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First Annual National Black History Museums Seminar: Participant Statements

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Subject:
Kinard, John 1936-1989
Jeffries, Leonard
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
1 open reel 1/2 inch video recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Video recordings
Museum records
Conferences
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
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:
First Annual National Black History Museums Seminar participants talk about their experiences and challenges preserving African American culture in their communities; and building black historical museums, institutions, and companies. Others share their thoughts regarding the seminar and the work they are doing to educate their communities about black history and black identity. John Kinard moderates the conversation. Dr. Leonard Jeffries provides the closing remarks of the seminar.
Seminar. Part of Conference Recordings. Dated 19760530.
Cite as:
First Annual National Black History Museum Seminar: Participant Statements, Record Group AV09-021, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Communities
Museums and community
Museums
African American museums
Museum techniques
Blacks--History
Blacks--Study and teaching
Local number:
ACMA AV003319
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