The Black Washingtonians: the Anacostia Museum illustrated chronology

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J. Wiley, 2005 - History - 388 pages
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The Black Washingtonians THE ANACOSTIA MUSEUM ILLUSTRATED CHRONOLOGY A history of African American life in our nation's capital, in words and pictures From the Smithsonian Institution's renowned Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture comes this elegantly illustrated, beautifully written, fact-filled history of the African Americans who have lived, worked, struggled, prospered, suffered, and built a vibrant community in Washington, D.C. This striking volume puts the resources of the world's finest museum of African American history at your fingertips. Its hundreds of photographs, period illustrations, and documents from the world-famous collections at the Anacostia and other Smithsonian museums take you on a fascinating journey through time from the early eighteenth century to the present. Featuring a thoughtful foreword by Eleanor Holmes Norton and an afterword by Howard University's E. Ethelbert Miller, The Black Washingtonians introduces you to a host of African American men and women who have made the city what it is today and explores their achievements in politics, business, education, religion, sports, entertainment, and the arts.

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Contents

From Freedom to Jim Crow 18621917
71
Building a Black Community 19181945
155
Desegregation and Urban Displacement 19461970
221
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The ANACOSTIA MUSEUM AND CENTER FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE, part of the Smithsonian Institution, explores American history, society, and creative expression from an African American point of view. The museum is renowned for its collections, exhibitions, and public outreach.