S. Dillon Ripley at the ANM Opening Ceremonies

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Outside the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum (ANM), Washington, D.C., waiting for the opening ceremonies to begin, Secretary S. Dillon Ripley stands in front of a crowd with his arms folded. The new community museum is located in the old Carver Theater, Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C.


  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • Anacostia Community Museum
  • Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
  • Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture
  • Carver Theater


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Photograph included in the transcript of John R. Kinard Oral History Interview by Anne M. Rogers, July 30, 1987, in Smithsonian Institution Archives

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9538, John R. Kinard Oral History Interview

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  • Museum buildings
  • Theater
  • Secretariats
  • Openings
  • Secretaries
  • New Museums
  • African Americans
  • Theaters
  • Event


Washington (D.C.)


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Event ; Medium: Photographic print

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