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The Teacher Vol. 52 No. 1

Published by:
R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation, American, founded 1896  Search this
Subject of:
Rev. Dr. Richard Henry Boyd, American, 1843 - 1922  Search this
Dr. Henry Allen Boyd, American, 1876 - 1959  Search this
Medium:
ink on newsprint, metal
Dimensions:
9 × 6 1/8 × 1/8 in. (22.9 × 15.6 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
journals (periodicals)
Place printed:
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1948
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Business  Search this
Literature  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; Gift of Dr. and Mrs. T.B. Boyd, III and R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation
Object number:
2013.208.8.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© National Baptist Publishing Board
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.208.8.1
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Mutual reinforcement and the origins of the spirituals / John F. Garst

Author:
Garst, John F  Search this
Physical description:
p. 390-406 ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1986
Topic:
Spirituals (Songs)--History and criticism  Search this
Music--African influences--History and criticism  Search this
African Americans--Music--History and criticism  Search this
Music--Effects of multiculturalism on--History and criticism  Search this
Call number:
ML3556 .G37 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_594131

No man can hinder me : the journey from slavery to emancipation through song / Velma Maia Thomas

Author:
Thomas, Velma Maia  Search this
Physical description:
39 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
Topic:
African Americans--Music--History and criticism  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)--History and criticism  Search this
Slavery--Songs and music--History and criticism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_678235

Jubilee Singers [electronic resource] : sacrifice and glory

Author:
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)  Search this
WNPT (Television station : Nashville, Tenn.)  Search this
WGBH Educational Foundation  Search this
PBS Home Video  Search this
Subject:
Jubilee Singers History  Search this
Fisk University History  Search this
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
United States
Date:
2000
Topic:
Choirs (Music)--History  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)--History and criticism  Search this
African Americans--Music--History and criticism  Search this
Call number:
ML421.J77
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_721831

Church Songs of Black Americans 1740 - 1877

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Smith, Edward D.  Search this
Boyer, Horace Clarence, 1935-  Search this
Anacostia Museum  Search this
The Media Exchange, Inc.  Search this
Names:
African Harmonic Society (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
First African Presbyterian Church (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
First African Presbyterian Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Jubilee Singers  Search this
Mother African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Shiloh Baptist Church (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Society of Negroes  Search this
St. George's United Methodist Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
St. Philip's Church (Harlem, New York, N.Y.)  Search this
St. Thomas' Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Allen, Richard, 1760-1831  Search this
Allen, William Francis, 1830-1889  Search this
Bliss, P. P. (Philip Paul), 1838-1876  Search this
Bradbury, William B. (William Batchelder), 1816-1868  Search this
Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882  Search this
Garrison, Lucy McKim, 1842-1877  Search this
Hosier, Harry, approximately 1750-1806  Search this
Jones, Absalom, 1746-1818  Search this
Liele, George, approximately 1750-approximately 1825  Search this
Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728  Search this
Rush, Christopher, 1777-1873  Search this
Sankey, Ira David, 1840-1908  Search this
Spencer, Peter, 1782-1843  Search this
Turner, Henry McNeal, 1834-1915  Search this
Ware, Charles Pickard, 1840-1921  Search this
Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748  Search this
Wesley, John, 1703-1791  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
2 video recordings (AV000962, AV003327, open reel, 1 inch)
1 video recording (AV002642, VHS)
3 sound recordings (AV002679, AV003345, AV003421, open reel, 1/4 inch)
1 sound recording (AV003336, cartridge, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Documentary films
Place:
United States
Date:
1994, c1987
Scope and Contents:
This short documentary provides an overview of the development of church music alongside the growth of African American churches in the eastern United States from the arrival of black Africans in Jamestown in 1619 through 1877 and the Reconstruction era. The evolution of church music within African American churches included the formation of music programs and performances, hymnals, choirs, negro spirituals, and music education as well as the addition of organs to accompany the singing of psalms, hymns, and anthems. During the Great Awakening of the 1730s and 1740s, the Christianization of slaves and Africanization of Protestant hymns swept through the American colonies. European Christianity and the emotionalism of the African homeland were combined during the Second Awakening, which began in the late eighteenth century and lasted until the middle of the nineteenth century. The history of church music created by urban and rural congregations within New England and Southern states is explored.
Short documentary. Part of Climbing Jacob's Ladder Audiovisual Records. Complete production: AV000962, AV003327. Production elements: AV002679 [narration], AV003345 [outtakes - sound], AV003421 [music], AV003336 [music]. AV003421: 6 songs including We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder [also known as Jacob's Ladder] and Battle Hymn of the Republic [also known as Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!]. AV003336: 2 recordings of We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder. Dated 19940923 [AV000962]. Undated [all other recordings].
Biographical / Historical:
Church Songs of Black Americans 1740 - 1877 was created alongside 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.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003327

