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Rev. H. Rhett James papers

Creator:
James, H. Rhett, Rev.  Search this
Names:
Connally, John Bowden, 1917-1993  Search this
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978  Search this
James, H. Rhett, Rev.  Search this
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973  Search this
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963  Search this
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968  Search this
Taylor, Hobart, 1920-  Search this
Extent:
1.18 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color photographs
Newsletters
Audiocassettes
Books
Photographic prints
Oral histories (document genres)
Awards
Signatures (names)
Videocassettes
Resumes
Ephemera
Invitations
Correspondence
Clippings
Place:
Dallas (Tex.)
Date:
circa 1961-2004
Summary:
The collection, which measures 1.18 linear feet and dates from circa 1961-2004, documents the personal life and professional activities of Rev. H. Rhett James. The collection is comprised of awards, photographs, books, newspaper clippings, correspondence, invitations, newsletters, oral histories, resumes, audio- and videocassettes, and ephemera.
Scope and Contents note:
The Reverend H. Rhett James papers, which date from 1961 to 2004, document the personal and professional life of Reverend H. Rhett James. Very notable are the letters and correspondence between Reverend H. Rhett James and the United States of America President, Lyndon B. Johnson, and his cabinet. The papers include an oral history, a C.V., letters and correspondence, awards, black-and-white photographs, books, clippings. color photographs, ephemera, invitations, newsletters, photographic prints, signatures, audio cassettes, and videocassettes.
Arrangement note:
The collection is organized into four series: Series 1, Biographical, Series 2, Correspondence, Series 3, Writings, Series 4, Sound Recordings, and Series 5, Photogrpahs. One box contains Series 1, 2, and 3. Box 2 contains Series 3, and Box 4 contains Series 5.

Series 1, Biographical, 1961-2004, is comprised of a typed oral history interview with Dr. H. Rhett James, on December 21, 2002, for the Dallas Public Library's Oral History Project (Box 1/Folder 1), a typed C.V. (Box 1/Folder 2), and other biographical information in the form of newsletters, booklets, certificates, visitor passes, and card invitations.

Series 2, Correspondence, 1962-1999, is arranged alphabetically by correspondent's last name. It is comprised of typed correspondence and letters on various political and community issues. Members of Lyndon b. Johnson's administration figure prominently in this series. The miscellaneous folders contain reproduced correspondence and letters from the Lyndon B. Johnson museum. A set of original envelopes are at the end of folder 15.

Series 3, Writings, 1972, 1992, 1997, is comprised of two books and a NAACP position paper on Dallas Public Schools by Reverend H. Rhett James. The books are titled, The Audacity to Survive and Stamp your own Passport.

Series 4, Sound Recordings, 1972, 1975, 1981, undated, is comprised of 60 audio cassettes in a box. Three notable cassettes in the box contain Jesse Jackson sermons on Civil Rights, "Silver" Rights, social justice, the black church's role in Black Amerca, and religion's role in America. A majority of the tapes are sermons by H. Rhett James on mind consciousness, spiritual regeneration, empowerment, the Gospel, civil rights, social justice, and ecomonic betterment.

Series 5, Photographs, is comprised of autographed photographs by political personage, family photographs, and other photographs including H. Rhett James with prominent figures, notably one with Martin Luther King Jr. Autographed photographs include Lyndon B Johnson, Benjamin Hoover, ans Hubert Humphrey.
Biographical/Historical note:
Reverend H. Rhett James was an ardent pastor,African-American educator, and community activist, who played a role in Dallas and the larger Texas community during the Civil Rights era.

Reverend H. Rhett James (1928-2004) was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on December 1, 1928. He received his early education in the public schools of Topeka, Kansas, Nashville, Tennessee and San Antonio, Texas, he enrolled at Virginia Union University, Richomond Virginia. Upon graduation (Bachelor's 1950), he accepted a teaching position in San Antonio, and became the first African American to receive the Masters of Education Degree from Our Lady of the Lake College (1951).

