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Teenarama Reunion Committee Meeting

Object Details

Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture
Scope and Contents
On April 2, 1998, the Teenarama Reunion Committee held a production meeting for the planning of the Teenarama reunion as well as the documentary. Discussion included locating information about how WOOK radio and WOOK TV were perceived; the challenges involved in locating any information about WOOK; interviews to be conducted by humanities scholar Katrina Hazzard-Donald, Ph.D. to understand the events of the United States during the Teenarama era; and finding out if white teenagers wanted to be on the Teenarama show and why. One of the members stated a list of events which occurred during the Teenarama era; and there was discussion about segregation in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area in the 1960s, the Civil Rights Movement, Washington, D.C. as a community sheltered from the activism which occurred in cities, and how white people were different in Washington, D.C. in comparison to other cities. The committee also talked about music of the time and the Ed Sullivan show; various types of dances on Teenarama; D.C. hand dancing compared to hand dancing in other cities; and watching dancers at the Eclipse.
Meeting. Poor audio quality. Part of the Teenarama Collection. Dated 19980402.
1 Sound recording (audio cassette)
Archival materials
Sound recordings
African Americans
D.C. hand dance
Television programs
African Americans on television
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Collection Rights
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Teenarama Reunion Committee Meeting, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
ACMA.06-055, Item ACMA AV005290_A
Local Numbers
ACMA AV005290_B
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