ACMA AV002679

ACMA AV003345

ACMA AV003421

ACMA AV003336

ACMA AV002642
General:
Title transcribed from opening credits of video recording.
Series Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American churches  Search this
Churches  Search this
Church history  Search this
Religion  Search this
Church music  Search this
Music  Search this
African American choirs  Search this
Choirs (Music)  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Shape-note singing  Search this
Music -- Instruction and study  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Slaves  Search this
Jacob's ladder (Biblical dream)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Documentary films
Citation:
Church Songs of Black Americans 1740 - 1877, Exhibition Records AV03-036, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-036, Item ACMA AV000962
See more items in:
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 Exhibition Records
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 Exhibition Records / Series 3: Audiovisual records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-036-ref885

Climbing Jacob's Ladder

Creator:
Anacostia Museum  Search this
Smith, Edward D.  Search this
Reinckens, Sharon A.  Search this
Nelson, Stanley, 1955-  Search this
Caesar, Shirley, 1938-  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
First African Baptist Church (Savannah, Ga.)  Search this
First Bryan Baptist Church (Savannah, Ga.)  Search this
Johns Island Presbyterian Church (Johns Island, S.C.)  Search this
Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church (Baltimore, Md.)  Search this
Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church (Richmond, Va.)  Search this
St. George's United Methodist Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
St. Thomas' Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Allen, Richard, 1760-1831  Search this
Boyd, Ruby Chappelle  Search this
Collier-Thomas, Bettye  Search this
Dougherty, Dorothy  Search this
Ellis, Edward L., Reverend  Search this
Epps, Annie  Search this
Freeman, Evelynne  Search this
Freeman, Felder  Search this
James, Harry, Deacon  Search this
Jasper, John, 1812-1901  Search this
Jones, Absalom, 1746-1818  Search this
Ross, Benjamin  Search this
Turner, Wesley  Search this
Washington, Alonzo, Reverend  Search this
West, Donald  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 video recording (open reel, 1 inch)
1 video recording (MiniDV)
1 Item (film , color interpositive, 16mm)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Documentary films
Place:
United States
Date:
circa 1992
Scope and Contents:
Climbing Jacob's Ladder argues for the importance of documenting and preserving the history of the African American church as explained by church historians, archivists, and curators. The African American church tells the story of African Americans, provides direction and goals for the young, and is the center of African American life. Its history is illustrated through photographs and moving images, which are endangered of being lost and forgotten if preservation measures are not taken. The short documentary also provides an overview of the history of the black church and African American worship from slavery through present day, the role and style of black preachers, black church music and choirs, and clothing worn to religious services.
Short documentary. Part of Climbing Jacob's Ladder Audiovisual Records. AV001152: dated 19920324. AV005160: transferred from VHS, captions burnt into image, dated 1991. AV005350: 16mm Preservation Color Interpositive, no sound, dated 20150317.
Biographical / Historical:
Climbing Jacob's Ladder was based on 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.;The African American church provides the spiritual, educational, social, political, and economic center for the African American community. Because the history of the African American church tells the story of African Americans, the church is the largest repository of African American history.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV005160

ACMA AV005350
General:
Title transcribed from open credits of video recording.
Series Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American history  Search this
African American churches  Search this
Churches  Search this
Church history  Search this
Historic preservation  Search this
Religion  Search this
Preachers  Search this
Church music  Search this
Music  Search this
African American choirs  Search this
Choirs (Music)  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Slaves  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Civil rights movements  Search this
Jacob's ladder (Biblical dream)  Search this
African American youth  Search this
Youth  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Documentary films
Citation:
Climbing Jacob's Ladder, Exhibition Records AV03-036, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-036, Item ACMA AV001152
See more items in:
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 Exhibition Records
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 Exhibition Records / Series 3: Audiovisual records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-036-ref886

