Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
1 open reel 1/2 inch video recording
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Title created by ACMA staff based on transcription from physical asset and contents of recording.
Photographs, artifacts, a slide show, and films form the exhibition - Black women: Achievements Against the Odds - that examines the contributions of 113 American black women in such areas as government, education, fine arts, civil rights, medicine, law, and industry. The women represent the world-famous as well as the little-known and include poet Phillis Wheatley, former Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare Patricia Roberts Harris, educator Nannie Helen Burroughs, the first female editor-in-chief of the Boston University Law Review Clara Burrill Bruce, author Maya Angelou, sculptor Edmonia Lewis, and businesswoman Eartha M.M. White. The exhibition was created and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service; and it was on display at Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from February 8, 1976 - January 2, 1977 and October 21, 1984 - June 30, 1985.
Footage of the displays, including photographs and artifacts, used in the exhibition, Black Women: Achievements Against the Odds. Footage of museum professionals working on exhibition displays in the lab at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum.
Exhibition displays. Part of Black Women: Achievements Against the Odds Audiovisual Records. Dated 19761111.
Black Women Exhibition Displays and Lab, Exhibition Records AV03-028, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution