African-American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship
The Online Exhibition
Thanks to a major gift from the Citigroup Foundation, the Library has launched a five-year effort to add portions of the African-American Odyssey and related rare and unique items from the Library's vast African-American collections to the National Digital Library.
The Physical Exhibition
This exhibition and its programming have been made possible through the generous support of:
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.
Staff for the Online Exhibition
National Digital Library ProgramLaura Campbell
Interpretive Programs OfficeIrene Chambers
Information Technology ServicesLynn Brooks
Staff for the Physical Exhibition
CuratorDebra Newman Ham
Contributing Curators, Library of CongressMaricia Battle, Prints and Photographs Division; Samuel Brylawski, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division; Katherine Blood, Prints and Photographs Division; Sara Duke, Prints and Photographs Division; Adrienne Cannon, Manuscript Division; Ronald Grim, Geography and Map Division; Alan Jabbour, American Folklife Center; Ardie Myers, Humanities and Social Sciences Division; David Parker, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division; Rosemary Fry Plakas, Rare Book and Special Collections Division; Wayne D. Shirley, Music Division; Brian Taves, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division
Interpretive Programs Office
Irene Chambers, Interpretive Programs Officer; Carroll Johnson-Welsh, Exhibition Director; Denise Agee; Debbie Durbeck; Christopher O'Connor; Kimberli Curry; Tambra Johnson; Martha Hopkins; David Krueger; Gwynn Wilhelm; Cheryl Regan
Rikki Condon, Tom Albro, Linda Stiber, Mary Wooton, Priscilla Anderson, Andrew Robb
This exhibition received administrative support in the Library of Congress from the Contracts and Logistics Office, the Development Office, the Information Technology Services, the Integrated Support Services, the Interpretive Programs Office, the National Digital Library Program Office, the Office of Special Events and Public Programs, the Public Affairs Office, the Publications Publishing Office, the Visitor Services Office, and the Office of the Librarian.
American Folklife Center
Geography and Map
Humanities and Social Services
Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division
Prints & Photograph Division
Rare Book and Special Collections Division
Serial & Government Publications
Special ThanksLinda Osborne, Jerry Handler, Rhett Jones, Michelle Cadoree, Joseph Welsh, VAGA permissions, Turner Entertainment Company; Bill Cayton, Big Fights, Inc.
Exhibition DesignRiggs Ward Design, L.C.
A Soundtrack tour by Thwaite Productions makes available many historic audio readings and musical extracts through a digital audio wand that accompanies the exhibition
The Library of Congress
>> Exhibitions & American Memory (National Digital Library)
>> African-American Odyssey Home
February 14, 2003