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Phyllis Wheatley: Engraving after Scipio Moorhead; frontispiece to her Poems on Various Subjects. Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-40054 ).
Alvin Johnson: Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-116973 ).
Anne Sexton: Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-109698).
Ralph Ellison: Courtesy of the National Archives (61-8989, 306-PS-A).
Shirley Povich: Holding the first edition of Who's Who of American Women, which mistakenly included his name, 1959. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.