Mercer Ellington Comes to Anacostia

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Mercer Ellington, son of Duke Ellington, comes to the Anacostia Museum to film a 30-second public service announcement for the exhibit, "The Renaissance: Black Arts of the '20s." The announcement is co-produced by the Anacostia Museum and the Office of Public Affairs, and is scheduled for release in early 1986.


  • Ellington, Mercer
  • Anacostia Community Museum


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 4, "The Torch," December 1985, p. 2.

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


October 25, 1985


  • Public relations
  • African Americans

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