Jubilee: African American Celebration
audiovisual records
ACMA.AV03-055

Summary
Collection ID:
ACMA.AV03-055
Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum.
Dates:
2006
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3 Video recordings
2 miniDV video recordings ; 1 VHS 1/2" video recording
0.15 Linear feet
1 box
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
This collection contains the audiovisual output of the Anacostia Community Museum's "Jubilee: African American Celebration" exhibition. The exhibition examines historical and contemporary African American holidays and celebrations from around the country. More than 50 holidays, celebratory traditions and occasions are presented in a season-based journey through a calendar year. Observances profiled include those no longer existing, ones created in response to significant events (such as Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation), regional favorites and black traditions associated with mainstream holidays. Also covered are leisure-time activities, college and church homecomings, black Greek organizations’ events, family reunions and recent holidays like Kwanzaa and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The video recordings in this collection document New Orleans Mardi Gras celebrations and docent training for the exhibition.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Preferred Citation note
Jubilee: African American Celebration
audiovisual records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Anacostia Community Museum. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
James, Portia P. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Celebrations Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Holidays Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mardi Gras Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum exhibits Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, D.C., 20020
Phone: 202-633-4853
ACMArchives@si.edu