The Times of Richard Allen

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Howell, Michael W.  Search this
Vance, Jim  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Names:
African Methodist Episcopal Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Free African Society (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
St. George's United Methodist Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Allen, Richard, 1760-1831  Search this
Chew, Benjamin, 1722-1810  Search this
Jones, Absalom, 1746-1818  Search this
Sturgis, Stokely  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 video recording (AV000961, open reel, 1 inch)
2 sound recordings (AV003353, AV003356, open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Drama
Place:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Delaware
United States
Date:
1994
Scope and Contents:
Michael W. Howell dramatizes Richard Allen's life from his birth into slavery through his establishment of what was to become the modern-day African Methodist Episcopal Church. Events which led to the founding of the Free African Society and Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia are explained.
Short one-man dramatization with still images and narration interspersed. Part of Climbing Jacob's Ladder Audiovisual Records. Complete production: AV000961 [captions burned into image]. Production elements: AV003353 and AV003356 [narration]. AV003356: first minute only [remaining recording related to Twelfth Baptist Church of Boston]. Dated 19941031 [AV000961]. Undated [all other recordings].
Biographical / Historical:
The Times of Richard Allen was created alongside 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.;Born a slave in 1760 on the Delaware property of Benjamin Chew and later sold to Stokely Sturgis, Richard Allen was one of the founders of the Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia in 1789. In 1801, his collection of spiritual songs and hymns helped to establish an ongoing tradition of hymn singing at Mother Bethel. Allen also formed the Free African Society, Philadelphia's first black mutual aid society to serve the needs of African Americans regardless of religious beliefs, with Absalom Jones in 1787 after African Americans were segregated during worship services at St. George's United Methodist Church in Philadelphia.;Michael W. Howell collaborated with Smithsonian staff to create The Times of Richard Allen, a one-man dramatization performed by Howell at the Smithsonian's Museum of American History in 1987 to augment the museum's exhibit "After the Revolution: Everyday Life in America, 1780-1800," which focused in part on Allen. [McIntyre, Mike. Accolade for Round House. The Washington Post, Feb. 17, 1987.]
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003353

ACMA AV003356
General:
Title transcribed from opening credits of video recording.
Series Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American churches  Search this
Churches  Search this
Church history  Search this
Religion  Search this
Methodism  Search this
African American clergy  Search this
Clergy  Search this
Preachers  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Slaves  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Jacob's ladder (Biblical dream)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Drama
Series Citation:
Climbing Jacob's Ladder audiovisual records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-036, Item ACMA AV000961
See more items in:
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 Exhibition Records
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 Exhibition Records / Series 3: Audiovisual records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-036-ref887

Climbing Jacob's Ladder Audio Tour

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
1 sound recording (audio cassette)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Narration
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1987
Scope and Contents:
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.
Biographical / Historical:
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.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV001345
Series Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Churches  Search this
African American churches  Search this
Religion  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Slaves  Search this
Slave insurrections  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Narration
Citation:
Climbing Jacob's Ladder Audio Tour, Exhibition Records AV03-036, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-036, Item ACMA AV002681
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Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 Exhibition Records
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 Exhibition Records / Series 3: Audiovisual records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-036-ref890

Gospel Spirituals Songs For Christmas

Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
Gift of Morris H. Blum
ID Number:
2000.0165.2157
Label number:
HSE 1486
Catalog number:
2000.0165.2157
Accession number:
2000.0165
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1206065

