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Catherine Burt vertical file on black women

Creator:
Burt, Catherine  Search this
Names:
Alexander, Sadie Tanner Mossell, 1898-1989  Search this
Bethune, Mary McLeod, 1875-1955  Search this
Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000  Search this
Cobb, Jewel Plummer, 1924-  Search this
Coppin, Fanny Jackson  Search this
Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-  Search this
Dunham, Katherine  Search this
Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins, 1825-1911  Search this
Lee, Jarena, b. 1783  Search this
Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005  Search this
Parsons, Lucy E. (Lucy Eldine), 1853-1942  Search this
Powers, Harriet, 1837-1911  Search this
Rudolph, Wilma, 1940-  Search this
Smith, Bessie, 1894-1937  Search this
Truth, Sojourner, d. 1883  Search this
Tubman, Harriet, 1820?-1913  Search this
Walker, Alice, 1944-  Search this
Walker, Maggie  Search this
Wells-Barnett, Ida B., 1862-1931  Search this
Wright, Jane Cooke., Dr., 1919-  Search this
Extent:
1.42 Linear feet ((2 boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Articles
Photocopies
Correspondence
Pamphlets
Brochures
Clippings
Date:
circa 1980s
Summary:
The collection, which dates from the 1980s and measures 1.42 linear feet, was compiled in the course of preparations for the "Black Women: Achievements Against the Odds" exhibit, which was staged at the Anacostia Museum from February 1976 to December 1976. This collection documents the lives and achievements of African American women in a variety of fields, including law, medicine, education, politics, science and the arts. The collection is comprised of documents, magazine and newspaper clippings, correspondence, photocopies, brochures and pamphlets.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African American women educators  Search this
African American women jazz singers  Search this
African American women executives  Search this
African American women journalists  Search this
African American clergy  Search this
African American abolitionists  Search this
African American women artists  Search this
African American women athletes  Search this
African American women authors  Search this
African American women civil rights workers  Search this
African American women scientists  Search this
African American women political activists  Search this
African American women poets  Search this
African American women physicians  Search this
African American women librarians  Search this
African American women legislators  Search this
African American women lawyers  Search this
African American women judges  Search this
African American women singers  Search this
African American women social reformers  Search this
Women clergy  Search this
African American soldiers  Search this
African American women  Search this
African American women entertainers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles
Photocopies
Correspondence
Pamphlets
Brochures
Clippings
Citation:
Catherine Burt vertical file on Black women, circa 1980s, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Catherine Burt.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-065
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-065

Sketches from Life Slide Show for the Black Women Exhibit

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000  Search this
Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins, 1825-1911  Search this
Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005  Search this
Truth, Sojourner, d. 1883  Search this
Tubman, Harriet, 1820?-1913  Search this
Walker, Maggie Lena, 1867-1934  Search this
Wells-Barnett, Ida B., 1862-1931  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
3 Sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Narration
Music
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1984
Scope and Contents:
Narrator, for the Sketches from Life slide show, provides biographical vignettes of Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Rosa Parks, Maggie Lena Walker, and Gwendolyn Brooks.
Narration and music. Part of Black Women: Achievements Against the Odds Audiovisual Records. AV00310, AV003315, AV003383-1: same content. AV003315-1: narration until 001130, followed by static and beeps. AV003315-2: narration begins at 001234, preceded by static and beeps. AV003310: dated 19841031. AV003315 and AV003383: undated.
Biographical / Historical:
Photographs, artifacts, a slide show, and films form the exhibition - Black women: Achievements Against the Odds - that examines the contributions of 113 American black women in such areas as government, education, fine arts, civil rights, medicine, law, and industry. The women represent the world-famous as well as the little-known and include poet Phillis Wheatley, former Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare Patricia Roberts Harris, educator Nannie Helen Burroughs, the first female editor-in-chief of the Boston University Law Review Clara Burrill Bruce, author Maya Angelou, sculptor Edmonia Lewis, and businesswoman Eartha M.M. White. The exhibition was created and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service; and it was on display at Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from February 8, 1976 - January 2, 1977 and October 21, 1984 - June 30, 1985.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003315-1

ACMA AV003315-2

ACMA AV003383-1
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
Women  Search this
Abolitionists  Search this
African American abolitionists  Search this
Human Rights  Search this
Women's rights  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Narration
Music
Citation:
Sketches from Life Slide Show for the Black Women Exhibit, Exhibition Records AV03-028, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-028, Item ACMA AV003310-1
See more items in:
Black women: achievements against the odds exhibition records
Black women: achievements against the odds exhibition records / Series ACMA AV03-028: Black Women: Achievements Against the Odds Audiovisual Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-028-ref659

Moses Moon Civil Rights Movement Audio Collection

Creator:
McNamara, Norris  Search this
Moon, Moses  Search this
Names:
Freedom Singers  Search this
Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990  Search this
Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993  Search this
Baez, Joan  Search this
Baker, Ella, 1903-1986  Search this
Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975  Search this
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987  Search this
Barry, Marion, 1936-  Search this
Bikel, Theodore  Search this
Carawan, Guy  Search this
Conyers, John, 1929-  Search this
Donaldson, Ivanhoe  Search this
Dylan, Bob, 1941-  Search this
Ferebee, Dorothy Boulding , 1898?-1980  Search this
Forman, James, 1928-2005  Search this
Gregory, Dick  Search this
Guyot, Lawrence, 1939-  Search this
Hamer, Fannie Lou  Search this
Height , Dorothy I. (Dorothy Irene), 1912-2010  Search this
Horne, Lena  Search this
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968  Search this
Lewis, John  Search this
Moses, Robert  Search this
Moses, Robert Parris  Search this
Odetta, 1930-2008  Search this
Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Reagon, Cordell  Search this
Robinson , Amelia Boynton, 1911-2015  Search this
Robinson, Jackie  Search this
Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Sherrod, Charles, 1937-  Search this
Shuttlesworth, Fred L., 1922-2011  Search this
Extent:
4 Cubic feet (18 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Sound recordings
Date:
1963-1964
Summary:
Recorded by Moses Moon (known at the time as Alan Ribback) and assisted by Norris McNamara during 1963 and 1964, the collection includes audio recordings of interviews with civil rights leaders and participants as well as free-style recordings of mass meetings, voter registration events, and other gatherings organized by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). This collection provides a mostly unfiltered documentation of significant moments in the civil rights movement.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 115 reel to reel audio recordings containing interviews, mass meetings, demonstrations, and conversations concerning the civil rights movement, and in particular the voter registration drives organized by SNCC in Alabama and Mississippi in 1963 and 1964. Mass meetings were recorded in Greenwood, Mississippi; Americus, Georgia; Selma, Alabama; Jackson, Mississippi; Danville, Virginia; Washington, D.C.; Hattiesburg, Mississippi; and Indianola, Mississippi. Major demonstrations recorded include the March on Washington in August of 1963, Freedom Day in Selma, Alabama in October of 1963, and Freedom Day in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in January of 1964. Interviews with SNCC workers include Julian Bond, John Lewis, James Forman, Bruce Gordon, Prathia Hall, Ivanhoe Donaldson, Bob Moses, Avery Williams, Willie Peacock, Bruce Boynton and his mother, as well as dozens of others involved in the movement, who are named in the collection inventory. Many of those interviewed were actively involved in strategizing and carrying out SNCC demonstrations and political actions, and many were victims of death threats, beatings, unlawful arrest, police brutality, and torture and abuse in prison. These interviews contain detailed eyewitness accounts and personal testimony regarding these experiences, as well as personal history and thoughts about the movement, the South, and the future.

It is clear from what we know of the dates and locations of these recordings, as well as from documentation of these events in other sources, that many of these recordings are unique documents of important events in American history, which may also contain the commentary of important political and cultural figures who were involved in the movement. For example, an article by Howard Zinn recounts how an unidentified man recorded James Baldwin on October 7, 1963, Freedom Day in Selma, on the steps of the courthouse. Baldwin was furious at the lack of support from nearby federal agents as state troopers advanced on peaceful demonstrators. One of the tapes dated October 7, 1963, originally labeled "courthouse interviews," appears to be this recoding, although Baldwin is not named. The same article (available in The Howard Zinn Reader) recounts the mass meetings which led up to that demonstration, at which actor Dick Gregory gave a rousing sermon as his wife sat in jail for demonstrating in Selma. The Moses Moon Collection may be the only existing audio recording of that sermon as well as many other sermons and speeches.

Moses Moon changed his name after these recordings were made. He is referred to in the finding aid as Alan Ribback because that name is used on the recordings.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in two series.Series 1 is in chronological order to the degree recording dates can be determined, and is based on the locations and dates provided by Moon in his description or gleaned from the recordings themselves and other secondary sources. Series 1 contains 17 groups of recordings.

Moon's original numbers are recorded in the column next to the descriptions. Following the first four Greenwood tapes, which are numbered sequentially, Moon's numbering system took the first two letters of the town in which the recordings were made, a one (1), a decimal, and then a tape number. Numbers preceding the town code refer to the recording day. "N" numbers were later assigned by Moon to the 7" reels only, after the original recordings were made, possibly during editing or when the tapes were made available to the Program in African American Culture.

Series 1, Original Tapes

1. Greenwood, Mississippi; Spring 1963; 4 7" reels

2. Chicago, Illinois; August 9, 12, 1963; 2 5" reels

3. Americus, Georgia; August 17, 1963; 5 5" reels, 1 7" reel

4. Atlanta, Georgia; August 21, 1963; 1 5" reel

5. Washington, D.C.; August 26-28, 1963; 6 5", 8 7" reels

6. Atlanta, Georgia; September 8, 1963; 4 5" reels

7. Selma, Alabama; September 29-October 7, 1963; 11 5" reels, 16 7" reels

8. Gadsden, Alabama; October 23, 1963; 2 5" reels

9. Jackson, Mississippi; Fall/Winter 1963; 11 7" reels

10. Greenwood, Mississippi; c. November 3, 1963; 3 5" reels, 4 7" reels

11. Danville, Virginia; 1963; 6 7" reels

12. Washington, D.C.; soon after November 22, 1963; 6 7" reels

13. Washington, D.C.; late 1963, or possibly during MOW; 10 7" reels

14. Hattiesburg, Mississippi; January 1964; 9 7" reels

15. Indianola, Mississippi; Summer 1964; 2 7" reels

16. Monroe County, Mississippi; August 1, 1964; 4 5" reels

17. Milton, Mississippi; August 16, 1964; 3 5" reels

Series 2, Preservation Masters consists of data DVDs for a portion of the collection.
Biographical / Historical:
Moses Moon was born Alan Ribback in 1928. During the 1950s until 1962, Ribback was the proprietor of the Gate of Horn, Chicago's premier folk music club, which featured performers including Bob Gibson, Odetta, Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Jo Mapes, Peter, Paul and Mary, Lenny Bruce, and Shelley Berman. On December 5, 1962, Lenny Bruce was arrested during a performance at the Gate of Horn along with Ribback, George Carlin, and others. As a result of the arrest and Bruce's subsequent conviction for obscenity, the club was closed by the City of Chicago, and Ribback left Chicago with Norris McNamara, an audio technician, to record folk concerts taking place in the South as part of the growing civil rights movement. From the spring of 1963 until the summer of 1964, Ribback and McNamara recorded demonstrations and mass meetings and interviewed civil rights activists, primarily those involved in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Later, Ribback moved to New York and edited his recordings into an album called Movement Soul. Ribback married Delia Moon in 1971, took her last name and changed his first name to Moses. In 1979, Bernice Reagon Johnson, working with the Program on African American Culture at the Smithsonian, contacted Moon and borrowed the recordings of mass meetings for a 1980 program on the voices of the civil rights movement. In the late 1980s, Moon was stricken with a severe case of Guillain-Barre syndrome, which left him paralyzed. Moon donated the entire collection of original recordings shortly before his death in 1993.
Related Materials:
Materials at Other Organizations

The papers of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee are held by the King Library and Archives in Atlanta, Georgia; archives@thekingcenter.org.
Provenance:
Donated by Moses and Delia Moon in 1995.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Reference copies must be used. Tapes noted in the container list have digital reference copies in the Smithsonian Institution Digital Asset Management System (DAMS).
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but copyright status unknown. Contact Archives Center staff for additional information. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African American civil rights workers.  Search this
African American preaching.  Search this
Mississippi Freedom Project  Search this
Civil rights movements  Search this
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Voter registration  Search this
African Americans -- Civil rights  Search this
African American student movements.  Search this
Folk music  Search this
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes -- Open reel
Sound recordings
Audiotapes
Citation:
Moses Moon Civil Rights Movement Audio Collection, 1963-1964, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0556
See more items in:
Moses Moon Civil Rights Movement Audio Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0556

They walked to freedom : 1955-1956 : the story of the Montgomery bus boycott / [Kenneth M. Hare]

Author:
Hare, Kenneth M  Search this
Subject:
Parks, Rosa 1913-2005  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 136 p. : ill., ports. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alabama
Montgomery
Montgomery (Ala.)
Date:
2005
C2005
20th century
Topic:
Boycotts  Search this
African Americans--Civil rights--History  Search this
Segregation in transportation--History  Search this
Civil rights movements--History  Search this
African American civil rights workers  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Call number:
F334.M79 N45 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_823232

I am Rosa Parks / by Rosa Parks with Jim Haskins ; pictures by Wil Clay

Author:
Parks, Rosa 1913-2005  Search this
Haskins, James 1941-2005-  Search this
Clay, Wil  Search this
Subject:
Parks, Rosa 1913-2005  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Place:
Alabama
Montgomery
Montgomery (Ala.)
Date:
1997
20th century
Topic:
African Americans--Biography  Search this
Civil rights workers--Biography  Search this
African Americans--Civil rights  Search this
Segregation in transportation--History  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Biography  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_726237

