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"Spoken Word" by Linda J. Albertano

Collection Creator:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 19, Folder 56
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1986
Collection Citation:
Woman's Building records, 1970-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Woman's Building records
Woman's Building records / Series 3: Gallery Programs / 3.4: Literary Arts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Black leather jacket worn by Gil Scott-Heron

Manufactured by:
Jos. A. Bank, founded 1905  Search this
Worn by:
Gil Scott-Heron, American, 1949 - 2011  Search this
Medium:
leather, polyester, acrylic, and wool with metal closures
Dimensions:
H x W (flat): 30 1/4 × 21 in. (76.8 × 53.3 cm)
Type:
jackets
Date:
late 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Spoken word (Poetry)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Rumal Rackley
Object number:
2015.52.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.52.1
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Black blazer worn by Gil Scott-Heron

Manufactured by:
Jos. A. Bank, founded 1905  Search this
Worn by:
Gil Scott-Heron, American, 1949 - 2011  Search this
Medium:
cashmere and synthetic fiber with plastic buttons
Dimensions:
H x W (flat): 34 × 19 in. (86.4 × 48.3 cm)
Type:
blazers
Date:
late 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Spoken word (Poetry)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Rumal Rackley
Object number:
2015.52.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.52.2

Coded Language

Written by:
Saul Williams, American, born 1972  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, plastic laminate
Dimensions:
H x W (flat): 147 × 12 1/4 in. (373.4 × 31.1 cm)
H x W x D (rolled): 2 × 12 1/4 × 2 3/4 in. (5.1 × 31.1 × 7 cm)
Type:
scrolls (information artifacts)
Date:
2004
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Hip hop (Music)  Search this
Language  Search this
Spoken word (Poetry)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Saul Williams
Object number:
2014.188.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© Saul Williams
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Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.188.1
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The Spoken Word

Written by:
Nikki Giovanni, American, born 1943  Search this
Owned by:
Furious Flower Poetry Center, American, founded 1999  Search this
Medium:
ink on cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W: 16 15/16 × 10 15/16 in. (43 × 27.8 cm)
Type:
broadsides
Place used:
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2003
Topic:
African American  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Humanitarianism  Search this
Literature  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Furious Flower Poetry Center, JMU
Object number:
2014.254.5
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1968, 2002 Nikki Giovanni. Permission required for use.
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.254.5

Photographic postcard of Jalal Nuriddin and Suliaman El-Hadi

Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Suliaman El-Hadi, American, 1936 - 1995  Search this
Jalal M. Nuriddin, American, born 1944  Search this
The Last Poets, American, founded 1968  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 3 15/16 × 5 15/16 in. (10 × 15.1 cm)
Type:
prints
portraits
picture postcards
Date:
late 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Spoken word (Poetry)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jalal M. Nuriddin
Object number:
2014.292
Restrictions & Rights:
© Jalal M. Nuriddin
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.292

Black leather bag owned by Suliaman El-Hadi

Manufactured by:
Easyline Bagages  Search this
Owned by:
Suliaman El-Hadi, American, 1936 - 1995  Search this
Medium:
leather , metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (With strap): 24 × 12 × 7 in. (61 × 30.5 × 17.8 cm)
H x W x D (Without strap): 11 1/2 × 12 × 7 in. (29.2 × 30.5 × 17.8 cm)
Type:
bags (containers)
Date:
late 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip hop (Music)  Search this
Spoken word (Poetry)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Qaddafi El-Hadi in memory of Suliaman El-Hadi
Object number:
2014.40.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Personal use
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.40.1

Brown leather pouch owned by Suliaman El-Hadi

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Suliaman El-Hadi, American, 1936 - 1995  Search this
Medium:
leather , metal , cotton (fiber)
Dimensions:
H x W x D (With strap): 19 1/2 × 5 × 1 in. (49.5 × 12.7 × 2.5 cm)
H x W x D (Without strap): 7 × 5 × 1 in. (17.8 × 12.7 × 2.5 cm)
Type:
pouches
Date:
late 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip hop (Music)  Search this
Spoken word (Poetry)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Qaddafi El-Hadi in memory of Suliaman El-Hadi
Object number:
2014.40.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Personal use
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.40.2

Green hat owned by Suliaman El-Hadi

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Suliaman El-Hadi, American, 1936 - 1995  Search this
Medium:
cotton (fiber)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5 1/2 × 9 1/4 × 9 1/4 in. (14 × 23.5 × 23.5 cm)
Type:
caps (headgear)
Date:
late 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Hip hop (Music)  Search this
Identity  Search this
Spoken word (Poetry)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Qaddafi El-Hadi in memory of Suliaman El-Hadi
Object number:
2014.40.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.40.3

Wooden prayer beads owned by Suliaman El-Hadi

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Suliaman El-Hadi, American, 1936 - 1995  Search this
Medium:
wood , plastic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 24 × 4 1/2 × 3/4 in. (61 × 11.4 × 1.9 cm)
Type:
prayer beads
Date:
late 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip hop (Music)  Search this
Identity  Search this
Religion  Search this
Spoken word (Poetry)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Qaddafi El-Hadi in memory of Suliaman El-Hadi
Object number:
2014.40.4
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Religious and Sacred Objects
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.40.4
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Notebook used by Suliamon El-Hadi

