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

Dr. Sterling Brown reads poems which illustrate certain things he believes should be said about the poetry of American negroes. He speaks about spirituals and African American poets, including Phillis Wheatley, James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Claude McKay, and Margaret Walker; and reads their poems. John Kinard provides introduction.

Poetry reading. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Undated.

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

Female musician speaks of the history and purpose of black music including field hollers or field chants, work songs which told stories, spirituals, and storytelling through music, particularly stories with animals. The musician performs at least one example of each type of music. Specific songs performed include traditional African song titled "Th...

Musical performance. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Undated.

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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

Prentiss Taylor talks about working with Langston Hughes to create The Negro Mother and the Scottsboro Limited. The illustrations created by Taylor, and the texts created by Hughes. Taylor talks about Hughes' personality and their relationship to Carl Van Vechten. Additionally, Taylor speaks of the Ethiopian Art Theatre, Rose McClendon, and the ori...

Interview. Sound is distorted. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Undated.

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Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service
Dates:
circa 1976
Level:
item
Size:
1 Sound recording (audio cassette)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-028
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Ad Hoc Committee provided a critique of the exhibition 'Black Women: Achievements Against the Odds,' including discussion about involving more of the community in the creation of the exhibitions and the museum.

Meeting. Audio only. Very poor audio quality. Related to exhibition 'Black Women: Achievements Against the Odds.' Dated 19761215.

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Creators:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Dates:
1982
Level:
item
Size:
1 Sound recording (audio cassette)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-054
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Walk thru tour of the exhibition - 'Here, Look at Mine!' Selected Works of John N. Robinson and Larry Francis Lebby - led by artist John Robinson.

Exhibition tour. Audio only. Poor audio quality. Related to exhibition 'Here, Look at Mine!' Selected Works of John N. Robinson and Larry Francis Lebby. Dated 19821112.

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Creators:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Dates:
circa 1970s
Level:
item
Size:
2 Video recordings (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-053
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The Inner Voices group from the Lorton Correctional Complex use music, dancing, and dramatic skits to present the drug scene based on the experiences of the men in the group. Performance is followed by a question and answer session where the inmates talk about their experiences using drugs.

Dramatic and music performance. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Transcribed from AV004343: Lorton "Inner Voices" Pertormance at Drug Exhibit on the mall. Undated.

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

May Miller Sullivan, called a Washington treasure, is the daughter of the historian and educator Kelly Miller. This playwright and poet read from her works and discussed some of the black renaissance personalities she knew well.

Lunch Bag Forum and poetry reading. Sound only. Very poor audio quality. Related to exhibition 'The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties.' Undated.

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

Dorothy Gilliam, Washington Post columnist and author of numerous articles and books including 'Paul Robeson: All American,' shares insights on Robeson's extraordinary life and career.

Lecture. Audio only. Very poor audio quality. Related to exhibition 'The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties.' Undated.

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Creators:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Dates:
1974
Level:
item
Size:
1 Video recording (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Collection ID:
ACMA.AV09-021
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

University of Maryland professor talks about a course in which history majors gain experience in oral history techniques; she teaches oral history as a technique or tool for historical research. She explains the basic elements needed for a successful oral history program, her experience working on an oral history project for the National Park Servi...

Conference. Part of Conference Recordings. Dated 19740112.

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

Washington artist Prentiss Taylor recalled the Harlem Renaissance. Taylor once lived in New York City where he met and forged friendships wtih Langston Hughes, James Weldon Johnson, Carl Van Vechten, Richmond Barthe, Zora Neale Hurston, and others. During his presentation, Taylor relived many of the memories of these relationships.

Lunch bag forum. Audio only. Poor audio quality. Related to exhibition 'The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties.' Dated 19860606.