All the Stories Are True: African American Writers Speak
audiovisual records
ACMA.AV03-060

Summary
Collection ID:
ACMA.AV03-060
Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum.
Dates:
2003-2004
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
45 Video recordings
5 DigiBeta video recordings; 2 Betacam SP video recordings; 9 DVCAM video recordings; 19 miniDV video recordings; 10 DVD-R video recordings
10 Sound recordings
5 CD-RW audio recordings ; 5 MiniDisc audio recordings
1 Boxes
1 box of index card video logs
0.75 Linear feet
3 boxes
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Audiovisual materials created for an exhibition on the rich tradition of African American storytelling, which is celebrated through videotaped interviews with professional writers telling compelling stories drawn from their own experiences and revealing how the world in which they live impacts their writing. A portion of the exhibition is devoted to African American children's literature and original art used in books for young readers. The exhibition showcases some of the most engaging writers on the scene today. They are Haitian-born novelist Edwidge Danticat whose current best seller, The Dew Breaker, explores the complex lives and conflicts of her native country. Other featured writers include: science fiction writers Samuel R. Delany and Octavia E. Butler; Valerie Boyd, author of the award-winning biography of Zora Neale Hurston; Washington poet Kenny Carroll; Charles Johnson, winner of the National Book Award for his novel Middle Passage; and Walter Dean Myers, who has built a sub-specialty in literature for children and young adults.

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
All the Stories Are True: African American Writers Speak
audiovisual records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Anacostia Community Museum. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boyd, Valerie Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Butler, Octavia E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carroll, Kenny Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Danticat, Edwidge, 1969- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Delany, Samuel R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johnson, Charles R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Myers, Walter Dean, 1937- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, D.C., 20020
Phone: 202-633-4853
ACMArchives@si.edu