The Renaissance: Black Arts of the South Exhibit Tape

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Black Swan (Sound recording label)  Search this
Connie's Inn (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Cotton Club  Search this
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People  Search this
National Urban League  Search this
Savoy Ballroom (Harlem, New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Small's Paradise (Nightclub : Harlem, New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Universal Negro Improvement Association  Search this
Barthé, Richmond, 1901-1989  Search this
Bledsoe, Jules, 1898-1943  Search this
Burleigh, H. T. (Harry Thacker), 1866-1949  Search this
Cullen, Countee, 1903-1946  Search this
Douglas, Aaron  Search this
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fauset, Jessie Redmon  Search this
Fuller, Meta Warrick, 1877-1968  Search this
Garvey, Marcus, 1887-1940  Search this
Gilpin, Charles S. (Charles Sidney), 1878-1930  Search this
Hayes, Roland, 1887-1977  Search this
Henderson, Fletcher, 1897-1952  Search this
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967  Search this
Johnson, Charles Spurgeon, 1893-1956  Search this
Johnson, Georgia Douglas, 1886-1966  Search this
Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938  Search this
Johnson, Sargent, 1888-1967  Search this
Johnson, William H., 1901-1970  Search this
Jones, Lois Mailou, 1905-1998  Search this
Larsen, Nella  Search this
Locke, Alain, 1885-1954  Search this
McKay, Claude, 1890-1948  Search this
Motley, Archibald John, 1891-1981  Search this
Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979  Search this
Richardson, Willis, 1889-1977  Search this
Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976  Search this
Smith, Bessie, 1894-1937  Search this
Smith, Mamie  Search this
Still, William Grant, 1895-1978  Search this
Thurman, Wallace, 1902-1934  Search this
Toomer, Jean, 1894-1967  Search this
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964  Search this
Walker, C. J., Madam, 1867-1919  Search this
White, Walter, 1893-1955  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
1 sound recording (audio cassette)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Narration
Place:
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1985
Scope and Contents:
During the audio tour of exhibition, The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties, narrator Robert Hall presents the evolution and achievements of black creative expression beginning in Harlem and spreading across the United States during th 1920s. Literary, visual, performance, and cinematic achievements are profiled. Including brief biographical histories and achievements by Marcus Garvey, James Weldon Johnson, Jessie Fauset, A. Philip Randolph, Claude McKay, Nella Larson, Carl Van Vechten, Countee Cullen, Alain Locke, Harry T. Burleigh, Paul Robeson, Roland Hayes, Lois Mailou Jones, Jules Bledsoe, Fletcher Henderson, Bessie Smith, and Mamie Smith.
Self guided audio tour narration. Part of The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties Audiovisual Records. AV001362: master. Undated.
Biographical / Historical:
The exhibition - The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties - showcased the evolution and achievements of the Renaissance, which was the explosion of literary, visual, performance, and cinematic creativity generated by black artists between the end of World War I and the early days of the Great Depression. Represented is the creativity of Marian Anderson, Richard Barthe, Countee Cullen, Aaron Douglas, Duke Ellington, Meta Warrick Fuller, Roland Hayes, Zora Neale Hurston, Malvin Gray Johnson, Alain Locke, "Jelly Roll" Morton, Paul Robeson, George Schuyler, and Wallace Thurman, among others. The exhibition, held at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, ran from September 1985 - December 1986.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV001362
General:
Title transcribed from physical asset.
Series Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American women  Search this
Harlem Renaissance  Search this
African American authors  Search this
African American women authors  Search this
Authors  Search this
African American poets  Search this
Poets  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Artists  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Painting  Search this
African Americans in the performing arts  Search this
Dramatists  Search this
Musical theater  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Narration
Citation:
The Renaissance: Black Arts of the South Exhibit Tape, Exhibition Records AV03-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-024, Item ACMA AV002682
See more items in:
The Renaissance: Black arts of the Twenties exhibition records
The Renaissance: Black arts of the Twenties exhibition records / Series ACMA AV03-024: The Renaissance: Black arts of the Twenties audiovisual records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-024-ref503

Musical Recordings: Negro Spirituals and Gospel Music

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
2 sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound recordings
Music
Place:
United States
Date:
circa 1980s
Scope and Contents:
Recording of negro spirituals and gospel music including Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord), Deep River, King Jesus (Will Roll All Burdens Away), Praising Jesus Ever More, Every Time I Feel the Spirit, Gonna Ride Up In the Chariot, and Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen. Singers include Odetta and Robert J. Bradley. Recording of Must Be Born Again by Reverend J. M. Gates; multiple recordings of the slave song containing "What ship is that you're enlisted upon? O glory hallelujah! 'Tis the old ship of Zion, hallelujah!"; and a recording of Certainly Lord.
Music. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. AV003511-1: music from 000000-001401 and 003256-013733 [also on recording: News Program: March on Washington]. AV003511-1: undated. AV003302: dated 19870929.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003302
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Music  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Sacred music  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Work songs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Music
Citation:
Musical Recordings: Negro Spirituals and Gospel Music, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003511-1
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref508

