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Physical description:
2 U-matic 3/4" video recording
African American  Search this
Video recordings
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Title created by ACMA staff based on transcription from physical asset, including year as indicated on physical asset.
Anacostia Community Museum's Education Department hosted Kwanzaa events, including Kwanzaa workshops and school events as well as Kwanzaa-related films, plays, and storytelling.
The seven principles of Kwanzaa celebrated through storytelling, singing, playing of musical instruments, and art activities, which included stenciling/printmaking and tie dying t-shirts. Julie Dickerson-Thompson also explained the ways in which her family celebrated Kwanzaa. The day ended with a candlelighting ceremony led by Zora Martin-Felton. After the recording of the activities of the workshop day, Robert Hall, an educational specialist at the Anacostia Museum, talked about the origin of Kwanzaa; the specific ways people have celebrated the seven principles of Kwanzaa; and the workshop leaders who led the activities throughout the day.
Workshop and interview. Part of Kwanzaa Programs. Dated 19890112.
Cite as:
Kwanzaa Workshop 1989, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives, MRC-777 1901 Fort Place, SE, Washington, DC 20020 (tel. 202.633.4853, fax 202.287.2422) Consult archivist by appointment
African Americans  Search this
Holidays  Search this
Celebrations  Search this
Kwanzaa  Search this
Storytelling  Search this
Music  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Prints--Technique  Search this
Dyes and dyeing  Search this
Local number:
ACMA AV000838
ACMA AV000839
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives