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The Anacostia Community Museum’s indoor gallery will be closed March 2 through May 18 as we bring our next exhibition to life. Even though our gallery is closed, join us at any of the dynamic upcoming events planned during this time. More information about our events is available at: We look forward to seeing you soon!

Black Women: Achievements Against the Odds

Object Details

Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Scope and Contents
In this documentary, profiles of prominent Black Women provide an overview of the roles and contributions of Black Women in the course of historic and human events. Lucy Terry Prince, Phillis Wheatley, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Zora Neale Hurston, Maya Angelou, Mary S. Kelsey Peake, Charlotte Forten [Grimke], Ida B. Wells Barnett, Rosa Parks, Laura Wheeler Waring, Lois Mailou Jones, Sarah Parker Remond, Jeanne Spurlock, Julia Pearl Hughes [Coleman], Maggie Lena Walker, Dorothy Bolden, Madame C. J. Walker, Abbie Mitchell, Florence Mills, Ruby Dee, Eunice Hunton Carter, Constance Baker Motley, Shirley Chisholm, and Barbara Jordan are among the many Black Women profiled.
Documentary film. Related to exhibition 'Black Women: Achievements Against the Odds.' Undated.
1 Video recording (U-matic, 3/4")
Archival materials
Video recordings
African Americans
African American women
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Black Women: Achievements Against the Odds, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
ACMA.03-028, Item ACMA AV000852
Title transcribed from contents of recording and physical asset.
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