Returning to his Alma Mater, Virginia Union, he taught in the Department of Education and Psychology and received his Masters of Divinty Degree (1958). Moving to Dallas to accept the pastorate of New Hope Baptist church, he enrolled in the Brite College, T.C.U. and became the first African American to receive the Masters of Theology Degree (1961). He rceived his Ph.D. degree in Urban Administration frm the University of Texas at Arlingotn (1981). He served as pastor of New Hope Baptist church until his retirement in 1986.

As a political and community activist, he headed scores of local organizations working for desegregation and human rights causes. He headed the N.A.A.C.P through severe local desegregation and human rights causes; founder and twelve year Board President of the Dallas O.I.C. (Opportunities Industrialization Center); the first black president of the Dallas War on Poverty (DCCAC); founding Board member of the Dallas Urban League and Board and Budget committee member for the Dallas United Way, ACLU, Southern Historical Association, UNCF and YMCA boards.

Rverend H. Rhett James died on March 14, 2004. He left one daughter and three sons.
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Topic:
African Americans -- Education  Search this
African American religious leaders  Search this
African American political activists  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Discrimination in employment  Search this
African Americans -- Employment  Search this
School integration  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color photographs
Newsletters
Audiocassettes
Books
Photographic prints
Oral histories (document genres)
Awards
Signatures (names)
Videocassettes
Resumes
Ephemera
Invitations
Correspondence
Clippings
Citation:
Rev. H. Rhett James papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Gregory James.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-037
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7200cd434-ea37-4d76-b744-e1be6eebb74a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-037

Rosa Parks a life in American history Darryl Mace

Author:
Mace, Darryl 1975-  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Biography
Biographies
History
Place:
Alabama
Montgomery
United States
Michigan
Detroit
États-Unis
Montgomery (Ala.)
Detroit (Mich.)
Date:
2021
20th century
20e siècle
Topic:
African Americans--Civil rights--History  Search this
African American women  Search this
Civil rights workers  Search this
African Americans  Search this
African American political activists  Search this
Noirs américains--Droits--Histoire  Search this
Noires américaines  Search this
Défenseurs des droits de l'homme  Search this
Noirs américains  Search this
Activistes noirs américains  Search this
African Americans--Civil rights  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1157092

Quitting America : the departure of a Black man from his native land / Randall Robinson

Author:
Robinson, Randall 1941-  Search this
Subject:
Robinson, Randall 1941-  Search this
Physical description:
x, 245 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Date:
2004
C2004
1980-
2001-
Topic:
African American political activists  Search this
Political activists  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Expatriation  Search this
National characteristics, American  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_726196

W.E.B. Du Bois : an American intellectual and activist / Shawn Leigh Alexander

Title:
W. E. B. Du Bois : an American intellectual and activist
Author:
Alexander, Shawn Leigh  Search this
Subject:
Du Bois, W. E. B (William Edward Burghardt) 1868-1963  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 155 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2015
Topic:
African American intellectuals  Search this
African American political activists  Search this
Civil rights workers  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1050052

Our Auntie Rosa : the family of Rosa Parks remembers her life and lessons / Sheila McCauley Keys with Eddie B. Allen Jr

Title:
Family of Rosa Parks remembers her life and lessons
Author:
Keys, Sheila McCauley  Search this
Allen, Eddie B. Jr  Search this
Subject:
Parks, Rosa 1913-2005 Family  Search this
McCauley family  Search this
Keys, Sheila McCauley Family  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 189 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Alabama
Montgomery
Michigan
Detroit
Montgomery (Ala.)
Detroit (Mich.)
Date:
2015
Topic:
African American women civil rights workers  Search this
Civil rights workers  Search this
African Americans  Search this
African American political activists  Search this
Older women  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1047563

Exhibiting authenticity : the Black Emergency Cultural Coalition's protests of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1968-71 / Caroline V. Wallace

Author:
Wallace, Caroline V  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Black Emergency Cultural Coalition  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
2015
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
African American political activists  Search this
Call number:
N81 .A887X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1052503