Poetry Reading by Sterling Brown

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Brown, Sterling A., 1901-1989  Search this
Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 1872-1906  Search this
Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938  Search this
Kinard, John, 1936-1989  Search this
McKay, Claude, 1890-1948  Search this
Walker, Margaret, 1915-1998  Search this
Wheatley, Phillis, 1753-1784  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound recordings
Poetry
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1970s
Scope and Contents:
Dr. Sterling Brown reads poems which illustrate certain things he believes should be said about the poetry of American negroes. He speaks about spirituals and African American poets, including Phillis Wheatley, James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Claude McKay, and Margaret Walker; and reads their poems. John Kinard provides introduction.
Poetry reading. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Undated.
Biographical / Historical:
Professor, poet, and literary critic Dr. Sterling A. Brown (1901-1989) was born and raised in the Washington, D.C area. He grew up on a farm in Howard County, Maryland; and attended Waterford Oaks Elementary, Dunbar High School, Williams College in Massachusetts, and Harvard University. He married Daisy Turnbull in 1927. Brown taught at Howard University, Fisk University, Vassar College, New York University, Atlanta University, Yale University, and Virginia Theological Seminary and College in Lynchburg, Virginia. His studies and poetry focused on black history and culture of the Southern United States.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American poets  Search this
Poets  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Poetry
Citation:
Sterling Brown, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003525
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref535

History and Performance of Black Music

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Kinard, John, 1936-1989  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound recordings
Music
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1970s
Scope and Contents:
Female musician speaks of the history and purpose of black music including field hollers or field chants, work songs which told stories, spirituals, and storytelling through music, particularly stories with animals. The musician performs at least one example of each type of music. Specific songs performed include traditional African song titled "The Fox" and a song the musician wrote titled "Autumn Time in Grenada" about the children in Grenada, Mississippi who were killed when they tried to integrate schools. John Kinard provides introduction to performance.
Musical performance. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Undated.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Music  Search this
Work songs  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Storytelling  Search this
Tales  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Music
Citation:
History and Performance of Black Music, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003517
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref595

Musical Recordings: Choral Music, Religious Music, and Work Songs

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound recordings
Music
Place:
United States
Date:
circa 1980s
Scope and Contents:
Musical recordings performed by Robert Shaw, Grant Williams, The Robert Shaw Chorale, Alan Lomax, Mississippi Chorus, South Carolina Chain Gang, Texas Chain Gang, and Prisoners At the Mississippi and Louisiana State Penitentiaries.
Music. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Undated.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Music  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Choral music  Search this
Sacred music  Search this
Work songs  Search this
Chain gangs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Music
Citation:
Musical Recordings: Choral Music, Religious Music, and Work Songs, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003511-2
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref612

Recording of Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound recordings
Music
Place:
United States
Scope and Contents:
Recording of Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho performed by The Hall Johnson Choir.
Music. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Undated.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Music  Search this
Choral music  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Music
Citation:
Recording of Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003434
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref614

Anacostia Neighborhood Museum: 3rd Anniversary Celebration

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Ahmad Jamal Trio  Search this
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
The Colombians  Search this
Anderson, Stanley J.  Search this
Dale, Almore  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993  Search this
Hope, Marion C.  Search this
Horn, Shirley  Search this
Jamal, Ahmad, 1930-  Search this
Jones, Alton  Search this
Kinard, John, 1936-1989  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
3 sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound recordings
Music
Awards
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1970
Scope and Contents:
On September 13, 1970, Stanley J. Anderson, Marion Hope, Alton Jones, and Almore Dale presented with Anacostia Neighborhood Museum (ANM) Founders' Awards. John Kinard announces night before Distinguished Service Awards were presented to Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie. After the presentation of his Distinguished Service Award, jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal performs with accompanists (Ahmad Jamal Trio). The trio also performs with The Colombians. The Young People's Choir of the Bethlehem Baptist Church (Anacostia) perform spirituals. A another group performs Evolution of the Black Man in Jazz which shows the changes the black man went through in music from before he came to America up until today. Other musicians perform spirituals, gospel and jazz music. Shirley Horn also performs. John Kinard speaks in celebration of the 3rd anniversay of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. He thanks the community, ANM's staff, and day's master of ceremonies, Tony Taylor. Kinard's short speech is followed by additional musical performances.
Award presentations and music. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. AV003529-1: celebration begins at 002945. AV003530-1: celebration begins at 001926. AV003529-1 and AV003530-1: content overlaps [also on recordings: Musical Performance: Public School 186 from Harlem]. AV003529-2, AV003530-1, AV003530-2, and AV003438: content overlaps. Undated.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003529-1

