Language: English Brand New Book. Today well over two hundred museums focusing on African American history and culture can be found throughout the United States and Canada. Many of these institutions trace their roots to the 1960s and 1970s, when the struggle for racial equality inspired a movement within the black community to make the history and culture of African America more public. This book tells the story of four of these groundbreaking museums: the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago (founded in 1961); the International Afro-American Museum in Detroit (1965); the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum in Washington, D.C. (1967); and the African American Museum of Philadelphia (1976). Andrea A. Burns shows how the founders of these institutions, many of whom had ties to the Black Power movement, sought to provide African Americans with a meaningful alternative to the misrepresentation or utter neglect of black history found in standard textbooks and most public history sites. Through the recovery and interpretation of artifacts, documents, and stories drawn from African American experience, they encouraged the embrace of a distinctly black identity and promoted new methods of interaction between the museum and the local community. Over time, the black museum movement induced mainstream institutions to integrate African American history and culture into their own exhibits and educational programmes. This often controversial process has culminated in the creation of a National Museum of African American History and Culture, now scheduled to open in the nation s capital in 2015. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : An engaging history of the evolution of African American museums in the United States
Critique: "Clearly written and concisely argued, From Storefront to Monument will be of great interest to scholars in the field of museum studies. It also deserves wide readership in the broader field of African American studies, where there has been no comparable work that offers an overarching history of the black museum movement as an important political movement." - Renee Romano, coeditor of The Civil Rights Movement in American Memory.
Titre : From Storefront to Monument: Tracing the ...
Éditeur : University of Massachusetts Press
Date d'édition : 2013
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
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Description du livre Univ of Massachusetts Pr, 2013. Hardcover. État : New. 15.88 x 23.5 cm. Our orders are sent from our warehouse locally or directly from our international distributors to allow us to offer you the best possible price and delivery time. Book. N° de réf. du libraire MM-21301114
Description du livre État : New. pp. 240 10 Illus. N° de réf. du libraire 50946135
Description du livre Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 2013. État : Very Good. N/A. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. N° de réf. du libraire GRP90334434