Juneteenth Program Records

Summary
Collection ID:
ACMA.01-007.13
Creators:
Anacostia Museum
Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1989-1998
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
936 Photographs
1 Binder
35mm slides, negatives, and photographic prints.
0.5 Linear feet
10 video recordings
VHS
1/2"
1 sound recording
audio cassette
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the records of Anacostia Community Museum's Juneteenth program held by the museum from 1989-1999. The material consists primarily of event programs, photographs, and audiovisual recordings of the various celebrations held on the grounds of the museum. video and audio recordings of the program events.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Juneteenth is the celebration of the emancipation of Texas slaves, who were formally notified of their freedom on June 19, 1865. Although Congress abolished slavery in the District of Columbia in April and the territories in June of 1862, it took over two years for the news to reach Texas. The celebration of freedom demonstrates the richness of African American culture and a strong spirit of community. Since 1865, Juneteenth has been celebrated in communities throughout the country with a variety of activities, including picnics, parades, music, speeches, dancing, rodeos and baseball. In 1989, the Anacostia Museum began hosting a Juneteenth celebration, which typically included speeches, musical and dance performances, children's activities, and arts and crafts demonstrations.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Juneteenth Program Records, 1989-1998, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Access
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Juneteenth Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Public Programs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Celebrations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Slides (photographs) -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Color negatives -- Acetate film Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, D.C. 20020
ACMArchives@si.edu
http://www.anacostia.si.edu/Collections/ArchiveCollection