Representatives from the museums which participated in the First Annual National Black History Museums Seminar discuss "where do we go from here" in regards to forming a permanent national organization and the upcoming seminars which will take place in the other 5 cities - Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Brooklyn, and San Francisco. Business meeting took place at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Chairperson Byron Rushing moderates meeting; John Kinard is in attendance and provides preliminary remarks. Prior to the discussion, Jeff Donaldson talks about the African Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC) to be held in Lagos, Nigeria in 1977; Donaldson's talk includes a slideshow.
Seminar/Business Meeting. Part of Conference Recordings. AV000806 and AV003260: same content. AV000806, AV003068, and AV003260: content overlaps. AV003068: meeting until 001616 (followed by Alex Haley's Presentation on Genealogical Trace at the National Archives). AV004353, AV003068, and AV003260: undated. AV000806: dated 19760530.
Biographical / Historical:
The First Annual National Black History Museum Seminar was held at the Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian Castle, and the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum in Washington, D.C. from May 29 - 30, 1976. The Anacostia Neighborhood Museum was the host of the seminar. The participants include staff from the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum in Washington, D.C., Museum of African American History in Boston, DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago, African American Museum of Detroit, Society for the Preservation of Weeksville and Bedford-Stuyvesant History in Brooklyn, and African American Historical and Cultural Society in San Francisco. The goal for the seminar was to develop a national coalition of black museum professionals and further define the goals of the seminar for the future locations - Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Brooklyn, and San Francisco.
Other Archival Materials:
Related archival material - First Annual National Black History Museums Seminar: Introduction; An Afro-Centric Perspective in Museums: Dr. Leonard Jeffries; The Question of Funding Sources and Management; Seeking, Receiving, and Spending: The Financing Game; First Annual National Black History Museums Seminar: Participant Statements; First Annual National Black History Museums Seminar: Adolphus Ealey Lecture; First Annual National Black History Museum Seminar: Institution Statements.
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