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Gaston Neal: 100 Years of Black Writing

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Subject:
Neal, Gaston, 1934-1999
Wheatley, Phillis 1753-1784
Dunbar, Paul Laurence 1872-1906
Johnson, James Weldon 1871-1938
McKay, Claude 1890-1948
Brown, Sterling A. 1901-1989
Kinard, John 1936-1989
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
5 open reel 1/4 inch sound recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Sound recordings
Lectures
Poetry
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Africa
Date:
1969
Notes:
Title created by ACMA staff based on transcription from physical asset and contents of recording.
Summary:
Gaston Neal talks about what poetry is and the origins of it. He begins with a discussion of Egyptian writing, continues through to the oral tradition of Africa, and finally with poetry from African Americans. Neal reads folk tales and poetry from Africa; and poetry by African Americans, including Phillis Wheatley, Paul Laurence Dunbar, James Weldon Johnson, Claude McKay, and Sterling Brown. He also reads a few of his poems. Three Washington, D.C. poets read poetry. The poems cover topics of black history, black identity, and religion. John Kinard introduces Gaston Neal.
Lecture and poetry reading. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Some of the content repeats over assets. AV003446: dated 19690217. AV003519, AV003515, AV003532, AV003445: undated.
Cite as:
Gaston Neal: 100 Years of Black Writing, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Poetry
African American poets
Poets
Oral history
Blacks--Race identity
Blacks--History
Religion
Local number:
ACMA AV003446
ACMA AV003519
ACMA AV003515
ACMA AV003532
ACMA AV003445-1
ACMA AV003445-2
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