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Interview with Joy Ford Austin

Object Details

Anacostia Museum
Scope and Contents note
Joy Ford Austin, a former Executive Director of the African American Museums Association, discusses her earliest experiences with, and her recollection of the evolution of the Anacostia Community Museum. She highlights the important role that John Kinard played in leading the Museum, and in being an original voice advocating for social responsibility in museums. She discusses the first exhibitions she recalls viewing at the museum, the Blacks in the Western Movement, and The Frederick Douglas Years exhibits. She also reflects on the purpose and influence of the museum over time. The interview was conducted by Joanna Banks on May 16, 1992. There is some static throughout the recording, but the interviewee can generally be heard clearly.
1992 May 16
1 Sound cassette (copy)
1 Sound cassette (original)
2 Digital files
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Digital files
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, Item AV001517, AV001666
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