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Pearl Bowser Audiovisual Collection

Names:
Andrade-Watkins, Claire  Search this
Bambara, Toni Cade  Search this
Dash, Julie  Search this
Gerima, Haile  Search this
Gunn, Bill, 1934-1989  Search this
Jafa, Arthur  Search this
Jones, Robert Earl, 1904-2006  Search this
Massiah, Louis  Search this
Micheaux, Oscar, 1884-1951  Search this
Moses, Ethel  Search this
Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976  Search this
Sanchez, Sonia, 1934- (poet, reader)  Search this
Snead, James A., 1953-1989  Search this
Spence, Louise, 1945-  Search this
Tucker, Lorenzo  Search this
Donor:
Bowser, Pearl, 1931-  Search this
Extent:
approximately 100 Motion picture films
213 Sound cassettes (7 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion picture films
Sound cassettes
Sound cassette
Oral histories (document genres)
16mm motion picture film
Vhs (videotape format)
Place:
England
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Roanoke (Va.)
Memphis (Tenn.)
Date:
bulk 1920-2001
Biographical / Historical:
Pearl Bowser is a filmmaker, producer, author, lecturer, and highly acclaimed scholar of African American film who is recognized as an authority on the works of Oscar Micheaux, a noted writer, director, and producer of race films from 1919 to 1948.

Born Pearl Johnson on June 25, 1931, in Sugar Hill, Harlem, New York, she was named after her mother (also Pearl Johnson), a domestic worker who had been raised in a Catholic nunnery. On occasional Saturdays, the younger Pearl would accompany her mother to work in apartments in lower Manhattan, where she would assist her by folding handkerchiefs for a small allowance. After moving to a lower part of Harlem when she was about four years old, she met Harlem entrepreneur "Bumpy" Johnson, for whom she and other children in the neighborhood did odd jobs such as counting coins or attending to his ice-cream stand. Johnson, who would sometimes give the children joy rides in his Cadillac, occasionally allowed Pearl and the other children to borrow books from his extensive library, provided that they read them and submitted to a quiz.

As a child, Bowser had several racist encounters. For example, one of her white kindergarten teachers at her elementary school wore gloves in the classroom as to not touch Black pupils. She was also occasionally teased for having a gap between her teeth but felt insulated from sustained bullying because she had several older brothers who sometimes protected her. On a separate occasion, when she was about nine years old, her mother sent her on a trip from New York to the South to visit relatives. Although her mother had purchased tickets for her to be in a Pullman car, when she changed trains in Washington, DC., she was forced to ride in the car behind the engine, which left her covered in soot.

An avid reader, Pearl excelled in elementary and high school and received a scholarship to attend Brooklyn College, where she majored in biology. She supplemented her income by recording the numbers in one of Bumpy Johnson's shops. Disappointed with the quality of the education she was receiving, Bowser withdrew from Brooklyn College, eventually landing a job at CBS where she worked on a team that analyzed Nielsen ratings.

In 1955, Pearl married fellow New Yorker LeRoy Bowser. By the mid-1960s, although Pearl and LeRoy Bowser had separate interests, they both were working simultaneously in the civil rights movement. While LeRoy was active in Brooklyn CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) and went to the South in the summer to teach for what was the beginning of HeadStart, Pearl, along with other production activists, took to the streets documenting African American culture and issues—working to bring these films to schools. Additionally, Bowser wanted to write a cookbook to earn funds for Brooklyn's CORE organization. She was approached by David Davis, the editor of Tuesday Magazine. Tuesday had distribution in the Herald Tribune across the country as a Sunday supplement. As the urban-world magazine exploded in Black communities, "Joan" Bowser's two-page pictorials on Southern cooking with a set of recipes became very popular in the five years she wrote them. Bowser retained copyrights to the articles, and easily completed her cookbook a short time later.

Bowser's colleague at ABC, Charles Hobson, found a used book written by Peter Noble about Black films and Oscar Micheaux. The volume was slim and contained what little information contained in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) files. Hobson and his colleagues wanted to write a book about the topic, and they assigned Bowser to begin the research. As part of the project, Bowser went to California to interview actors who may have been in early Black films or may have worked with Micheaux. What she learned began her intensive scholarship into Micheaux and his fellow filmmakers.

