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Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Dates:
circa 1970
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item
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1 Sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Collection ID:
ACMA.09-023
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Man leads children in a discussion about cities in West Africa and African culture, including African dance and African drumming. Children participate in a dance and singing lessons. Man also explains how the African talking drum is constructed and how the Yoruba language was reproduced using the talking drum, and shows an example of the Kente clot...

Workshop, including music and dance. Part of ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records 1967-2008. Transcribed from physical asset: Percir Borde. Undated.

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Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Dates:
1973
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item
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2 Video recordings (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Collection ID:
ACMA.09-023
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Alex Haley talks about tracing his genealogical roots and documenting the oral history of a family for his upcoming book, and his research at the National Archives and Library of Congress. Haley also talks about traveling to Gambia and learning about the history of Kinte clan from a griot, a West African historian who is a repository of oral histor...

Presentation/lecture. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. AV003265 and AV003068: some content overlaps. AV003068: lecture begins 001616 (prior to lecture consists of First Annual National Black History Museums Seminar: Business Meeting). AV003265: dated 19730603. AV003068: undated.

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Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Dates:
1986
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item
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1 Sound recording (audio cassette)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-024
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Former museum staff member and professional puppeteer Schroeder Cherry returned with his unique puppets to tell exciting stories of the Harlem Renaissance. Performance was held at the Anacostia Museum on May 30, 1986.

Performance. Audio only. Related to exhibition 'The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties.' Dated 19860530.

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Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service
Dates:
circa 1975
Level:
item
Size:
1 video recording (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-023
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Footage of the exterior of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum (ANM) and the large posters for the exhibition, Blacks in the Westward Movement, hanging on the exterior walls of ANM. Interior footage includes patrons viewing exhibit displays and artifacts for Blacks in the Westward Movement. Recording includes live musical performances for the exhibit...

Unedited or b-roll footage. Part of Blacks in the Westward Movement Audiovisual Records. AV004335: exhibition footage until 001230 (followed by Live Musical Performances at Outdoor Event). Undated.

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Creators:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Dates:
circa 1970s
Level:
item
Size:
1 Sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Collection ID:
ACMA.09-023
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Marvin Holloway, Charles Cobb, and Courtland Cox talk on the subject of what Africa should mean to us today, or what is our relationship to the African continent? They state the importance of examining who we are, and where and what we come from; and understanding ourselves as African people. They speak about the African people's struggles against ...

Discussion followed by question and answer session. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Poor sound quality during question and answer portion of recording. Undated.

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Creators:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Dates:
1974
Level:
item
Size:
2 Video recordings (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Collection ID:
ACMA.09-023
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Dance and musical performances by professional dancers from the Arthur Hall Afro-American Dance Ensemble and students from Hart School in Washington, D.C. Performances encompass African, Caribbean, Afro-American history and culture.

Performance. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. AV000793: part 1. ACMA AV003168: part 2. Dated 19740228.

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Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Dates:
circa 1970s
Level:
item
Size:
1 Sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Collection ID:
ACMA.09-023
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Dramatic poetry reading of Langston Hughes' work, including Theme for English B and A Dream Deferred, and James Weldon Johnson's work, including Listen, Lord: A Prayer. Telling of stories from the bible, including the story of Adam and Eve in the garden, and Noah and the flood. Live musical performance includes a cappella, spirituals, and soul musi...

Poetry, music, and stories. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Transcribed from physical asset: YSAI Barnwell, Columbians, Black Voices - Howard University. Undated.

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Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Dates:
circa 1970s
Level:
item
Size:
3 Video recordings (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Collection ID:
ACMA.09-023
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Nana Oparebea, a chief priestess and spiritual leader, explains the spiritual nature of African people, her visit to the United States to teach Africans in the United States about their culture, the origin of Ghana's Psychic and Traditional Healing Association, and her election as the national chairman of the association in 1962. Recording includes...

Interview and ceremonies. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. AV000831: interview and artwork. AV000803 and AV003578: ceremonies. AV003578: African Welcoming begins at 001726 (preceded by Student Oratorical Contest on Frederick Douglass and Award Presentation). Undated.

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Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Dates:
circa 1970s
Level:
item
Size:
2 Sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Collection ID:
ACMA.09-023
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Sounds and interviews/discussions from Zora Martin-Felton's trip to West Africa in circa 1970s. Interviewee discusses history of slave houses and slavery on Goree Island beginning with the arrival of the Portuguese in 1444. Focus on the lives of the slaves while held on the island of Goree, the African slave trade, and European exploitation of Afri...

Interviews/conversations/tours. Music and ambient sounds. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. AV003282: #1. AV003372: #2. AV003282-1: speaker's French (most likely) with English translator, poor audio. Transcribed from physical asset: W. Afr. History - Dr. Leo Jeffries; Conversations with Camara Lye. Undated.

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Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Dates:
1970
Level:
item
Size:
2 Items (audio recording , open reel, 1/4 inch)
Collection ID:
ACMA.09-023
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Woman tells stories, and a man translates stories in English. First story is about a woman in Benin who introduced the idea of exchanging commodities for money. She was very successful and other women followed her example. Upon her death, a tree grew on her grave; the tree symbolized unity and peace. A white man came to Benin and cut down the tree;...

Stories. English and another language. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Stories of Benin and Explanation of Storytelling in Africa on AV003292-2 until 001124 (followed by Discussion about Pan-Africanism). "Tape 2" transcribed from physical asset AV003292. Dated 19700723 (from contents of recording).