Journey North : the life of Richard Kemp / written by Katherine Nopper

Author:
Nopper, Katherine  Search this
Subject:
Kemp, Richard 1932-  Search this
Physical description:
67 pages : illustration, portraits (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Vermont
Burlington
Date:
2012
Topic:
City council members  Search this
African American political activists  Search this
African Americans  Search this
African Americans--Politics and government  Search this
African American labor leaders  Search this
African American labor union members  Search this
African American soldiers--History  Search this
Call number:
E185.61 .N66 2012
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1046381

African-American activism before the Civil War : the freedom struggle in the antebellum North / edited by Patrick Rael

Author:
Rael, Patrick  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 307 p. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Northeastern States
Date:
2008
19th century
Topic:
African Americans--Civil rights--History  Search this
Antislavery movements--History  Search this
African American abolitionists--History  Search this
African American civil rights workers--History  Search this
African American political activists--History  Search this
African American leadership--History  Search this
African Americans--Intellectual life  Search this
African Americans--Politics and government  Search this
Race relations  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_897098

Time longer than rope : a century of African American activism, 1850-1950 / edited by Charles M. Payne and Adam Green

Author:
Payne, Charles M  Search this
Green, Adam 1963-  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 584 p. : ill ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Southern States
Date:
2003
C2003
19th century
20th century
To 1964
1865-1951
Topic:
African Americans--Civil rights--History  Search this
African Americans--Social conditions  Search this
African American political activists--History  Search this
African American civil rights workers--History  Search this
Civil rights movements--History  Search this
Race relations  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_904619

African-American political leaders / Charles W. Carey, Jr

Author:
Carey, Charles W  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 322 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Dictionaries
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
African American politicians  Search this
African American political activists  Search this
African Americans  Search this
African American leadership  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_717275

Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, and the struggle for racial uplift / Jacqueline M. Moore

Author:
Moore, Jacqueline M. 1965-  Search this
Subject:
Washington, Booker T. 1856-1915 Political and social views  Search this
Du Bois, W. E. B (William Edward Burghardt) 1868-1963 Political and social views  Search this
Physical description:
xxvi, 194 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2003
Topic:
African American intellectuals  Search this
African American political activists  Search this
African Americans--Civil rights--History  Search this
African Americans--Intellectual life  Search this
African Americans--Politics and government  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_713919

The Black Panthers speak / edited by Philip S. Foner ; with a new foreword by Clayborne Carson

Author:
Foner, Philip Sheldon 1910-1994  Search this
Carson, Clayborne 1944-  Search this
Subject:
Black Panther Party  Search this
Physical description:
xl, 281 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Sources
Place:
United States
Date:
2002
1970
20th century
1963-1969
1969-1974
Topic:
African American political activists  Search this
Black power--History  Search this
Black nationalism--History  Search this
Black militant organizations--History  Search this
African Americans--Civil rights--History  Search this
Race relations  Search this
History  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Call number:
E185.615 .B53 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_713916

Returning home : a century of African-American repatriation / Robert Johnson, Jr

Author:
Johnson, Robert Jr  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
History
Place:
Africa
Date:
2005
©2005
19th century
Topic:
African Americans--Colonization  Search this
Back to Africa movement  Search this
African Americans--Politics and government  Search this
African American political activists  Search this
African American social reformers  Search this
Repatriation--History  Search this
Return migration--History  Search this
African Americans--Migrations--History  Search this
Black nationalism--History  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1046456

