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Climbing Jacob's Ladder: The Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American Cities, 1740-1877
October 18, 1987 – October 30, 1988

African American churches began forming in East Coast cities between 1740 and 1877. In addition to tending to spiritual needs, they played a central role in community development.

Anacostia Community Museum
Out of Africa
August 1, 1987 – January 6, 1989

View a poster panel exhibition of photographs, illustrations, text, and quotations from contemporary publications, that trace the passage from West Africa to America, and back to West Africa.

Anacostia Community Museum
Video Interview of Artists from Contemporary Visual Expressions
August 1, 1987 – October 11, 1987

View a videotape showing artists from the Contemporary Visual Expressions exhibition (recently closed), speaking about their art and themselves.

Anacostia Community Museum
Art Display
July 31, 1987 – July 31, 1987

View works by young people, ages 9-12, including linoleum block printing, silk screening, and collage construction, created during the Creative Arts Workshop July 6-31.

Anacostia Community Museum
Contemporary Visual Expressions
May 27, 1987 – July 31, 1987

Works by visual artists Sam Gilliam, Martha Jackson-Jarvis, and Keith Morrison, all of Washington, DC, and William T. Williams of New York inaugurate the Anacostia Museum’s new galleries.

Anacostia Community Museum
The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties
September 15, 1985 – December 29, 1986

Between World War I and the Great Depression, a renaissance of African American creativity in literature, music, visual arts, and performing arts flourished.

Anacostia Community Museum
Dimensional Rapture
May 1, 1985 – June 16, 1985

See a mini-exhibition of 13 three-dimensional works created from "found objects" by members of a local art sorority, Eta Phi Sigma.

Anacostia Community Museum
Black Women: Achievements Against the Odds
October 21, 1984 – June 30, 1985

Learn about black women whose accomplishments have changed our lives, from 1700 to 1977.

Anacostia Community Museum
Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation
April 1, 1984 – August 5, 1984

See an expanded version of the exhibition circulated by SITES, including among its additional artifacts photo murals and audio-visual programs, and the flight suit worn by black astronaut Guion Bluford during preparations for his 1983 space shuttle flight.

Anacostia Community Museum
Through Their Eyes: The Art of Lou and Di Stovall
September 18, 1983 – March 4, 1984

See 84 works--silkscreen prints, drawings, and acrylic paintings--by 2 Washington, D.C., artists, showing their progression from posterists to master printmaker and miniaturist, respectively.

Anacostia Community Museum
Portraits in Black: Outstanding Americans of Negro Origin
April 17, 1983 – August 21, 1983

In the 1940s, the Harmon Foundation commissioned portraits of eminent black Americans to recognize their accomplishments as well as to refute racism.

Anacostia Community Museum
Sojourner Truth Doll
February 1, 1983 – February 28, 1983

View a porcelain doll, 17 inches long, a finely detailed figure of abolitionist Sojourner Truth made by San Francisco artist Cecilia Rothman.

Anacostia Community Museum
"Here, Look at Mine!" - John N. Robinson and Larry Francis Lebby Art Show
November 14, 1982 – February 28, 1983

John Robinson, a painter, and Larry Francis Lebby, a stone lithographer, come from different generations and geographies. Yet, vital themes of family, neighbors, and the natural environment link the artists.

Anacostia Community Museum
Mary McLeod Bethune and Roosevelt's "Black Cabinet"
January 24, 1982 – September 30, 1982

In commemoration of the centennial of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s birth (1882), learn more about the contributions of world-renowned educator Mary McLeod Bethune to FDR’s New Deal administration.

Anacostia Community Museum
Anna J. Cooper: A Voice from the South
February 1, 1981 – September 30, 1982

Dr. Anna J. Cooper (1858-1964) was a pathbreaking educator, scholar, writer, community organizer, and civil rights activist in Washington, DC. Photographs, artifacts, and recreated home and classroom settings document her life and achievements.

Anacostia Community Museum
Children of South Africa
October 15, 1979 – December 31, 1979

View 21 photographs by contemporary photo-journalist Peter Magubane.

Anacostia Community Museum
Out of Africa: From West African Kingdoms to Colonization
February 28, 1979 – June 30, 1980

Learn about early African civilizations, the slave trade, the abolitionist movement and the founding of the first African republic, Liberia, in this exhibition. Music, artifacts, accounts, documents and photographs depict the many ancient kingdoms of Africa.

Anacostia Community Museum
DC Art Association - Exhibition '78
September 15, 1978 – November 12, 1978

Members of the District of Columbia Art Association display artwork, including sculptures and paintings in oil, watercolor, and acrylic. Student work from Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Wilkinson Elementary School is also on display.

Anacostia Community Museum
Phil Ratner's Washington Phil Ratner's Washington
April 16, 1978 – August 27, 1978

Artist and art teacher Phil Ratner creates drawings, sculptures, and portraits to honor his hometown of Washington, DC. His students at Anacostia High School contribute drawings and a mural to the exhibition.

Anacostia Community Museum
The Frederick Douglass Years
February 12, 1978 – April 2, 1978

See 42 panels that trace the life and times of Frederick Douglass, the "Sage of Anacostia", as a slave, in the Abolitionist Movement, through the Civil War and Reconstruction, and as an elder statesman.

Anacostia Community Museum

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