 56th Place
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Phone: 773-947-0600
Fax: 773-947-0677
Date: 1933-1971
Extent: 2 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None
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Biographical/Historical Note:
Eugene Winslow was born on Nov. 17, 1919. He attended Froebel High School in Gary, Indiana and received a B.A. degree from Dillard University in New Orleans in 1943. Winslow graduated from the TAAF School in Tuskegee, Alabama during World War II attaining the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. He later served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant before leaving the Reserve in 1957. Winslow's lifelong interest in art drew him to the Institute of Design in Chicago where he studied from 1948 to 1951. Eugene Winslow enjoyed a successful professional career that included work as a graphic designer, cartoonist, publisher and executive. He served as Vice President of the African American Publishing Company and as Treasurer of the Air Purification Company of America. Eugene Winslow wrote Afro-Americans '76: Black Americans in the Founding of Our Nation and contributed to several works about African-American history including multiple editions of Great Negroes Past and Present.

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