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The Real McCoy: Teacher Seminar

Object Details

Creator
Anacostia Museum
Scope and Contents
Held from June 26 - 29, 1989 at the Anacostia Museum, the teacher seminar consisted of lectures and workshops about black inventors and innovators, and their struggle for recognition. The lectures and workshops were led by experts in history and the patent process, and inventors. Sessions on critical thinking and teaching strategies were also part of the program. Curator Portia James highlighted the exhibition 'The Real McCoy: Afro-American Invention and Innovation 1619-1930.' Dr. West and C.R. Gibbs provided historical context about African American inventors. Pat Ives spoke about historical figures and the patent process, and Bessie Wiley discussed creativity and inventiveness. Other seminar participants included Fred Schmidt, Karen Skilman, young inventor Maurice Scales, Frank Price, inventor Cortland Dugger, and Dr. Jimmie Jackson.
Seminar. Related to exhibition 'The Real McCoy: Afro-American Invention and Innovation 1619-1930.' AV002059: dated 19890626. AV002131 and AV002058: undated. AV002151and AV002060: dated 19890629.
Date
1989
Extent
5 Video recordings (VHS)
Type
Archival materials
Video recordings
Topic
African Americans
African American inventors
Inventors
Inventions
Technology
Technological innovations
Patents
Patent laws and legislation
Teachers
Education
teaching
Place
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Citation
The Real McCoy: Teacher Seminar, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier
ACMA.03-026, Item ACMA AV002059
Local Numbers
ACMA AV002131 ACMA AV002151 ACMA AV002060 ACMA AV002058
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