North Brentwood Historical Society (North Brentwood, Md.)
Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture
Thomas, William Hammond
Dock, Arthur J
Beverly, Lillian K
Fleming, Elsie Johnson
Thomas, James Curtis
Fitzhugh, Marion Patricia Hawkins
North Brentwood Elementary School (North Brentwood, Md.)
First Baptist Church (North Brentwood, Md.)
Brentwood A.M.E. Zion Church (North Brentwood, Md.)
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
1 open reel 1/4 inch sound recording
North Brentwood (Md.)
Prince George's County (Md.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Title created by ACMA staff from transcription on physical asset and title of related exhibition.
The exhibition, Footsteps from North Brentwood, included an oral, pictorial and artifact collection of life in North Brentwood from the 1900s to 1930. It was developed by the North Brentwood Historical Society and the Smithsonian Institution's Anacostia Museum; and on display at the Anacostia Museum from April 1996 through December 1996, North Brentwood Community Center from February 1997 through May 1997, and Lowe House of Delegates in Annapolis, Maryland from June 1997 through December 1997. The exhibition used pictures, documents, and artifacts to document the history of the first black incorporated town in Prince George's County. The oral histories describe North Brentwood's social history as told by 23 families who were either residents or descendants of residents who lived there during the 1920 U.S. Manuscript Census; they were collected by students in Dr. Elizabeth-Clark Lewis' public history class at Howard University between November 10, 1993 and November 29, 1993.
Former and present residents of North Brentwood speak about growing up and raising their families in North Brentwood. They discuss education, schools, churches, family histories, incorporation of the town, desegregation, and community as a family. They reminiscence about a time when the area was rural, everyone knew everyone, and neighbors disciplined each other's children.
Interview clips. Part of Footsteps from North Brentwood Audiovisual Records. Undated.
Footsteps from North Brentwood Sound Bites, Exhibition Records AV03-019, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
African American neighborhoods
African American churches
African American families
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