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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.
At the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm talks about the achievements of black women while acknowledging there is still a long way to go and work to be completed before black women gain rightful place in society. She describes the characteristics, roles, struggles, and challenges of black women. She talks about the increase of black women in social and political movements. Chisholm calls for action, humanism, formation of alliances, and work by all to work toward common goals and objectives. Opening remarks include formation and work of Committee of Black Women. Closing remarks by John Kinard.
Lecture/speech. Part of Black Women: Achievements Against the Odds Audiovisual Records. Transcribed from physical asset: 1. Opening Remarks - Sallie Tancil Prin Terrell Elem Sch, 2. Comments on Blk Womens Comm - Edith Makenth, 3. Intro S. Chisolm - Julian Evell, Asst Secy Public Affairs SI, 4. S. Chisolm - Approx 40 min, 5. Presentation - J.Jones & Savoy 6th Grader, 6. Closing Comments - J Kinard Dir ANM. Dated 19761104.
Shirley Chisholm Lecture: Black Women, Exhibition Records AV03-028, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution