National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
Du Bois, W. E. B (William Edward Burghardt) 1868-1963
Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip) 1889-1979
Bunche, Ralph J (Ralph Johnson) 1904-1971
Marshall, Thurgood 1908-1993
Hastie, William 1904-1976
Drew, Charles Richard 1904-1950
Johnson, James Weldon 1871-1938
Bethune, Mary McLeod 1875-1955
Louis, Joe 1914-1981
Barthé, Richmond 1901-1989
Robeson, Paul 1898-1976
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
1 open reel 1/4 inch sound recording
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Title created by ACMA staff based on transcription from physical asset and contents of recording.
The exhibition, Portraits in Black: Outstanding Americans of Negro Origin, presented 36 portraits selected from the Harmon Foundation collection, on loan from the National Portrait Gallery, as well as biographical information and memorabilia. The portraits depicted likenesses of blacks who made significant contributions in the fields of civil rights, law, education, medicine, the military, and the arts. Portrait subjects included Marian Anderson, Joe Louis, W.E.B. Du Bois, Thurgood Marshall, George Washington Carver, Charles Drew, William Ayres Campbell, and Richard Barthe. The exhibition was on display from April 17, 1983 - August 21, 1983 at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum.
Narration for the two slide shows which complimented the exhibition, Portraits in Black: Outstanding Americans of Negro Origin. Narrator repeats quotes from the words of W.E.B. Du Bois, A. Philip Randolph, Ralph Johnson Bunche, Thurgood Marshall, William Henry Hastie, Charles Richard Drew, James Weldon Johnson, Mary McLeod Bethune, Joe Louis, Richard Barthe, and Paul Leroy Robeson.
Narration. Part of Part of Portraits in Black: Outstanding Americans of Negro Origin Audiovisual Records. Dated 19830324.
Portraits in Black: Slide Show Narration, Exhibition Records AV03-062, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution