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Black Women: Achievement Against the Odds

February 8, 1976 – January 2, 1977

Location: Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, 2405 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE

This exhibition examines the role, contribution, and achievement of black women in American history since colonial times. The focus is on 150 major personalities in ten sections: literature, medicine, civil rights, education, law and judiciary, business and industry, fine arts, performing arts, armed forces and government. Photographs, prints, and artifacts are on view. Tapestry quilts depicting Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass are a special feature.