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Black Washingtonians: The Anacostia Museum Illustrated Chronology
     

Black Washingtonians: The Anacostia Museum Illustrated Chronology

by Anacostia Museum and Center For African American History and Culture, Eleanor Holmes Norton (Foreword by)
 

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A history of African American life in our nation's capital, in words and pictures African Americans have been a vital part of Washington's life and culture since the beginning. Now, the Smithsonian Institution's renowned Anacostia Museum at last brings the rich history of Black Washington to life. Filled with hundreds of photographs, illustrations, and documents

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A history of African American life in our nation's capital, in words and pictures African Americans have been a vital part of Washington's life and culture since the beginning. Now, the Smithsonian Institution's renowned Anacostia Museum at last brings the rich history of Black Washington to life. Filled with hundreds of photographs, illustrations, and documents from the world-famous collections at the Anacostia and other Smithsonian museums, this striking volume takes readers from the early eighteenth century to the present, exploring African American achievements in politics, business, education, religion, sports, entertainment, and the arts. The Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture, part of the Smithsonian Institution, explores American history, society, and creative expression from an African American point of view and is renowned for its community programs.

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* "...brings the rich history of black Washington to life, taking readers from the early 18th century to the present, exploring African-American achievements in politics, business, education, religion, sports, entertainment and the arts." (Publishers Weekly, December 8, 2003)

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ISBN-13:
9780471402589
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/31/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,329,615
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.41(d)

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The ANACOSTIA MUSEUM AND CENTER FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE, part of the Smithsonian Institution, explores American history, society, and creative expression from an African American point of view. The museum is renowned for its collections, exhibitions, and public outreach.

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