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Portia James

Portia James is the cultural resources manager of the Anacostia Museum. Her specialty is African American material culture. She has developed numerous exhibitions on various topics, including The Real McCoy on African American invention and innovation, Down through the Years on the Anacostia Museum collection, and Black Mosaic: Color, Race, and Ethnicity among Black Immigrants in Washington, D.C.

Ms. James is the author of many publications, including Black Washingtonians.