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Blackbeard Wasn't Only Looking for Gold

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-05-08T04:00:00.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
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Out of Africa: from West African Kingdoms to Colonization exhibition records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Extent:
9.15 Linear feet (17 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Exhibit scripts
Photographic prints
Exhibition records
Catalogs
Brochures
Correspondence
Place:
Africa, West -- History -- Exhibitions
Date:
1979-02 - 1980-02
Summary:
An exhibition on the history of the transatlantic slave trade, organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood and held there from February 1979-February 1980. Curated by Louise Daniel Hutchinson. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.
Related Archival Materials note:
Audiovisual materials related to this exhibition located in Anacostia Community Museum Archives.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist.
Topic:
Slave trade -- America -- Exhibitions  Search this
Slave trade -- Africa -- History  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Slave insurrections -- United States -- Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Exhibit scripts
Photographic prints
Exhibition records -- 1967-1989
Catalogs
Brochures
Correspondence
Citation:
Out of Africa: from West African kingdoms to colonization exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-031
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Out of Africa: from West African Kingdoms to Colonization exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa740fdbbd8-8ff2-4102-8836-483e31d3e19b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-031
Online Media:

Education Program: Slavery Discussion and Pigment Demonstration

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Martin-Felton, Zora  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
Zora Martin-Felton leads educational program for children. Beginning with a map of the world, Martin-Felton tells the children a story about the history of black people. They talk about the transatlantic slave trade and slavery in the United States while adding pictures to a flannel, or felt, board. Demonstration on mixing crushed stones, dirt, flower petals, paprika, mustard, and other materials with egg yolks to create pigments used for paintings.
Education Program. Poor sound quality. Part of ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records 1967-2008. Transcribed from physical asset: Demos - Anacostia Museum, Flannel Board - Africa Slavery, Paint Demo. Dated 19740323.
Collection 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
Children  Search this
Museums  Search this
Community museums  Search this
Museums and community  Search this
Education  Search this
Education -- Museums  Search this
Blacks -- History  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Pigments  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Education Program: Slavery Discussion and Pigment Demonstration, Record Group 09-007.7, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003261
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Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989 / Series ACMA 09-007.7: ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa708ded727-efc7-44be-92d8-e84040ed4da7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref1572

Out of Africa: from West African kingdoms to colonization audiovisual records

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (1 open reel 1/2" video recordings)
9 Sound recordings (5 audio cassette sound recordings ; 4 open reel 1/4" sound recordings)
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Place:
Africa, West -- History -- Exhibitions
Date:
circa 1978-1980
Scope and Contents note:
Audiovisual materials created for an exhibition on the history of the transatlantic slave trade, organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood and held there from February 1979-February 1980. Curated by Louise Daniel Hutchinson. This collection contains the audiovisual output of the exhibit, including narration sound recordings created for use within the exhibit and video and sound recordings of related talks and exhibit tours.
Related Archival Materials note:
Anacostia Community Museum. Out of Africa: from West African kingdoms to colonization.
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
Museum exhibits  Search this
Slave trade -- Africa -- History  Search this
Slave trade -- America -- Exhibitions  Search this
Slave insurrections -- United States -- Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Out of Africa: from West African kingdoms to colonization audiovisual records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-031, Series ACMA AV03-031
See more items in:
Out of Africa: from West African Kingdoms to Colonization exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7e0ae9410-b1ac-4282-9688-fa11f3df19fa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-031-ref1010

