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Black Poetry Reading and A Look into Anacostia, A Look into the Past

Object Details

Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Scope and Contents
Two part program: reading of black poetry and panel discussion about Anacostia. Students from Federal City College read poems written by Countee Cullen, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Claude McKay, and Langston Hughes. John Dale and Ethel Green talk about the history of Anacostia in a panel discussion titled A Look into Anacostia, A Look into the Past. John Kinard provides an introduction for the program.
Poetry reading and discussion. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. AV003436-2: part one. AV003436-1: part two. Poor sound quality. Undated.
circa 1970s
1 Sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Archival materials
Sound recordings
African Americans
Community museums
Museums and community
African American neighborhoods
Social history
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Black Poetry Reading and A Look into Anacostia, A Look into the Past, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003436-2
Local Numbers
ACMA AV003436-1
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