Title created by ACMA staff based on contents of recording.
The exhibition, The Anacostia Story, presented the history and development of Anacostia between 1608 and 1930 told through artifacts, photographs, early prints, documents and memorabilia. Well-known residents of the area, including Frederick Douglass, Elzie Hoffman, Dr. Charles Nichols, and Solomon G. Brown, were featured. The exhibition was organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and held there from March of 1977 to March 1978.
S. Dillon Ripley introduces the opening of the new exhibition, The Anacostia Story; and speaks of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum on its 10th anniversary and the opening of Anacostia Historical Society in 1974. John Kinard introduces Ripley as the speaker. Footage of patrons viewing exhibition and talking to each other.
Speech. Part of Anacostia Story 1608 -1930 Audiovisual Records. Undated.
Opening of The Anacostia Story Exhibition, Exhibition Records AV03-039, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
African American neighborhoods
Museums and community
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