Interview with Esther Nighbert

Object Details

Lowe, Gail Sylvia
Nighbert, Esther
Scope and Contents note
Esther Nighbert discusses her involvement with the Anacostia Community Museum from its opening in 1967 through 1972. She describes her role and her work, including serving as a secretary for John Kinard, assisting him with editing and re-writing various publications, and the various ways she provided support to the museum. She discusses the museum's impact on the neighborhood, its relationship with the Smithsonian Institution, and its influence nationally and internationally. She recollects various exhibits, events, youth programs, and the many individuals involved in managing, developing, and advising the museum. The interview was conducted by Gail S. Lowe on September 1, 1992. Periodically, there is some minor background noise. The interviewee can be heard clearly throughout the recording. Exhibitions mentioned: The Rat: Man's Invited Affliction, This Thing Called Jazz.
1992 September 1
1 Sound cassette (original)
1 Sound cassette (copy)
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Oral histories (document genres)
African Americans
Civil rights
Community museums
Adams Morgan (Washington, D.C.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Collection Citation
ACM 25th Anniversary Oral History Project, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
ACMA.09-034, Item AV001518, AV001681
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