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An Afro-Centric Perspective in Museums: Dr. Leonard Jeffries

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Subject:
Jeffries, Leonard
Kinard, John 1936-1989
Haley, Alex
Robinson, James H. 1907-1972
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
3 open reel 1/2 inch video recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Video recordings
Lectures
Conferences
Museum records
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Africa
Date:
1976
Notes:
Title created by ACMA staff based on transcription from physical asset and contents of recording.
The First Annual National Black History Museum Seminar was held at the Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian Castle, and the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum in Washington, D.C. from May 29 - 30, 1976. The Anacostia Neighborhood Museum was the host of the seminar. The participants include staff from the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum in Washington, D.C., Museum of African American History in Boston, DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago, African American Museum of Detroit, Society for the Preservation of Weeksville and Bedford-Stuyvesant History in Brooklyn, and African American Historical and Cultural Society in San Francisco. The goal for the seminar was to develop a national coalition of black museum professionals and further define the goals of the seminar for the future locations - Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Brooklyn, and San Francisco.
Summary:
Dr. Leonard Jeffries talks about developing an afro-centric perspective in museums; black studies levels of knowledge; socialization process, control, and struggle of the races; black identity; and African-Asiatic and Euro-American values and traditions. Jeffries details the black studies levels of knowledge: factual, conceptual, generalization, and theory, which should lead to action. He discusses how these levels of knowledge as well as action can be used in museum work. Jeffries also talks about black experience, and working with James H. Robinson and Alex Haley. Jeffries' lecture is followed by John Kinard's remarks regarding the next day's agenda. Kinard also provides introduction to the lecture and speaks of his relationship to Jeffries.
Lecture/Seminar. Part of Conference Recordings. Poor picture and sound quality. Some of the content is the same across assets AV003067, AV003204, and AV003049. AV003067: dated 19760529. AV003204 and AV003049: Undated.
Cite as:
An Afro-Centric Perspective in Museums: Dr. Leonard Jeffries, Record Group AV09-021, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Race
Exploitation
Socialization
Blacks--History
Blacks--Study and teaching
Slave trade
Slavery
Museums
African American museums
Museum techniques
Local number:
ACMA AV003067
ACMA AV003204
ACMA AV003049
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