An Afro-Centric Perspective in Museums: Dr. Leonard Jeffries

Object Details

Creator
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Scope and Contents
Dr. Leonard Jeffries talks about developing an afro-centric perspective in museums; black studies levels of knowledge; socialization process, control, and struggle of the races; black identity; and African-Asiatic and Euro-American values and traditions. Jeffries details the black studies levels of knowledge: factual, conceptual, generalization, and theory, which should lead to action. He discusses how these levels of knowledge as well as action can be used in museum work. Jeffries also talks about black experience, and working with James H. Robinson and Alex Haley. Jeffries' lecture is followed by John Kinard's remarks regarding the next day's agenda. Kinard also provides introduction to the lecture and speaks of his relationship to Jeffries.
Lecture/Seminar. Part of Conference Recordings. Poor picture and sound quality. Some of the content is the same across assets AV003067, AV003204, and AV003049. AV003067: dated 19760529. AV003204 and AV003049: Undated.
Date
1976
Extent
3 Video recordings (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Type
Archival materials
Video recordings
Lectures
Conferences
Museum records
Topic
African Americans
Race
Exploitation
Socialization
Black people -- History
Black people -- Study and teaching
Slave trade
Slavery
Museums
African American museums
Museum techniques
Place
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Africa
Citation
An Afro-Centric Perspective in Museums: Dr. Leonard Jeffries, Record Group AV09-021, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier
ACMA.AV09-021, Item ACMA AV003067
Local Numbers
ACMA AV003204 ACMA AV003049
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