In 1971, she organized her first film festival, the Black Film History Series. In 1979, she organized the nation's first American women's film festival in New York City. She also presented a major retrospective, Independent Black American Cinema 1920-1980, which toured the country during 1981 and 1982. She also directed the Journey Across Three Continents film and lecture series, which toured the country from 1983-1985. Bowser also served as president of the prestigious Flaherty Film Seminar in 1987. In 1989, she, alongside Grant Munro, programmed the 35th Flaherty Film Seminar, which featured films such as Finzan, Zajota and the Boogie Spirit, Daughters of the Dust, and many more. She has also been a judge at the world-renown Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESCPACO) in Burkina Faso (formerly known as Upper Volta).

In the 1980s Bowser was awarded an independent artists grant by the Ford Foundation to travel west and collect oral histories from individuals in Oscar Micheaux's orbit, loosely following the route he would have travelled decades earlier. Stopping in cities such as Roanoke, Virginia; Memphis, Tennessee; and Jackson, Mississippi, she collected dozens of oral histories from actors, actresses etc. that knew Oscar Micheaux. Through this research she became an eminent figure in the Black independent film industry. Working as a programmer, she travelled around the United States and the world showing films by domestic and Black filmmakers within the Diaspora.

Despite her wealth of experience working as a programmer, it wasn't until the 1990s that Bowser made her directorial debut with the documentary film Midnight Ramble. Funded by American Experience, the film looks at African Americans and Hollywood movies from 1910 through the 1950s. In 2000, she, along with Louise Spence, co-authored Writing Himself into History: Oscar Micheaux, His Silent Films and His Audiences, a book about the pioneering filmmaker. Additionally, she is founder and director of Chamba Educational Film Services, a film distribution company that specialized in distributing films by African American filmmakers. In the early 1980s, she renamed her company/collection as African Diaspora Images, a collection of historical and contemporary films documenting Black film history. She subsequently joined Third World Newsreel, where she was director of their theater department.

In 2012, Pearl Bowser donated her extensive collection of books, sound cassettes, films, film memorabilia, and papers to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Sources:

1940 United States Federal Census; New York, New York, New York, population schedule, p. 61B, house number 1486, family 195, Pearl Bowser; Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012 accessed: 10 Sept 2022); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm: m-t0627-02665

Bowser, Pearl. Pearl Bowser Oral History. Interview by Tuliza Fleming and Jennifer Lyon, July 21, 2011.
Provenance:
Acquired as a donation from Pearl Bowser in 2012.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to collection materials requires an appointment.
Occupation:
Filmmakers  Search this
Actors -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Documentary films  Search this
Film festivals  Search this
African American actors  Search this
African American actresses  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Race films  Search this
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
African American women authors  Search this
Meetings  Search this
Conferences  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Amateur films  Search this
Motion picture soundtracks  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Radio broadcasts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound cassette
Oral histories (document genres)
16mm motion picture film
VHS (videotape format)
Citation:
Pearl Bowser Collection, National Museum of African American History and Culture
Identifier:
NMAAHC.A2012.79.AV
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Pearl Bowser Audiovisual Collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/io3209e9c6d-3045-4a0a-941e-6519385b18d5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmaahc-a2012-79-av

Everett, Francine

Extent:
2 Sound cassettes
Container:
Box 3, Cassette 6
Box 6, Cassette 19
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound cassettes
Date:
1987 December 30
Object ID #:
2012.79.3.75.1a, 2012.79.3.197.1a
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to collection materials requires an appointment.
Collection Citation:
Pearl Bowser Collection, National Museum of African American History and Culture
See more items in:
Pearl Bowser Audiovisual Collection
Pearl Bowser Audiovisual Collection / Series 3: Audio Tape / 3.2: Oral Histories / Museum of the Moving Image Oral History Project
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/io3ae9b6522-6aa5-4ef6-8f22-e3cba3c35d78
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-a2012-79-av-ref19
Online Media:

American people

Interviewer:
Gioni, Massimiliano  Search this
Curator:
Carrion-Murayari, Gary  Search this
Author:
Lippard, Lucy R.,  Search this
Godfrey, Mark (Mark Benjamin),)  Search this
Baraka, Amiri 1934-2014  Search this
Brooks, LeRonn P  Search this
Bryan-Wilson, Julia  Search this
Cooks, Bridget R. 1972-  Search this
Whitley, Zoé  Search this
Casteel, Jordan  Search this
Self, Tschabalala 1990-  Search this
Brackens, Diedrick 1989-  Search this
Wallace, Michele  Search this
Interviewee:
Ringgold, Faith  Search this
Author:
Container of (work): Ringgold, Faith Works Selections  Search this
Host institution:
New Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum  Search this
Publisher:
Phaidon Press  Search this
Subject:
New Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
239 pages illustrations (chiefly color), color map, portraits (chiefly color) 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Interviews
Expositions
Exhibition catalogs
Essays
Illustrated works
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
2022
21st century
20th century
Topic:
African American women artists  Search this
Art, American  Search this
African American art  Search this
African American quilts  Search this
African Americans--History--In art  Search this
African Americans in art  Search this
Femmes artistes noires américaines  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.R5823 G48 2022
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1158037

