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The Black Washingtonians

The Black WashingtoniansThe Anacostia Museum Illustrated Chronology

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  • ISBN 9780471402589
  • Imprint Wiley
  • Category History

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The Black Washingtonians

THE ANACOSTIA MUSEUM ILLUSTRATED CHRONOLOGY

A history of African American life in our nation's capital, in words and pictures

From the Smithsonian Institution's renowned Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture comes this elegantly illustrated, beautifully written, fact-filled history of the African Americans who have lived, worked, struggled, prospered, suffered, and built a vibrant community in Washington, D.C.

This striking volume puts the resources of the world's finest museum of African American history at your fingertips. Its hundreds of photographs, period illustrations, and documents from the world-famous collections at the Anacostia and other Smithsonian museums take you on a fascinating journey through time from the early eighteenth century to the present.

Featuring a thoughtful foreword by Eleanor Holmes Norton and an afterword by Howard University's E. Ethelbert Miller, The Black Washingtonians introduces you to a host of African American men and women who have made the city what it is today and explores their achievements in politics, business, education, religion, sports, entertainment, and the arts.