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Martin Luther King, Jr. Show 2000: Poetry Performance and Lecture

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Anacostia Museum  Search this
King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968  Search this
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Physical description:
1 audio cassette sound recording
African American  Search this
Sound recordings
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Title created by ACMA staff based on transcription from physical asset and contents of recording.
Location: Baird Auditorium at National Museum of Natural History. Event hosted by the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, and the Director of the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture.
DC-based poetry group 'Collective Voices' recited and performed original works. Topics of original poems include the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Black Pride, Martin Luther King, Jr, Malcolm X, and experiences of African American women. Poet, activist, professor Sonia Sanchez spoke of Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights leaders and activists; non-violent resistance and protest; racism, discrimination, and oppression; creative power of learning; fight for social change; outreach and teaching; and AIDS in Africa and the United States. After lecture, a performance of 'Letter to Martin,' written by Sonia Sanchez and music by 'Sweet Honey in the Rock.'
Poetry and lecture. Audio only. Dated 20000113.
Cite as:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Show 2000: Poetry Performance and Lecture, 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
Poetry  Search this
Poets  Search this
African American poets  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Nonviolence  Search this
Black power  Search this
Blacks--Race identity  Search this
Discrimination  Search this
Racism  Search this
African American history  Search this
Social change  Search this
AIDS (Disease)  Search this
Local number:
ACMA AV001987_A
ACMA AV001987_B
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives