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Middle Passage: Memory, History, Metaphor

Collection Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 25, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1999 February 3-6
Scope and Contents:
The eighteenth annual national conference in observance of African History Month was a symposium and community tribute held from Wednesday, February 3, through Saturday, February 6, 1999, in the Carmichael Auditorium, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. The Middle Passage conference was launched by the Program on African American Culture series "African Americans at the Millennium: From Middle Passage to Cyberspace". The conference saluted three pioneering educators: Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Dr. Adelaide M. Cromwell and Dr. Joseph E. Harris.

Participants included:

Ronald Bailey, Ph.D., chair of the Department of African-American Studies, Northeastern University

Michael L. Blakey, Ph.D., professor of anthropology and anatomy and curator of the W. Montague Cobb Human Skeletal Collection, Howard University

Kim D. Butler, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Africana Studies, Rutgers University

Adama J. Conteh, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, Hampton University

Collaborative Public Art Team; Houston Conwill,sculptor; Estella Conwill Majozo, poet; and Joseph DePace, architect

C. Daniel Dawson, photographer and filmmaker

Tom Feelings, renowned artist and illustrator of children's books

Haile Gerima, film producer, director, writer, and editor

Michael A. Gomez, Ph.D., professor of history, University of Georgia; and adjunct faculty, Spelman College

Leslie King Hammond, Ph.D., artist and illustrator and dean of graduate studies, Maryland Institute College of Art

Sylvia Hill, Ph.D, chair of the Department of Urban Affairs, University of the District of Columbia

James Oliver Horton, Ph.D., Benjamin Banneker Professor of American Studies and History, George Washington University

Noel Ignatiev, Ph.D., a visiting assistant professor of history, Bowdoin College

Joseph E. Inikori, Ph.D., a professor of history and associate director, Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies, University of Rochester

Aisha Kahil, performing artist and master teacher in voice and dance and member of the a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock

Gilberto Leal, a geologist, labor union and political party leader

Clarence Lusane, Ph.D., political scientist and author

Deborah L. Mack, Ph.D., director of public programs and exhibitions, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati

Lorna McDaniel, Ph.D., historian and founding editor of New Directions: Readings in African Diaspora Music

Alice McGill, storyteller, author and educator

Diana Baird N'Diaye, Ph.D., a folklorist, anthropologist, and program curator, Smithsonian Institution's Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies

Sylvia Ojukutu-Macauley, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of history, Georgetown University

Colin A. Palmer, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History, New York Graduate School, City University

Carla L. Peterson, Ph.D., professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of Maryland

Bernice Johnson Reagon, Ph.D., curator emerita, National Museum of American History (NMAH); and Distinguished Professor of History, American University

Fath Davis Ruffins, historian at the National Museum of American History

Llewellyn Smith, television producer and playwright

Elisée Soumonni, Ph.D., lecturer, department of history, Université Nationale du Bénin

John Thornton, Ph.D., professor of history, Millersville University

Eleanor W. Traylor, Ph.D., graduate professor of English and chair of the Department of English, Howard University

Sheila S. Walker, Ph.D., Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor in Liberal Arts and director of the Center for African and African American Studies, University of Texas

Margaret Washington, Ph.D., history department, Cornell University

Jacquie Gales Webb, producer, Smithsonian Productions; and radio host

Olabiyi Yai, Ph.D., ambassador from Bénin

African Heritage Dancers and Drummers, a youth intervention program that provides rich portrayals of traditional West African dance, music, crafts, and folklore

Melvin Deal, founder and artistic director of the African Heritage Dancers and Drummers

Olufunmilayo Jomo, master teacher and performance artist of African dance and percussion

Kimberly A. Kelly, Ford Foundation Scholar, master's program, European decorative arts, Parsons/Cooper-Hewitt

Kono Youth Ensemble, founded in 1995 to awaken young people here and abroad to the power and beauty of traditional West African dance and drum

Djimo Kouyate, born in Dianna Senegal, is a diali, an oral historian and musician of Manding traditions

Amshatar Monroe, advocate of indigenous culture and spirituality and founder of Sacred Space

Pam Rogers, director of In Process…, Includes: Michelle Lanchester, Yasmeen Williams, Tammy Adair, Ayo Ngozi, Paula Pree, and Reverend Amitiyah Elayne Hyman