Owned by:
Suliaman El-Hadi, American, 1936 - 1995  Search this
Medium:
paper (fiber product) , metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 9 5/8 × 6 7/8 × 1 1/4 in. (24.4 × 17.5 × 3.2 cm)
Type:
notebooks
Date:
late 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip hop (Music)  Search this
Spoken word (Poetry)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Qaddafi El-Hadi in memory of Suliaman El-Hadi
Object number:
2014.40.5
Restrictions & Rights:
© Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.40.5

Cassette of Last Poets performance at Auburn Correctional Facility

Recorded by:
The Last Poets, American, founded 1968  Search this
Owned by:
Suliaman El-Hadi, American, 1936 - 1995  Search this
Medium:
plastic and tape
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 2 9/16 × 4 × 1/2 in. (6.5 × 10.2 × 1.3 cm)
Type:
audio cassettes
Place depicted:
Auburn, Cayuga County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 29, 1978
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip hop (Music)  Search this
Prisons  Search this
Spoken word (Poetry)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Qaddafi El-Hadi in memory of Suliaman El-Hadi
Object number:
2014.40.6
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Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.40.6
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Poster advertising a Last Poets performance

Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
The Last Poets, American, founded 1968  Search this
35th Street Gang, American, active 1970s  Search this
Third World Connection, American, active 1970s  Search this
Owned by:
Suliaman El-Hadi, American, 1936 - 1995  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 28 3/8 × 22 1/2 in. (72.1 × 57.2 cm)
Type:
posters
Place depicted:
Norfolk, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1970s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Disco (Music)  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Hip hop (Music)  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Spoken word (Poetry)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Qaddafi El-Hadi in memory of Suliaman El-Hadi
Object number:
2014.40.7
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.40.7
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Sheet music for "Before the White Man Came" by Suliamon El-Hadi

Written by:
Suliaman El-Hadi, American, 1936 - 1995  Search this
Published by:
Spoet Publishing Corp.  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W (Folded): 12 1/2 × 9 5/8 in. (31.8 × 24.4 cm)
H x W (Unfolded): 12 1/2 × 19 in. (31.8 × 48.3 cm)
Type:
sheet music
Date:
1972
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip hop (Music)  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Spoken word (Poetry)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Qaddafi El-Hadi in memory of Suliaman El-Hadi
Object number:
2014.40.8.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.40.8.1

Sheet music for "Hands Off" by Suliamon El-Hadi

Written by:
Suliaman El-Hadi, American, 1936 - 1995  Search this
Printed by:
Spoet Publishing Corp.  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W (Folded): 12 1/2 × 9 5/8 in. (31.8 × 24.4 cm)
H x W (Unfolded): 12 1/2 × 19 in. (31.8 × 48.3 cm)
Type:
sheet music
Date:
1972
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip hop (Music)  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Spoken word (Poetry)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Qaddafi El-Hadi in memory of Suliaman El-Hadi
Object number:
2014.40.8.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1972 Spoet Publishing Corp.. Permission required for use.
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.40.8.2
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Sheet music for "Black Soldier" by Suliamon El-Hadi

Written by:
Suliaman El-Hadi, American, 1936 - 1995  Search this
Published by:
Spoet Publishing Corp.  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W (Folded): 12 1/2 × 9 5/8 in. (31.8 × 24.4 cm)
H x W (Unfolded): 12 1/2 × 19 in. (31.8 × 48.3 cm)
Type:
sheet music
Date:
1972
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip hop (Music)  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Spoken word (Poetry)  Search this
United States--History--1969-2001  Search this
Vietnam War, 1961-1975  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Qaddafi El-Hadi in memory of Suliaman El-Hadi
Object number:
2014.40.8.3
Restrictions & Rights:
© Spoet Publishing Corp. 1972 Copyright. Permission required for use.
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.40.8.3

Photograph of Jalal Nuriddin, Suliaman El-Hadi, and an unidentified man

Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Jalal M. Nuriddin, American, born 1944  Search this
Suliaman El-Hadi, American, 1936 - 1995  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 10 × 8 in. (25.4 × 20.3 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date:
1970s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip hop (Music)  Search this
Spoken word (Poetry)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Qaddafi El-Hadi in memory of Suliaman El-Hadi
Object number:
2014.40.9.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.40.9.1

Print of Suliaman El-Hadi, four men, and one boy

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Suliaman El-Hadi, American, 1936 - 1995  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Child or Children  Search this
Medium:
dye on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 4 1/2 × 3 1/2 in. (11.4 × 8.9 cm)
Type:
dye diffusion transfer prints
portraits
Date:
ca. 1990
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip hop (Music)  Search this
Men  Search this
Spoken word (Poetry)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Qaddafi El-Hadi in memory of Suliaman El-Hadi
Object number:
2014.40.9.10
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.40.9.10

Photograph of Suliaman El-Hadi

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Suliaman El-Hadi, American, 1936 - 1995  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image and sheet): 3 3/4 × 5 5/8 in. (9.5 × 14.3 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date:
1980s - early 1990s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip hop (Music)  Search this
Spoken word (Poetry)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Qaddafi El-Hadi in memory of Suliaman El-Hadi
Object number:
2014.40.9.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.40.9.2

Photograph of Suliaman El-Hadi with two unidentified men

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Suliaman El-Hadi, American, 1936 - 1995  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image and sheet): 3 1/2 × 5 1/8 in. (8.9 × 13 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Date:
1980s - early 1990s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip hop (Music)  Search this
Spoken word (Poetry)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Qaddafi El-Hadi in memory of Suliaman El-Hadi
Object number:
2014.40.9.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.40.9.3

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