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The Black Washingtonians : the Anacostia Museum illustrated chronology

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction E185.93.D6 B574 2005x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  E185.93.D6 B574 2005x
Plum Community Library Adult Non-Fiction 973 BLA
Location  Plum Community Library
Collection  Adult Non-Fiction
Call Number  973 BLA
The Black Washingtonians


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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Since the time of its founding in 1791, Washington, D.C., has been nurtured by its black population, both slave and free. Drawn by the progressive politics of Washington relative to politics in other southern cities, half of the black population of the U.S. lived in Washington. Indeed, one quarter of its population was black. As the center of national debate on issues of democracy and freedom, Washington also became the center of black aspirations for equality, attracting black leaders from Benjamin Banneker to Frederick Douglass to Mary McLeod Bethune. Charting the progress of blacks in Washington from 1791 to the current day, the book provides a remarkable chronology of the long, hard struggle from slavery through Reconstruction and Jim Crow to the civil rights movement to self-government, with the ever-present issue of nonrepresentation in Congress. A wealth of photographs and illustrations also records the achievements of black Washingtonians in education, business, politics, sports, the arts, and entertainment. A perspective that is usually beyond the view of a public accustomed to official and tourist Washington, D.C. --Vernon Ford Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects African Americans -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.) -- Social life and customs.
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.) -- Exhibitions.
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- Sources.
Publisher Hoboken, N.J. :John Wiley & Sons,2005
Contributors Anacostia Museum.
Language English
Description 388 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-370) and index. .
ISBN 0471402583
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