Audrey Brown PhD Dissertation: Interview with Margaret Taylor Goss Burroughs

Creator:
Brown, Audrey  Search this
American University (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Brown, Audrey  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound recordings (audio cassette)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1998
Scope and Contents:
Interviewed at DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago, IL., Margaret Taylor Goss Burroughs spoke about her early life, family, and education as well as the individuals who most influenced her. She explained how she identifies herself. Burroughs expressed her thoughts on ethnicity and how ethnic identification affected her life; her thoughts on black community, empowerment, independence, and self-determination; and her thoughts on identifying the black community as one group or many different groups. She stated groups/affiliations she belongs to/activities she is involved in, any social activism work, and how she stays in touch with African Americans and the African American community, including publications, websites, other communication/media, conferences, and celebrations/events. She explained how emphasizing African descent in one's appearance relate to social change in America. Burroughs talked about the accuracy of African American history and how African American people, particularly African American women, are portrayed. She explained how knowing history influences what is happening now and in the future; where women fit in in terms of passing on history; and what African American women can accomplish personally in their everyday lives to affect change. Burroughs described what she would change, what she would build, and what she would eliminate with unlimited power and/or resources.
Interview. Part of Audrey Brown PhD Dissertation Interviews 1997-1998. AV000184 and AV000185: same content. Dated 19980810.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV000184_B

ACMA AV000185_A

ACMA AV000185_B
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American women  Search this
Women  Search this
Ethnicity  Search this
Social action  Search this
Social change  Search this
Political science  Search this
African American political activists  Search this
Activists  Search this
African American history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Audrey Brown PhD Dissertation: Interview with Margaret Taylor Goss Burroughs, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-016, Item ACMA AV000184_A
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa761a2b4f0-0516-4291-b3bd-8d6467ad3bc7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-016-ref29

Audrey Brown PhD Dissertation: Interview with Charlene Drew Jarvis

Creator:
Brown, Audrey  Search this
American University (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Brown, Audrey  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (audio cassette)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1998
Scope and Contents:
Interviewed in her office, Charlene Drew Jarvis - councilwoman [staff person present during interview] spoke about her early life, family, and education as well as the individuals who most influenced her. She explained how she identifies herself. Jarvis expressed her thoughts on ethnicity and how ethnic identification affected her life; her thoughts on black community, empowerment, independence, and self-determination; and her thoughts on identifying the black community as one group or many different groups. She stated groups/affiliations she belongs to/activities she is involved in, any social activism work, and how she stays in touch with African Americans and the African American community, including publications, websites, other communication/media, conferences, and celebrations/events. She explained how emphasizing African descent in one's appearance relate to social change in America. Jarvis talked about the accuracy of African American history and how African American people, particularly African American women, are portrayed. She explained how knowing history influences what is happening now and in the future; where women fit in in terms of passing on history; and what African American women can accomplish personally in their everyday lives to affect change. Jarvis described what she would change, what she would build, and what she would eliminate with unlimited power and/or resources.
Interview. Part of Audrey Brown PhD Dissertation Interviews 1997-1998. Dated 19981101.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American women  Search this
Women  Search this
Ethnicity  Search this
Social action  Search this
Social change  Search this
Political science  Search this
African American political activists  Search this
Activists  Search this
African American history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Audrey Brown PhD Dissertation: Interview with Charlene Drew Jarvis, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-016, Item ACMA AV000198
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7599f08ba-a153-4501-a3c1-65eb980fe940
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-016-ref40

Audrey Brown PhD Dissertation: Interview with Karen E. Sutton

Creator:
Brown, Audrey  Search this
American University (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Brown, Audrey  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (audio cassette)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1997
Scope and Contents:
Interviewed in her home in Baltimore, MD., Karen E. Sutton (born 1950 TX) spoke about her early life, family, and education as well as the individuals who most influenced her. She talked about her work as a nurse and the field of health care. Sutton explained how she identifies herself. She expressed her thoughts on ethnicity and how ethnic identification affected her life; her thoughts on black community, empowerment, independence, and self-determination; and her thoughts on identifying the black community as one group or many different groups. She stated groups/affiliations she belongs to/activities she is involved in, any social activism work, and how she stays in touch with African Americans and the African American community, including publications, websites, other communication/media, conferences, and celebrations/events. She explained how emphasizing African descent in one's appearance relate to social change in America. Sutton talked about the accuracy of African American history and how African American people, particularly African American women, are portrayed. She explained how knowing history influences what is happening now and in the future; where women fit in in terms of passing on history; and what African American women can accomplish personally in their everyday lives to affect change. Sutton described what she would change, what she would build, and what she would eliminate with unlimited power and/or resources.
Interview. Part of Audrey Brown PhD Dissertation Interviews 1997-1998. Dated 19971211. Second date notation on asset: Nov 1997.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV000169_B
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American women  Search this
Women  Search this
Ethnicity  Search this
Communities  Search this
Social action  Search this
Social change  Search this
Political science  Search this
African American political activists  Search this
Activists  Search this
African American history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Audrey Brown PhD Dissertation: Interview with Karen E. Sutton, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-016, Item ACMA AV000169_A
See more items in:
Audrey Brown PhD Dissertation Interviews
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa76c0e1e02-090b-42f9-a988-b6de6a3685c1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-016-ref17

