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Freedom's Coming: Performance by Kwelismith

Object Details

Anacostia Museum
Scope and Contents
To introduce the exhibition 'Before Freedom Came: African American Life in the Antebellum South,' performance artist Kwelismith portrayed Harriet Tubman on the Underground Railroad in a performance titled 'Freedom's Coming.' Question and answered session followed the performances.
Performance. Related to exhibition 'Before Freedom Came: African American Life in the Antebellum South.' AV002209: first performance. AV002210: second performance. Dated 19931204.
2 Video recordings (VHS)
Archival materials
Video recordings
African Americans
Underground Railroad
Fugitive slaves
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Series Citation
Before freedom came: African American life in the antebellum South audiovisual records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
ACMA.03-032, Item ACMA AV002209
Local Numbers
ACMA AV002210
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