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Laurence Potter book collection, circa 1885-1969

Physical description:
123 books (17.1 linear feet)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Fiction
Place:
United States
Date:
1885
1969
circa 1885-1969
Notes:
Laurence E. Potter (1917-1998) was an American economist and civil rights activist who was involved in a number of community organizations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He was actively engaged in the efforts to desegregate the National Theater in the 1940s and worked for several decades with the Goodwill of Greater Washington.
Summary:
This collection, which dates from circa 1885-1969, contains 123 books written by or concerning African-Americans and African-American history. The books are a mix of fiction and non-fiction; several volumes of the journal American Heritage are also present.
Cite as:
Laurence Potter book collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Terry McGurk
Topic:
African Americans--History
African Americans
African Americans--Religion
African Americans--Social conditions
American literature--African American authors
Slavery
Local number:
ACMA 2004.7029
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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