Audrey Brown PhD Dissertation: Interview with Aurelia Richie Downey

Creator:
Brown, Audrey  Search this
American University (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Brown, Audrey  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound recordings (audio cassette)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1998
Scope and Contents:
Interviewed in her home in Greenbelt, MD., Aurelia Richie Downey (born 1917 VA) spoke about her early life, family, and education as well as the individuals who most influenced her. She explained how she identifies herself. Downey expressed her thoughts on ethnicity and how ethnic identification affected her life; her thoughts on black community, empowerment, independence, and self-determination; and her thoughts on identifying the black community as one group or many different groups. She stated groups/affiliations she belongs to/activities she is involved in, any social activism work, and how she stays in touch with African Americans and the African American community, including publications, websites, other communication/media, conferences, and celebrations/events. She explained how emphasizing African descent in one's appearance relate to social change in America. Downey talked about the accuracy of African American history and how African American people, particularly African American women, are portrayed. She explained how knowing history influences what is happening now and in the future; where women fit in in terms of passing on history; and what African American women can accomplish personally in their everyday lives to affect change. Downey described what she would change, what she would build, and what she would eliminate with unlimited power and/or resources.
Interview. Part of Audrey Brown PhD Dissertation Interviews 1997-1998. Transcribed from AV000178: 3 of 3. Transcribed from AV000179: 1 of 3. Dated 19980618.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV000179_A

ACMA AV000179_B
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American women  Search this
Women  Search this
Ethnicity  Search this
Social action  Search this
Social change  Search this
Political science  Search this
African American political activists  Search this
Activists  Search this
African American history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Audrey Brown PhD Dissertation: Interview with Aurelia Richie Downey, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-016, Item ACMA AV000178
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa708042bf6-54e7-4714-915c-eae2ed73bbb7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-016-ref25

Audrey Brown PhD Dissertation: Interview with Mildred R. Dickerson

Creator:
Brown, Audrey  Search this
American University (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Brown, Audrey  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound recordings (audio cassette)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1998
Scope and Contents:
Interviewed in her home in Silver Spring, MD., Mildred R. Dickerson (born 1935 NY) spoke about her early life, family, and education as well as the individuals who most influenced her. She explained how she identifies herself. Dickerson expressed her thoughts on ethnicity and how ethnic identification affected her life; her thoughts on black community, empowerment, independence, and self-determination; and her thoughts on identifying the black community as one group or many different groups. She stated groups/affiliations she belongs to/activities she is involved in, any social activism work, and how she stays in touch with African Americans and the African American community, including publications, websites, other communication/media, conferences, and celebrations/events. She explained how emphasizing African descent in one's appearance relate to social change in America. Dickerson talked about the accuracy of African American history and how African American people, particularly African American women, are portrayed. She explained how knowing history influences what is happening now and in the future; where women fit in in terms of passing on history; and what African American women can accomplish personally in their everyday lives to affect change. Dickerson described what she would change, what she would build, and what she would eliminate with unlimited power and/or resources.
Interview. Part of Audrey Brown PhD Dissertation Interviews 1997-1998. AV000194 and AV000195: same content. Dated 19980205.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV000194_B

