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The Real McCoy Exhibit Tour

Object Details

Creator
Anacostia Museum
James, Portia P.
Scope and Contents
Tour guide leads visitors through exhibition, The Real McCoy: African-American Invention and Innovation. The tour guide talks about West African influence on pottery, rice production, textiles, sugar cane production, whaling industry, agricultural devices, domestic service devices, and railroad industry in the United States. Norbert Rillieux, Lewis Temple, and Henry Bowman are profiled. The tour guide also talks about patents, the early patent office, and patent applications by blacks. Tour guide answers visitors' questions.
Tour of exhibit; audio only. Part of The Real McCoy: Afro-American Invention and Innovation 1619-1930 Audiovisual Materials. Poor audio quality. Undated.
Date
circa 1989
Extent
1 Sound recording (audio cassette)
Type
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Topic
African Americans
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
Africa, West
Citation
The Real McCoy Exhibit Tour, Exhibition Records AV03-026, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier
ACMA.03-026, Item ACMA AV001611
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