ACMA AV003529-2

ACMA AV003530-1

ACMA AV003530-2
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Community museums  Search this
Museums and community  Search this
Awards  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Choral music  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Music
Awards
Citation:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum: 3rd Anniversary Celebration, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003438
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref629

Poetry Reading, Live Musical Performance, and Bible Stories

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967  Search this
Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound recordings
Drama
Music
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1970s
Scope and Contents:
Dramatic poetry reading of Langston Hughes' work, including Theme for English B and A Dream Deferred, and James Weldon Johnson's work, including Listen, Lord: A Prayer. Telling of stories from the bible, including the story of Adam and Eve in the garden, and Noah and the flood. Live musical performance includes a cappella, spirituals, and soul music.
Poetry, music, and stories. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Transcribed from physical asset: YSAI Barnwell, Columbians, Black Voices - Howard University. Undated.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003378-2
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Poetry  Search this
bible stories  Search this
Choruses, Unaccompanied  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Soul music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Drama
Music
Citation:
Poetry Reading, Live Musical Performance, and Bible Stories, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003378-1
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref645

Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters Oral History Collection

Creator:
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters  Search this
Names:
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters Oral History Collection  Search this
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church (Birmingham, Ala.)  Search this
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968  Search this
Extent:
159 video recordings (U-matic 3/4" video recordings)
1 video recording (VHS 1/2" video recording)
15 Linear feet (15 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Video recordings
Video recordings
Videocassettes
Place:
United States -- Race relations
United States -- Rural conditions
Date:
1989-1994
Scope and Contents note:
The collection, which dates from 1989 to 1994 and measures 15 linear feet, documents the reminiscences of elderly members of various African-American churches in the Atlanta area, as well as individual church histories, outstanding personalities of the South, religious expression in the South, and styles of singing and worship. The collection is comprised of audiovisual materials.
Biographical/Historical note:
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters, Inc. is the nation's largest regional interfaith cable network. AIB has been providing faith-based communities and nonprofit service organizations access to a larger audience since 1969. AIB remains a destination for international dignitaries and media representatives due to its unique programming platform, which promotes dialogue between all faiths, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. Seen in over 1,000,000 homes across 19 metro area counties, AIB is a self-supporting organization and does not allow the solicitation of funds or attacks on other faiths. Viewers can find Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and others presenting their views.
Provenance:
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters Oral History Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Negro leagues  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Women clergy  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- African Americans  Search this
Choirs (Music)  Search this
Civil rights movements -- United States  Search this
African American clergy  Search this
African American churches  Search this
African American journalists  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American poets  Search this
African American lawyers  Search this
African American soldiers  Search this
African American social reformers  Search this
African Americans -- Religious life  Search this
African Americans -- Music  Search this
African Americans -- Social life and customs  Search this
African Americans -- Social conditions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Videocassettes
Citation:
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters oral history collection exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.09-001
See more items in:
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters Oral History Collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-09-001

Encore, Robeson: Favorite Songs Vol. 2 [sound recording]

Performer:
Robeson, Paul 1898-1976  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Scotland
Great Britian
Hebrides (Scotland)
Ireland
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Jewish  Search this
Music  Search this
Local number:
MO-MONT-CT-51581-7
Monitor 51581
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Monitor Records business records 228433
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_350960

Favorite Songs, Vol. 1 [sound recording]

Performer:
Robeson, Paul 1898-1976  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Topic:
Folk songs  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Jewish  Search this
Local number:
MO-MONT-CT-51580-7
Monitor 51580
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Monitor Records business records 228433
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_351375

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