Rosa / Nikki Giovanni ; illustrated by Bryan Collier

Author:
Giovanni, Nikki  Search this
Ill:
Collier, Bryan  Search this
Subject:
Parks, Rosa 1913-2005  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Biography
Juvenile literature
Place:
Alabama
Montgomery
Montgomery (Ala.)
Date:
2005
20th century
Topic:
African American women  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Civil rights workers  Search this
African Americans--Civil rights--History  Search this
Segregation in transportation--History  Search this
African Americans--Civil rights  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_797097

Rosa Parks / Douglas Brinkley

Author:
Brinkley, Douglas  Search this
Subject:
Parks, Rosa 1913-2005  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 246 p. ; 20 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Alabama
Montgomery
Montgomery (Ala.)
Date:
2000
20th century
Topic:
African American women civil rights workers  Search this
Civil rights workers  Search this
African Americans--Civil rights--History  Search this
Segregation in transportation--History  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Call number:
CT275.P264 B75 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_602058

The rebellious life of Mrs. Rosa Parks / Jeanne Theoharis

Author:
Theoharis, Jeanne  Search this
Subject:
Parks, Rosa 1913-2005  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 304 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Alabama
Montgomery
Montgomery (Ala.)
Date:
2013
C2013
20th century
Topic:
African American women civil rights workers  Search this
Women civil rights workers  Search this
Civil rights workers  Search this
African Americans--Civil rights--History  Search this
Segregation in transportation--History  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1002838

Dear Mrs. Parks : a dialogue with today's youth / by Rosa Parks, with Gregory J. Reed

Author:
Parks, Rosa 1913-2005  Search this
Reed, Gregory J  Search this
Subject:
Parks, Rosa 1913-2005  Search this
Physical description:
111 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Correspondence
Juvenile literature
Life skills guides
Place:
United States
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Civil rights workers  Search this
African American children  Search this
Conduct of life  Search this
Letters  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1013734

Rosa Parks / by Eloise Greenfield ; illustrated by Gil Ashby

Author:
Greenfield, Eloise  Search this
Ill:
Ashby, Gil  Search this
Subject:
Parks, Rosa 1913-2005  Search this
Physical description:
41 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Biography
Juvenile literature
Place:
Alabama
Montgomery
Montgomery (Ala.)
Date:
1995
20th century
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Civil rights workers  Search this
African Americans--Civil rights  Search this
Segregation in transportation--History  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1014155

Mighty times [kit] : the legacy of Rosa Parks

Title:
Legacy of Rosa Parks
Author:
Teaching Tolerance (Project)  Search this
Southern Poverty Law Center  Search this
Subject:
Parks, Rosa 1913-2005  Search this
Physical description:
1 videocassette (40 min. : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.), 1 viewer's guide (24 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.), 1 text (1 p. ; 21 cm.) ; in container 27 x 22 x 4 cm
Type:
Kits
Place:
Alabama
United States
Date:
2002
20th century
1951-
Topic:
Montgomery Bus Boycott, Montgomery, Ala., 1955-1956  Search this
Civil rights movements--History  Search this
African Americans--Civil rights--History  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
History  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Call number:
video 001310
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1014625

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

Rosa Parks : a biography / Joyce A. Hanson

Author:
Hanson, Joyce Ann  Search this
Subject:
Parks, Rosa 1913-2005  Search this
Physical description:
xxiv, 186 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Alabama
Montgomery
Montgomery (Ala.)
Date:
2011
C2011
20th century
Topic:
African American women civil rights workers  Search this
Civil rights workers  Search this
African Americans--Civil rights--History  Search this
Segregation in transportation--History  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_986166

Rosa's bus / Jo S. Kittinger ; illustrated by Steven Walker

Author:
Kittinger, Jo S  Search this
Walker, Stephen 1978-  Search this
Subject:
Parks, Rosa 1913-2005  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 X 29 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Place:
Alabama
Montgomery
Montgomery (Ala.)
Date:
2010
C2010
20th century
Topic:
Montgomery Bus Boycott, Montgomery, Ala., 1955-1956  Search this
African Americans--Civil rights--History  Search this
Segregation in transportation--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_986333

Making waves: Beauty salons and the black freedom struggle

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:20:27 +0000
Topic:
American History  Search this
See more posts:
Blog Feed
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_71449b934d67d91326c642c0b646088a

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