Out of Africa Narration

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel  Search this
Jeffries, Leonard  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel  Search this
Extent:
3 Sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Narration
Place:
Africa
United States
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
circa 1979
Scope and Contents:
Young boy recites story about life on a slave ship. Narrator speaks of the slave forts and castles, built by Europeans, along the coast of Africa during slave trade period; and their role in the transatlantic slave trade. He states the slave forts and castles, in Ghana and elsewhere, are being used as cultural centers, museums, and research laboratories today. He explains the Gambians and Alex Haley hope to turn James Island, where ancestors of Kunta Kinte Alex Haley lived, into a memorial to the ancestors.
Narration. Part of Out of Africa: From West African Kingdoms to Colonization Audiovisual Records. AV003363 and AV003380: same content. Transcribed from AV003363: Ron Coleman, Leonard Jeffreys. Transcribed from AV003380: Ron Hughes, Leonard Jeffreys. AV003499: slave forts and castles narration from 000504 - 001504 and 001711 - 002720 [also on recording: Narration about West African Slave Trade and Evolution of a Community Part III: Crime, Unemployment, Education]. Undated.
Biographical / Historical:
The exhibition - Out of Africa: From West African Kingdoms to Colonization - explores early African civilizations, the slave trade, the abolitionist movement and the founding of the first African republic, Liberia. Maps, graphics, and tapes depict the ancient kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, Songhei, Kanem-Bornu and the Hausa States. Headdresses, masks, housepots, gold weights, taped music and musical instruments and door panels represent the cultures of Nigeria, the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The journey into slavery is told in a diary of a ship's doctor, the account book of a slave trader and letters of a young passenger. Slave revolts are treated in documents, photographs and portraits. Photographs, books and other publications are included in a section on the Abolitionist movement. Additional documents and photographs tell the story of those who chose to return to Africa. The exibition was organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and held there from February 1979 - February 1980. Curated by Louise Daniel Hutchinson.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003380

ACMA AV003499
General:
Title transcribed from physical asset and based on contents of recording.
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
Blacks -- History  Search this
Blacks -- Study and teaching  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Slave trade  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Narration
Citation:
Out of Africa Narration, Exhibition Records AV03-031, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-031, Item ACMA AV003363
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Out of Africa: from West African Kingdoms to Colonization exhibition records
Out of Africa: from West African Kingdoms to Colonization exhibition records / Series ACMA AV03-031: Out of Africa: from West African kingdoms to colonization audiovisual records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7936986fa-3a25-46bc-b3a7-36b55ae62010
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-031-ref1014

Few Artifacts of the Transatlantic Slave Trade Still Exist. These Iron Blocks Help Tell That Gut-Wrenching Story

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:56:48 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_09fbeafc697dfbf7e4709f91dfc886f4

New Research Reveals the Transatlantic Slave Trade's Genetic Legacy

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 28 Jul 2020 18:39:57 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_5e58a13965e2272151e9b12f88c2564e

Researcher Identifies the Last Known Survivor of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Interviews
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 19:59:03 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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edanmdm:posts_eb88f5eb63c9c76bf94f246061a8efbd

Living in the Atlantic World 1450-1800

Publisher:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center  Search this
Language:
English
Object type:
Lesson Plan
Topic:
World Studies  Search this
The Americas  Search this
Europe  Search this
American History  Search this
Heritage Groups  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Immigration - Migration  Search this
Time Periods  Search this
Trade  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Industry  Search this
Sailor  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Colonization  Search this
Columbus  Search this
Age of exploration  Search this
Age of discovery  Search this
Columbian exchange  Search this
Black history  Search this
Colonial America  Search this
Typical age range 8-10  Search this
Typical age range 10-12  Search this
Typical age range 12-14  Search this
Typical age range 14-16  Search this
Typical age range 16-18  Search this
Educational alignment:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4.4a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.6
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.6
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.6
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.9
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.6
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.5
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.9
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.6
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.6
Data source:
SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SCLDA_369

Braiding Rhythms: The Role of Bell Patterns in West African and Afro-Caribbean Music

Publisher:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Language:
English
Object type:
Lesson Plan
Topic:
Music  Search this
Dance  Search this
West Africa  Search this
Caribbean  Search this
Heritage Groups  Search this
Cuba  Search this
Nigeria  Search this
Ghana  Search this
Puerto Rico  Search this
Typical age range 14-16  Search this
Typical age range 16-18  Search this
Typical age range 18+  Search this
Data source:
SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SCLDA_4187

The Weight of Light

Artist:
Francesco Clemente, born Naples, Italy 1952  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
74 x 81 in. (188.0 x 205.7 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
2006
Topic:
Object\tool\chain  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James F. Dicke Family
Copyright:
© 2006, Francesco Clemente
Object number:
2013.89.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7d2f95573-5576-4058-b69e-b3fa88f03627
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2013.89.2

Ginseng, Hoodoo, and the Magic of Upholding African American Earth-Based Traditions

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Interviews
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 24 Feb 2021 01:03:00 GMT
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
See more posts:
Festival Blog
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_3967a1cda5b71d041942b9487a92017a

