Civil Rights Exhibit at AM Opens

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Summary

"To Achieve These Rights: The Struggle for Equal Rights and Self-Determination in the District of Columbia, 1791-1978" opens at the Anacostia Museum. The exhibition is the first to examine the role of the nation's capital in the national civil rights movement and includes a likeness of singer Marian Anderson, who was barred by the Daughters of the American Revolution from singing in Constitution Hall. Instead, Anderson performed on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Subject

  • Anderson, Marian 1897-1993
  • Anacostia Community Museum
  • Daughters of the American Revolution
  • To Achieve These Rights: The Struggle for Equal Rights and Strugle for Equal Rights and Self-Determination in the District of Columbia, 1791-1978 (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1992. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993, p. 9, 39-40.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

January, 1992

Topic

  • Exhibitions
  • Civil Rights
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights
  • Exhibitions

Place

Washington (D.C.)

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