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The Real McCoy: Audio Tour with Robert Hall

Object Details

Creator
Anacostia Museum
James, Portia P.
Scope and Contents
During the audio tour of exhibition, The Real McCoy: African-American Invention and Innovation, narrator Robert Hall presents contributions made by black inventors to American technology from 1619 to 1930. Inventions and innovations by Benjamin Banneker, Elijah McCoy, Lewis Latimer, James Forten, Lewis Temple, Norbert Rillieux, Ned (slave), Benjamin Montgomery, George Washington Carver, Solomon Harper, Madame C.J. Walker, and Marjorie Joyner, among others, are highlighted. This history, challenges, and successes of patent licensing for inventions created by black inventors, including the question of patents for inventions created by slaves, are discussed.
Audio tour narration. Part of The Real McCoy: Afro-American Invention and Innovation 1619-1930 Audiovisual Materials. Undated.
Date
circa 1989
Extent
1 Sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Type
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Narration
Topic
African Americans
African American women
African American inventors
Inventors
Inventions
Technology
Technological innovations
Patents
Patent laws and legislation
Slaves
Slavery
Museum exhibits
Place
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Citation
The Real McCoy: Audio Tour with Robert Hall, Exhibition Records AV03-026, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier
ACMA.03-026, Item ACMA AV002680
General
Title transcribed from physical asset.
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