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Juneteenth Celebration

Object Details

Anacostia Museum
Anacostia Community Museum
Scope and Contents
On June 20, 1992, the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture's Juneteenth Celebration was held at the Anacostia Museum. Museum Director Steven Newsome, Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly, and other civic leaders greeted guests with speeches. Musical and dance performances included a capella groups In Process and REVERB; go-go bands Junkyard Band and Chuck Brown/Soul Searchers; doo-wop singers The Orioles; reggae band Third Eye; Melvin Deal West African Dancers; and St. Teresa of Avila Choir. Children's activities included games, such as balloon toss and sack race. Storytellers Rita Cox and Jamal Koram, puppeteer Schroeder Cherry, and Happy the Clown also performed. Arts and crafts demonstrations included hair braiding, kente weaving, tie dyeing, jewelry making, doll making, cartooning, and quilting by Daughter of Dorcas. The day also included a Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad Reenactment by Kwelismith and a poetry reading 'The Spoken Word.'
Celebration - festival. Part of Juneteenth Programs. AV002086: 19920620. AV002092: dated 1992.
2 Video recordings (VHS, 1/2")
Archival materials
Video recordings
African Americans
Museums and community
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
United States
Juneteenth Program Records, 1989-1998, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
ACMA.01-007.13, Item ACMA AV002086
Local Numbers
ACMA AV002092
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