What's new at the Smithsonian in June
- By Paul Bisceglio
- Smithsonian magazine, June 2013
(Mathew Brady Studio / NPG, SI)
Ends March 2, 2014
In March 1863 a slave named Gordon enlisted in the Union Army in Baton Rouge, where the photographic team of McPherson & Oliver made a portrait of his whip-scarred back. Gordon’s story is one of 20 told in "Bound for Freedom’s Light: African Americans and the Civil War,” an exhibit of vintage photographs and prints at the National Portrait Gallery.