BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY James A. Porter
Marriage and family
African-American art history
Teaching – colleagues and students
Honors and legacy
- In 1933 he received the Schomburg Portrait Prize, from the Harmon Foundation, for the painting entitled Woman Holding a Jug (1930).
- In 1965 the National Gallery of Art selected Porter as one of the best art teachers in the nation. Together with 24 other honorees, he was presented the award byLady Bird Johnson.
- In 1990 Howard University founded an academic colloquium named in Porter's honor and has since held it annually. The Colloquium annually draws leading and emerging scholars in the field of study he helped establish. Presenters have included Porter students such as David C. Driskell and Tritobia Hayes Benjamin, along with other important scholars and artists, such as Lowery Stokes Sims, Richard A. Long, Richard Powell, Michael Harris, Judith Wilson, Samella Lewis, and Deborah Willis.