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Oral history Interview with Rowena Stewart

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Scope and Contents note
Rowena Stewart, former Director of the African American Museum in Philadelphia, The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, the African American Historical and Cultural Museum, and the Motown Historical Museum and the American Jazz Museum, discusses the influence the Anacostia Community Museum had in introducing African American heritage in a museum setting, in serving the Anacostia neighborhood, and in supporting other emerging African American cultural institutions in the 1960s and 1970s. She discusses meeting John Kinard, and the guidance he provided in presenting history through exhibitions and educational programs. She shares her memories of the early days of the Anacostia Museum, the effects of its move from the Carver Theater to the current location, and its ongoing influence. The interview was conducted by Gail S. Lowe on May 11, 1992. There is background static throughout the recording, but the interview can be heard clearly.
1992 May 11
1 Sound cassette (original)
1 Sound cassette (copy)
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Social responsibility of business
Civil rights
Community museums
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
African Americans
Collection Citation
ACM 25th Anniversary Oral History Project, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
ACMA.09-034, File AV001519, AV001627
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