'Black but human' : slavery and visual arts in Hapsburg Spain, 1480-1700 / Carmen Fracchia

Author:
Fracchia, Carmen  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xiii, 232 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
Spain
Date:
2019
Topic:
Slavery in art--History  Search this
Slaves--History  Search this
Black people--History  Search this
Art, Spanish  Search this
Blacks  Search this
Slavery in art  Search this
Slaves  Search this
Call number:
N8243 .S576 2019 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1151159

From chains to bonds the slave trade revisited edited by Doudou Diène

Author:
Diène, Doudou  Search this
Ouidah Conference (1994 : Ouidah, Benin)  Search this
Physical description:
xxvi, 470 pages 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Congrès
Kongress
Conference papers and proceedings
Place:
Africa
America
Europe
Afrique
Amérique
Ouidah
Date:
2001
Topic:
Slave trade  Search this
Esclaves--Commerce  Search this
15.50 general world history; history of great parts of the world, peoples, civilizations: general  Search this
Geschichte  Search this
Sklavenhandel  Search this
Kongress  Search this
Slavenhandel  Search this
Transatlantic slave trade  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1156063

Afro-Atlantic Catholics America's first Black Christians Jeroen Dewulf

Title:
America's first Black Christians
Author:
Dewulf, Jeroen 1972-  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (ix, 321 pages)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2022
Topic:
African Americans--Religion  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1156938

Ship Model, Brig Diligente

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
plastic (fitting material)
rubber (fitting material)
Measurements:
overall: 30 in x 44 in x 16 in; 76.2 cm x 111.76 cm x 40.64 cm
Object Name:
brig
model, rigged brig
Other Terms:
brig; Maritime
Ship used in the slave trade:
Atlantic Ocean
Ship possibly built here as its design was similar to other vessels constructed in Maryland:
United States: Maryland
Date made:
1960
Brig first used in the transatlantic slave trade:
16th century
Slaver was captured:
1837-01-12
1838-04-24
1839
Related event:
Revolution and the New Nation  Search this
Expansion and Reform  Search this
Related Publication:
On the Water online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater
ID Number:
TR.318279
Catalog number:
318297
Accession number:
234478
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Transportation
On the Water exhibit
Exhibition:
On the Water
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-9388-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_844185

Routes to slavery : direction, ethnicity, and mortality in the transatlantic slave trade / edited by David Eltis and David Richardson

Author:
Eltis, David 1940-  Search this
Richardson, David 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
151 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa
America
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Slave-trade--History  Search this
Slave trade--History  Search this
Slaves--Mortality  Search this
Slave traders--Mortality  Search this
Black people--Ethnic identity  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_542181

Cowrie Shell Necklace

Physical Description:
shell (overall material)
string (overall material)
white (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
holed then strung (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 27 cm x 19 cm x 2 cm; 10 5/8 in x 7 15/32 in x 25/32 in
Object Name:
alternative currency
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
1979.1263.00525
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC014
Collector/donor number:
OC014
See more items in:
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition:
Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-015c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1066631

Cowrie Shells, Nigeria, 19th - 20th century

Physical Description:
shells, cowrie (five strands) (overall material)
natural plant fiber string (overall material)
white (overall color)
gray (overall color)
light brown (overall color)
holed then strung (overall production method/technique)
grass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 48 in; 121.92 cm
Object Name:
Shell Strands, Cowrie
alternative currency
Necklace?
Other Terms:
Necklace?; Shell Strands, Cowrie; Africa; Nigeria, Java Tribe
Place used:
Nigeria
Associated place:
Nigeria: Nigeria, Northern
Date made:
19th - 20th century
Credit Line:
Benjamin Stack, Harvey G. Stack, and Norman Stack
ID Number:
NU.77.38.032
Accession number:
1977.1211
Catalog number:
77.38.032
See more items in:
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-7c11-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1066645

Manilla

Physical Description:
metal, brass (overall material)
brown/gold (overall color)
cast and shaped by hand (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
average spatial: 54.5 mm; x 2 1/8 in
Object Name:
Manilla
alternative currency
Other Terms:
Manilla; Africa; West Africa
Place used:
Nigeria
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
1979.1263.00761
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC88A
See more items in:
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-0a0f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067089

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