Training aircraft used by Tuskegee Institute

Subject of:
Boeing Corporation, American, founded 1916  Search this
Tuskegee Airmen, 1941 - 1946  Search this
Maycie Herrington, American, 1918 - 2016  Search this
Paul Adams, American, 1920 - 2013  Search this
Charles E. McGee, American, 1919 - 2022  Search this
Nancy Leftenant-Colon, American, born 1920  Search this
Wilbur Mason, American, 1924 - 2016  Search this
Samuel Wesley Henderson, American, 1921 - 2016  Search this
Cyril O. Bryon, American, 1920 - 2015  Search this
George M. Boyd, American, 1926 - 2018  Search this
William J. Childs, American, 1923 - 2013  Search this
Alexander Jefferson, American, 1921 - 2022  Search this
Leroy Eley, American, 1927 - 2012  Search this
Oliver Goodall, American, 1922 - 2010  Search this
Charles Lane, American, 1925 - 2013  Search this
Thurston Gaines Jr., American, 1922 - 2016  Search this
Lee Archer Jr., American, 1919 - 2010  Search this
Earl Martin, American, 1924 - 2019  Search this
Franklin J. Macon, American, 1923 - 2020  Search this
Rusty Burns, American, 1925 - 2022  Search this
Asa D. Herring Jr., American, 1926 - 2022  Search this
James E. Randall, American, 1926 - 2019  Search this
William H. Holloman III, American, 1924 - 2010  Search this
Robert Holts, American, 1924 - 2021  Search this
Leonard Hall, American, 1926 - 2013  Search this
James Harvey, American, born 1923  Search this
Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, American, 1922 - 2016  Search this
Samuel C. Hunter Jr., American, 1919 - 2013  Search this
Leo R. Gray, American, 1924 - 2016  Search this
Quentin Smith, American, 1918 - 2013  Search this
Oscar C. Gadson Jr., American, 1919 - 2021  Search this
James C. Warren, American, 1923 - 2014  Search this
Robert Ashby, American, 1926 - 2021  Search this
Used by:
Tuskegee Institute, American, founded 1881  Search this
Medium:
steel, aluminum, copper alloy, wood, polyester, rubber, plastic
Dimensions:
H x W x D (2011.82.1): 114 × 386 × 300 in. (289.6 × 980.4 × 762 cm)
H x W x D (2011.82.2 baggage claim door): 21 1/2 × 30 3/4 × 2 3/4 in. (54.6 × 78.1 × 7 cm)
Type:
training aircraft
Date:
ca. 1944
Topic:
African American  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Military  Search this
Tuskegee Airmen  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.82.1-.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Transportation Vehicles
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e994f4e9-bef9-41b4-86d9-a2b0ce43f9fc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.82.1-.2
Online Media:

FBI Wanted poster for Angela Davis

Created by:
Federal Bureau of Investigation, American, founded 1908  Search this
Subject of:
Angela Y. Davis, American, born 1944  Search this
Signed by:
J. Edgar Hoover, American, 1935 - 1972  Search this
Medium:
lithographic ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 16 x 10 7/16 in. (40.6 x 26.5 cm)
Type:
posters
Place made:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
August 18, 1970
Topic:
African American  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Law  Search this
Politics  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Andrew Breitbart and Michael Silver
Object number:
2012.146
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Movement:
Black Power (Black Pride)
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e300c946-46e3-4f80-a215-7f82a29504b3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.146

Lobby card for the film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Created by:
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., founded 1919  Search this
Subject of:
Sidney Poitier, Bahamian American, 1927 - 2022  Search this
Spencer Tracy, American, 1900 - 1967  Search this
Katharine Hepburn, American, 1907 - 2003  Search this
Katharine Houghton, American, born 1945  Search this
Directed by:
Stanley Kramer, 1913 - 2001  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 × 14 in. (27.9 × 35.6 cm)
Type:
lobby cards
Place printed:
Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1967
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Hollywood (Film)  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.108.9.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1967 Columbia Pictures Corporation. All rights reserved. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5550809d6-eee5-4d2f-b964-a696c2f8db4e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.108.9.2
Online Media:

Window card for The Bronze Venus

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Mantan Moreland, American, 1902 - 1973  Search this
Herb Jeffries, American, 1913 - 2014  Search this
Flournoy Miller, American, 1885 - 1971  Search this
Buck and Bubbles, American, founded 1919  Search this
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Ralph Cooper, American, 1908 - 1992  Search this
John L. Criner, American, 1898 - 1965  Search this
Basin Street Boys, American, 1945 - 1951  Search this
The Cats and the Fiddle, American, 1937 - 1951  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 22 1/8 × 14 in. (56.2 × 35.6 cm)
Type:
window cards
Place used:
Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1943
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Dance  Search this
Film  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musical films  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Race films  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.118.147
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
A Cinema Apart: African American Film Memorabilia (Larry Richards Collection)
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54368505d-f5c2-4ead-b276-5f837a9823a8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.118.147
Online Media:

Poster for African Liberation Day

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Attributed to:
All-African People's Revolutionary Party, founded 1958  Search this
Owned by:
Jan Bailey, American, 1942 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
paper, printing ink
Dimensions:
H x W: 16 13/16 × 11 1/16 in. (42.7 × 28.1 cm)
Type:
posters
Place used:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1977
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Africa  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Communication  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Politics  Search this
Resistance  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Catherine M. Bailey
Object number:
2013.200.3.1-3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Exhibition:
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 1, C1 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5bf50caf0-52a9-4096-9379-95826c568a19
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.200.3.1-3
Online Media:

The Klan Edition of the Kourier Magazine, Vol. 5, April 1929, No. 5

Written by:
Ku Klux Klan, 2nd, American, 1915 - 1944  Search this
Published by:
Ku Klux Klan, 2nd, American, 1915 - 1944  Search this
Subject of:
Ku Klux Klan, 2nd, American, 1915 - 1944  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (2014.252.5.1 closed): 8 1/16 × 4 15/16 × 1/16 in. (20.4 × 12.6 × 0.2 cm)
H x W x D (2014.252.5.1 open): 8 1/16 × 9 13/16 × 1/16 in. (20.4 × 24.9 × 0.2 cm)
H x W x D (2014.252.5.2 closed): 8 1/16 × 4 15/16 × 1/16 in. (20.4 × 12.6 × 0.2 cm)
H x W x D (2014.252.5.2 open): 8 1/16 × 9 13/16 × 1/16 in. (20.4 × 24.9 × 0.2 cm)
Type:
journals (periodicals)
Place printed:
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1929
Topic:
African American  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Fraternal organizations  Search this
Mass media  Search this
United States History  Search this
White supremacy movements  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, A Gift of the Bunch Family
Object number:
2014.258.5.1-.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd551d78cde-cd4d-4f6d-99c9-66142db399ae
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.258.5.1-.2
Online Media:

I Spy #2

Published by:
Gold Key Comics, American, 1962 - 1984  Search this
Subject of:
Bill Cosby, American, born 1937  Search this
Robert Culp, American, 1930 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, metal
Dimensions:
H x W: 10 1/4 × 7 1/4 in. (26 × 18.4 cm)
H x W (open): 10 1/4 × 14 1/2 in. (26 × 36.8 cm)
Type:
comic books
Date:
1967
Topic:
African American  Search this
Amusements  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Television  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.53.9.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1967, Three F Productions. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5391959c1-96b7-46de-83b6-b815bd7679cc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.53.9.2
Online Media:

Chair used in the music video "Scream" by Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson

Designed by:
Ron Arad, British Israeli, born 1951  Search this
Used by:
Michael Jackson, American, 1958 - 2009  Search this
Janet Jackson, American, born 1966  Search this
Medium:
leather, foam, and wood
Dimensions:
H x W: 36 3/4 × 50 3/4 × 38 in. (93.3 × 128.9 × 96.5 cm)
Type:
armchairs
props (object genres)
Date:
1995
Topic:
African American  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Rock and roll (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.97.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© Ron Arad. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Props and set design
Movement:
Afrofuturism
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5988bcfc7-7aba-4a85-963f-6aec19ad90a7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.97.1
Online Media:

Stock certificate for Birth of a Race Photoplay Corporation

Issued by:
Birth of a Race Photoplay Corporation, American, founded 1916  Search this
Printed by:
J. W. Middleton & Co. Stationers, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with foil
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 1/4 × 10 7/8 in. (21 × 27.6 cm)
Type:
certificates
Place printed:
Chicago, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
March 16, 1918
Topic:
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Business  Search this
Film  Search this
Finance  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Race films  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.97.20.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c934723d-ebd2-482a-9432-96fa38a2e9d8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.97.20.1
Online Media:

Antigone en Créole

Written by:
Félix Morisseau-Leroy, Haitian, 1912 - 1998  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8 9/16 × 5 5/8 × 3/16 in. (21.8 × 14.3 × 0.5 cm)
Place printed:
Morne Hercule, Pétion-Ville, Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
1953
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Communities  Search this
Language  Search this
Literature  Search this
Tragedy (Theatre)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2018.47
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd531fd2b6f-5cc7-4ba5-ae09-4ecd8f39d241
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.47
Online Media:

Flier for "A Punk Rock Elvis Weekend Disco" at the Bronx River Center

Designed by:
Eddie Ed, American  Search this
Distributed by:
Nubian Productions, American  Search this
Subject of:
Afrika Bambaataa, American, born 1957  Search this
DJ Jazzy Jay, American, born 1961  Search this
Kool DJ Red Alert, American, born 1956  Search this
Lisa Lee, American  Search this
Master Ice, American  Search this
Mr. Biggs, American  Search this
Pow Wow, American  Search this
Hutch-Hutch, American  Search this
MC Ice-Ice, American, died 2012  Search this
Buddy Esquire, American, 1959 - 2014  Search this
T-Connection, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 6 5/16 × 8 9/16 in. (16.1 × 21.7 cm)
Type:
fliers (printed matter)
Place depicted:
Bronx, New York City, Bronx County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1980
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Design  Search this
Graphic design  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2020.54.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown – Restrictions Possible
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Dyakout 1, 2, 3, 4

Written by:
Félix Morisseau-Leroy, Haitian, 1912 - 1998  Search this
Published by:
Haitiana Publications, Inc., American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8 1/2 × 5 1/2 × 1/2 in. (21.6 × 14 × 1.3 cm)
Type:
paperbacks
Place printed:
Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Cultural Place:
Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
1990
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
International affairs  Search this
Language  Search this
Literature  Search this
Migrations  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2021.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© Félix Morisseau-Leroy. Permission required for use.
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd595266f27-5c16-4d4c-aec9-f1b4406799c7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.1

The Taste of Country Cooking

Written by:
Edna Lewis, American, 1916 - 2006  Search this
Published by:
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., American, founded 1915  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D (a: open): 8 7/16 × 13 1/2 × 9/16 in. (21.5 × 34.3 × 1.4 cm)
H x W x D (a: closed): 8 7/16 × 6 7/16 × 1 in. (21.5 × 16.4 × 2.5 cm)
H x W (b: open): 8 7/16 × 21 5/16 in. (21.5 × 54.1 cm)
H x W (b: closed): 8 7/16 × 6 1/2 in. (21.5 × 16.5 cm)
Type:
cookbooks
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Cultural Place:
Freetown, Albemarle County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1976
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Foodways  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Carole Darden-Lloyd and Norman Darden
Object number:
2021.27.4ab
Restrictions & Rights:
© Edna Lewis. Permission required for use.
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd518599cbd-6b9a-474c-ac6d-c1337e1b2aa5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.27.4ab

Distortion pedal owned Vernon Reid

Manufactured by:
RAT Distortion, American, founded 1978  Search this
Owned by:
Vernon Reid, American, born 1958  Search this
Subject of:
Living Colour, American, founded 1984  Search this
Medium:
metal and plastic ,
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 24 × 18 × 3 in. (61 × 45.7 × 7.6 cm)
Type:
equipment for music
Place made:
Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1988
Topic:
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Rock and roll (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Donated by Vernon Reid
Object number:
2021.92.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No known copyright restrictions
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Classification:
Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51d8683ef-db59-4c7d-9757-36fd3586a8b1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.92.3
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How Martin Luther King Jr.'s Death Set a War in Motion

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2012-02-22T21:18:50.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
YouTube Channel:
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EDAN-URL:
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One of America's Greatest National Monuments

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2012-02-22T21:27:26.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
YouTube Channel:
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EDAN-URL:
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Striking Images Show African Americans Defying Stereotypes

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-01-29T19:02:51.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
YouTube Channel:
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edanmdm:yt_yezgqYjpMYg

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