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Climbing Jacob's Ladder Audio Tour

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Subject:
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
1 open reel 1/4 inch sound recording
1 audio cassette sound recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Sound recordings
Narration
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1987
Notes:
Title created by ACMA staff based on transcription from physical asset and contents of recording.
Climbing Jacob's Ladder Audio Tour was created for the Climbing Jacob's Ladder: The Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American Cities, 1740 - 1877 exhibition which explored the growth and central role of African American churches during the 18th- and 19th-centuries in the eastern United States: Boston, Savannah, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, and Richmond. The exhibition was organized by the Anacostia Museum and held there from October 1987 to October 1988.
Summary:
Audio tour for the exhibition - Climbing Jacob's Ladder: The Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American Cities, 1740 - 1877 - presents African American religious history beginning with the first African slaves who brought African religious faith with them and the incorporation of African religion customs with Euro-Christian faith. The audio tour includes the history of Black Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist, and Episcopalian congregations in the North; black congregations in the South during Civil War and Reconstruction; black churches and politics, including slave rebellions; the work of Reverends and Preachers; negro spirituals; and vodou. Names profiled include Cotton Mather, David Walker, Nat Turner, Henry M. Turner, and the Fisk Jubilee Singers.
Audio tour. Part of Climbing Jacob's Ladder Audiovisual Records. AV002681: dated 19871201. AV001345: undated.
Cite as:
Climbing Jacob's Ladder Audio Tour, Exhibition Records AV03-036, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Churches
African American churches
Religion
Christianity
Spirituals (Songs)
Slaves
Slave insurrections
Museum exhibits
Local number:
ACMA AV002681
ACMA AV001345
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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