ACMA AV000195_A

ACMA AV000195_B
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American women  Search this
Women  Search this
Ethnicity  Search this
Social action  Search this
Social change  Search this
Political science  Search this
African American political activists  Search this
Activists  Search this
African American history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Audrey Brown PhD Dissertation: Interview with Mildred R. Dickerson, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-016, Item ACMA AV000194_A
See more items in:
Audrey Brown PhD Dissertation Interviews
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Audrey Brown PhD Dissertation: Interview with Mary Kimbrough

Creator:
Brown, Audrey  Search this
American University (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Brown, Audrey  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (audio cassette)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1998
Scope and Contents:
Interviewed in her store in Los Angeles, CA., Mary Kimbrough (born 1941 CA) - a collector of objects of African descent and sister of Jackie Ryan also interviewed - spoke about her early life, family, and education as well as the individuals who most influenced her. She explained how she identifies herself. Kimbrough expressed her thoughts on ethnicity and how ethnic identification affected her life; her thoughts on black community, empowerment, independence, and self-determination; and her thoughts on identifying the black community as one group or many different groups. As a store owner, she talked about her community and gentrification. She stated groups/affiliations she belongs to/activities she is involved in, any social activism work, and how she stays in touch with African Americans and the African American community, including publications, websites, other communication/media, conferences, and celebrations/events. She explained how emphasizing African descent in one's appearance relate to social change in America. Kimbrough talked about the accuracy of African American history and how African American people, particularly African American women, are portrayed. She explained how knowing history influences what is happening now and in the future; where women fit in in terms of passing on history; and what African American women can accomplish personally in their everyday lives to affect change. Kimbrough described what she would change, what she would build, and what she would eliminate with unlimited power and/or resources.
Interview. Part of Audrey Brown PhD Dissertation Interviews 1997-1998. Dated 19980425.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV000159_B
General:
Title created by ACM staff based on project name and interviewee's name transcribed from physical asset.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American women  Search this
Women  Search this
Ethnicity  Search this
Communities  Search this
Social action  Search this
Social change  Search this
Political science  Search this
African American political activists  Search this
Activists  Search this
African American history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Audrey Brown PhD Dissertation: Interview with Mary Kimbrough, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-016, Item ACMA AV000159_A
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Audrey Brown PhD Dissertation Interviews
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa74e2ad434-ef8b-47e1-b96d-c8473906817e
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ead_component:sova-acma-09-016-ref9

Audrey Brown PhD Dissertation: Interview with Jackie Ryan

Creator:
Brown, Audrey  Search this
American University (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Brown, Audrey  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (audio cassette)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1998
Scope and Contents:
Interviewed in her store in Los Angeles, CA ., Jackie Ryan (born 1937 CA) - sister of Mary Kimbrough, also interviewed for this project - spoke about her early life, family, and education as well as the individuals who most influenced her. She explained how she identifies herself. Ryan expressed her thoughts on ethnicity and how ethnic identification affected her life; her thoughts on black community, empowerment, independence, and self-determination; and her thoughts on identifying the black community as one group or many different groups. She stated groups/affiliations she belongs to/activities she is involved in, any social activism work, and how she stays in touch with African Americans and the African American community, including publications, websites, other communication/media, conferences, and celebrations/events. She explained how emphasizing African descent in one's appearance relate to social change in America. Ryan talked about the accuracy of African American history and how African American people, particularly African American women, are portrayed. She explained how knowing history influences what is happening now and in the future; where women fit in in terms of passing on history; and what African American women can accomplish personally in their everyday lives to affect change. Ryan described what she would change, what she would build, and what she would eliminate with unlimited power and/or resources.
Interview. Name on release form: Jacqueline Ryan. Part of Audrey Brown PhD Dissertation Interviews 1997-1998. Dated 19980425.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV000189_B
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American women  Search this
Women  Search this
Ethnicity  Search this
Social action  Search this
Social change  Search this
Political science  Search this
African American political activists  Search this
Activists  Search this
African American history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Audrey Brown PhD Dissertation: Interview with Jackie Ryan, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-016, Item ACMA AV000189_A
See more items in:
Audrey Brown PhD Dissertation Interviews
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa782950466-9168-4f8a-a143-b3300a4c5f62
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-016-ref33

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