Title created by ACMA staff based on transcription from physical asset and name of related exhibition.
To Achieve These Rights Exhibition Display 1 is related to an exhibition which showcased 187 years of civil rights activism in Washington, D.C. by examining the African American journey toward racial equality in the nation's capital--from slavery and emancipation to voting rights, desegregation, and home rule. The exhibition was created by the Anacostia Museum and exhibited there from January 1992 to November 1992.
Charles Miner was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. He led the anti-slavery element in Congress during the late-1820s.
Excerpts from a speech by Charles Miner to U.S. House of Representatives on January 6 and 7, 1829. Miner spoke of the neglect of slave laws in Washington, D.C. and consequences of the neglect. Despite Miner's plea for the House to remedy the situation, slave trade continued to exist in Washington, D.C. until 1850.
Narration for one of four displays used in exhibition: To Achieve These Rights: The Struggle for Equality and Self-Determination in the District of Columbia, 1791-1978. Part of To Achieve These Rights: The Struggle for Equality and Self-Determination in the District of Columbia, 1791-1978 Audiovisual Records. Dated 19920101.
To Achieve These Rights Exhibition Display 1, Exhibition Records AV03-033, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution