This title presents 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, ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½The Black Washingtoniansï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ 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.
"...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)
Foreword by Eleanor Holmes Norton.
Free Blacks and Slaves, 1790-1861.
From Freedom to Jim Crow, 1862-1917.
Building a Black Community, 1918-1945.
Desegregation and Urban Displacement, 1946-1970.
Black Power and the Struggle for Home Rule, 1970-2000.
Afterword by E. Ethelbert Miller.