Sacred Space: Where Indigenous Paths Meet, a nonprofit organization committed to providing cultural and educational activities, council of elders: Baba Wande Abimbola, Nana Kwabena Brown, Mounain Eagle Woman (Mama Binta-Bisa Mati), Ione, Baba Kwame Ishangi, and Iya N'Ifa Efunyale (Mother) Taylor

Program number AC408.108.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Program in African American Culture Collection / Series 1: Program Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Event Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies  Search this
Extent:
3.03 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Manuscripts
Clippings
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Posters
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Place:
Latin America -- Civilization
Spain -- Civilization
Central America -- Civilization
North America -- Civilization
Date:
1985-1995
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of materials created by the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies and its predecessor, the Office of Folklife Programs, 1978-1991, for the Smithsonian Institution's Columbus Quincentenary program, which marked the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's first landfall in what would become the Americas on October 12, 1492. The unit facilitated three symposia for the program: "Seeds of the Past: A Quincentenary Symposium" (1988); "Seeds of Commerce: Cultural and Economic Exchange in the Caribbean" (1989); and "Seeds of Industry: Transformations of Indigenous Technology in the Americas" (1990). Materials include correspondence and memoranda; brochures; clippings; press releases; audiotapes; images; articles; resumes; lecture notes; site maps; posters; budget files; meeting agendas and notes; and other related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Oversize:
This collection contains oversize material.
Topic:
Columbus Quincentenary, 1992-1993  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Congresses and Conventions  Search this
Special events  Search this
Cultural pluralism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Clippings
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Posters
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-264, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Event Files
Identifier:
Accession 17-264
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Event Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-264

Box 3

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-264, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Event Files
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Event Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-264-refidd1e1004

Mintz, Sidney, "The Rise of the Peasantry in the Caribbean," undated

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-264, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Event Files
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Event Files
Event Files / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-264-refidd1e1011

Morse, Richard M., "Race, Culture, and Identity in the Americas: Five National Versions," undated

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-264, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Event Files
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Event Files
Event Files / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-264-refidd1e1022

Morse, Richard M., Closing Remarks, March 26, 1989

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-264, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Event Files
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Event Files
Event Files / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-264-refidd1e1033

Pedro, Alberto, "Culture and Plantation," undated

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-264, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Event Files
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Event Files
Event Files / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-264-refidd1e1044

Pico, Fernando, "Caimito: A Free Black and Mulatto Community in Puerto Rico," undated

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-264, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Event Files
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Event Files
Event Files / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-264-refidd1e1056

Price, Richard, "On the Fringe of the Plantations: Afro-American Maroons and their Folktales," 1989

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-264, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Event Files
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Event Files
Event Files / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-264-refidd1e1067

Scarano, Francisco A., "The Sugar-Producing Slave Plantation in the Caribbean: Notes on a Model," 1989

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-264, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Event Files
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Event Files
Event Files / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-264-refidd1e1078

Trouillot, Michel-Rolph, "Caribbean Counterpoint: Coffee in the Antilles (1734-1873)," undated

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-264, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Event Files
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Event Files
Event Files / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-264-refidd1e1089

Correspondence, 1988-1989

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-264, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Event Files
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Event Files
Event Files / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-264-refidd1e1100

Agendas, 1988-1989

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-264, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Event Files
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Event Files
Event Files / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-264-refidd1e1111

Technical Production, 1989

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-264, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Event Files
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Event Files
Event Files / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-264-refidd1e1123

Brochure, 1990

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-264, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Event Files
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Event Files
Event Files / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-264-refidd1e1134

Planning Meeting Notes, 1988

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-264, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Event Files
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Event Files
Event Files / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-264-refidd1e1145

Clippings, 1989

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-264, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Event Files
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Event Files
Event Files / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-264-refidd1e1156

Untitled

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
Seeds of Industry: Transformations of Indigenous Technology in the Americas
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-264, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Event Files
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Event Files
Event Files / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-264-refidd1e1167

Brochure, 1990

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-264, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Event Files
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Event Files
Event Files / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-264-refidd1e1175

Symposium Schedule, September 6-8, 1990

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-264, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Event Files
See more items in:
Event Files
Event Files / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-264-refidd1e1187

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