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Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers, 1840 to the present 2000

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Creator:
Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture
Subject:
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture
Physical description:
0.2 linear feet
3 VHS 1/2" video recordings
4 audio cassette sound recordings
Culture:
African American
Type:
Video recordings
Collection descriptions
Sound recordings
Date:
2000
Notes:
This exhibit was created by the Center for African American History and Culture, a Smithsonian Initiative which operated in the 1990s before merging with the Anacostia Museum.
Summary:
Audiovisual Materials related to an exhibit on African American photographers held a the Art and Industries Building February 4, 2000 - July 16, 2000. The exhibit featured more than 300 images by 120 leading African American photographers that document the black experience from slavery through the Civil Rights Era to the emergence of the present-day African American middle class. The exhibition was divided into the following three sections: The First Hundred Years, 1840-1940; Art and Black Activism; and Black History Deconstructed. From daguerreotypes by J. P. Ball (b. 1825) to contemporary photographs by Carrie Mae Weems, images include freemen in New Orleans in the antebellum period; field workers, domestics, and abolitionists from the Deep South; and members of the Harlem Renaissance in the years after World War I.This exhibition was organized by the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, and circulated by Curatorial Assistance, Pasadena, California. Deborah Willis served as curator. This collection contains the audiovisual materials related to the Reflections in Black exhibit, including materials used within the exhibit, an audio recording of the opening reception, and news coverage of the exhibit.
Cite as:
Reflections in Black Audiovisual Records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Museum exhibits
African American photographers
Local number:
ACMA AV03-004
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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