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'Jubilee: African American Celebration' looked at the history, traditional music, and regional folklore of African American holidays and celebrations around the country from the 18th century to the present. Many of the celebrations originated in the 18th and 19th centuries--such as Election Day, Pinkster, and John Canoe--no longer exist after being observed for generations. Others not as well known or widely celebrated, such as Big Quarterly and Shrove Tuesday, are still celebrated regionally. The exhibition also showed homecoming festivities of historically black colleges and universities; annual events of African American fraternities, sororities, and secret societies; and more recently emerged traditions, such as Kwanzaa, family reunions, and Martin Luther King Day. Exhibition was held from December 7, 2008 - September 20, 2009 at Anacostia Community Museum.
Masons interviewed about the history and work of Prince Hall Mason Lodges throughout Texas; and the history of masonry. A few members of the master mason's sister organization - Heroines of Jericho - explained the women's role in the mason family; detailed masonic history and structure; and the history and work of Heroines of Jericho. Prior to interviews, portion of ceremony is part of the recording. Anthony Gualtieri conducted the interviews.
Interviews, and ceremony. Audio only. Related to exhibition 'Jubilee: African American Celebration.' Undated.
Interviews with Mason Community, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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