The Real McCoy: Afro-American Invention and Innovation, 1619-1930
Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Community Museum
James, Portia P
3.52 linear feet (6 boxes)
An exhibition on African American inventors and innovators, from prominent figures such as the 19th century inventor Elijah McCoy to the anonymous men and women who made important contributions to the development of American technology. The show was curated by Portia James and organized by the Anacostia Museum. It was held at the museum from May 1989 - May 1990.
These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.
African American inventors
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