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All the Stories Are True: African American Writers Speak 2003-2004

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Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum
Subject:
Danticat, Edwidge
Delaney, Samuel R
Butler, Octavia F
Boyd, Valerie
Carroll, Kenny
Johnson, Charles R
Myers, Walter Dean 1937-
Anacostia Community Museum
Physical description:
.75 linear feet (3 boxes)
5 DigiBeta video recordings
2 Betacam SP video recordings
9 DVCAM video recordings
19 miniDV video recordings
10 DVD-R video recordings
5 CD-RW audio recordings
5 MiniDisc audio recordings
1 box of index card video logs
Culture:
African American
Type:
Video recordings
Collection descriptions
Sound recordings
Date:
2003
2003-2004
Summary:
Audiovisual materials created for an exhibition on the rich tradition of African American storytelling, which is celebrated through videotaped interviews with professional writers telling compelling stories drawn from their own experiences and revealing how the world in which they live impacts their writing. A portion of the exhibition is devoted to African American children's literature and original art used in books for young readers. The exhibition showcases some of the most engaging writers on the scene today. They are Haitian-born novelist Edwidge Danticat whose current best seller, The Dew Breaker, explores the complex lives and conflicts of her native country. Other featured writers include: science fiction writers Samuel R. Delany and Octavia E. Butler; Valerie Boyd, author of the award-winning biography of Zora Neale Hurston; Washington poet Kenny Carroll; Charles Johnson, winner of the National Book Award for his novel Middle Passage; and Walter Dean Myers, who has built a sub-specialty in literature for children and young adults.
This collection contains the audiovisual output of the All the Stories are True and includes original video and audio interviews with the authors showcased in the exhibit, as well as edited versions.
Cite as:
All the Stories Are True Audiovisual Records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Authors
Museum exhibits
Local number:
ACMA AV03-060
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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