Portraits in Black: Outstanding Americans of Negro Origin
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
0.5 linear feet (1 box)
This show featured 36 portraits--27 oil paintings and 9 color photo reproductions--selected from the Harmon Foundation collection, from the National Portrait Gallery, as well as biographical information and memorabilia. Likenesses of blacks who made significant contributions in the fields of civil rights, law, education, medicine, the military, and the arts are on display. Included are Marian Anderson, Joe Lewis, W.E.B. duBois, Thurgood Marshall, George Washington Carver, Charles Drew, William Ayres Campbell, and Richard Barthe. It was exhibited at the Anacostia Neigborhood Museum from April 17, 1983 to August 21, 1983.
These records document the planning, organizing and execution of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, exhibit scripts, administrative records, and artists files.
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