Oral history interviews with Albert "Butch" Hopkins

Object Details

Interviewee
Hopkins, Albert
Scope and Contents note
Albert Hopkins describes how he came to be involved with the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum (now Anacostia Community Museum), through his role with the Anacostia Economic Development Corporation, where he and John Kinard served on the board of directors. He describes the museum's emphasis on African American history and achievements, and the impact it had on schools throughout Washington DC because tours came from all over the city to see special programs. He describes the critical contributions of Louise Hutchinson, Zora Martin-Felton, and John Kinard. He also talks about how the museum changed upon relocating, becoming less accessible while still serving the community. The interview was recorded on April 21, 1992, and begins at about 30 minutes into recording, after Cynthia Matthews interview. The audio quality is clear throughout with some minor background noise.
Date
1992 May 12
Extent
1 Sound cassette
Type
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Oral histories (document genres)
Place
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Collection Citation
ACM 25th Anniversary Oral History Project, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier
ACMA.09-034, Item AV001636
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