The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington

Offering a rich lens into our past, The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington is a powerful trigger of personal and historical memory.

Author: National Museum Of African American Hist

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

ISBN: UOM:39015079330539

Category: Photography

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Nearly a century's worth of Scurlock photographs combine to form a searing portrait of black Washington in all its guises—its challenges and its victories, its dignity and its determination. Beginning in the early twentieth century and continuing into the 1990s, Addison Scurlock, followed by his sons, Robert and George, used their cameras to document and celebrate a community unique in the world, and a stronghold in the history and culture of the nation's capital. Through photographs of formal weddings, elegant cotillions, ballet studios, and quiet family life, the Scurlocks revealed a world in which the black middle class refused to be defined or held captive by discrimination. From its home on the vibrant U Street corridor, the Scurlock Studio gave us indelible images of leaders and luminaries, of high society and working class, of Washingtonians at work and at play. In photograph after photograph, the Scurlocks captured an optimism and resiliency seldom seen in mainstream depictions of segregated society. Luminaries such as Duke Ellington, Ralph Bunche, Mary McLeod Bethune, Alain Locke, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Lois Mailou Jones testify to the intellectual and cultural vibrancy that was unique to Washington and an inspiration to the nation. Photographs of a Peoples Drugstore protest and Marian Anderson's Easter morning concert at the Lincoln Memorial remind us that the struggle for equality in black Washington began long before the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Offering a rich lens into our past, The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington is a powerful trigger of personal and historical memory.

Coming of Age in Jim Crow DC

Picturing the Promise: The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington. Washington,
DC: National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian
Institution, 2009. Gillette, Howard, Jr. Between Justice and Beauty: Race,
Planning, ...

Author: Paula C. Austin

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479894994

Category: History

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The fullest account to date of African American young people in a segregated city Coming of Age in Jim Crow DC offers a complex narrative of the everyday lives of black young people in a racially, spatially, economically, and politically restricted Washington, DC, during the 1930s. In contrast to the ways in which young people have been portrayed by researchers, policy makers, law enforcement, and the media, Paula C. Austin draws on previously unstudied archival material to present black poor and working class young people as thinkers, theorists, critics, and commentators as they reckon with the boundaries imposed on them in a Jim Crow city that was also the American emblem of equality. The narratives at the center of this book provide a different understanding of black urban life in the early twentieth century, showing that ordinary people were expert at navigating around the limitations imposed by the District of Columbia’s racially segregated politics. Coming of Age in Jim Crow DC is a fresh take on the New Negro movement, and a vital contribution to the history of race in America.

Interior Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2010

... Black Washington : Picturing the Promise . The Scurlock exhibition is a product
of the National Museum of African American History and Culture ( NMAAHC ) .
Funds provided in fiscal year 2010 have permitted us to sign the contract to begin
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Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D031564149

Category: United States

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Let Your Motto Be Resistance

In the early twentieth century , African American studio photographers such as
Addison N. Scurlock in Washington , D.C. , and James VanDerZee in Harlem had
an impact on both their immediate communities and the broader African
American ...

Author: Deborah Willis

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

ISBN: UOM:39015070752921

Category: History

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"This collection of photographic portraits traces 150 years of U.S. history through the lives of well-known abolitionists, artists, scientists, writers, statesmen, entertainers, and sports figures. Drawing on the photography collection of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, Deborah Willis celebrates the ways in which these images furthered recognition and equality in America, and even today challenge us all to uphold America's highest ideals and promises." --Book Jacket.

Smithsonian American Women

A Lifetime Lifting Black Lives ACTIVIST AND WRITER MARY CHURCH
TERRELL LED THE CHARGE FOR ... Ray Langston and his wife , around 1910
at the Scurlock Studio in Jean , became the keepers of Terrell's Washington , DC
, Terrell ...

Author: Smithsonian Institution

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781588346650

Category: History

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A celebration of women's history in the U.S. told through Smithsonian artifacts illustrating women's participation in science, art, music, sports, fashion, religion, entertainment, military, politics, and more. This book offers a unique, panoramic look at women's history in the United States through the lens of ordinary objects from, by, and for extraordinary women. Featuring more than 280 artifacts from 16 Smithsonian museums and archives, and more than 135 essays from 95 Smithsonian authors, this book tells women's history as only the Smithsonian can. Featured objects range from portraits and paintings to political banners, buttons, and signs. Also depicted are musical instruments, sports equipment, clothes including military uniforms and first ladies' gowns, letters, movie and television ads, and so much more. Together with illuminating text, these objects elevate the importance of American women in the home, workplace, government, and beyond. Published to commemorate the 2020 centennial of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, Smithsonian American Womenis a must-have reflection on how generations of women have defined what it means to be recognized in both the nation and the world.

American Spirit

What Not At&t'42 eae e.g. The Presidential Inauguration Washington, D.C.'s,
inaugu- - ral events give average ... of African American History and Culture's
ongoing exhibit “The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the
Promise.

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105213186765

Category: United States

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Washington History

Battle , Thomas C . “ The Dusk of Civil War to the Dawn of Civil Rights : Blacks in
the Nation ' s Capital . ... Addison Scurlock and the Scurlock Studios of
Washington , D . C . ” http : / / www . huarchivesnet . howard . edu / 001 1huarnet /
fearingl ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015066239511

Category: Washington (D.C.)

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Inside Smithsonian Research

Portraits of a City : The Scurlock Photographic Studio's Legacy to Washington ,
D.C. ” is an online collection of more than 2,000 ... family reunions , sporting
events and other events in the life of Washington's African American community .

Author:

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105130118560

Category: Research

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Photograph

144 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY 14th St & Constitution Ave
NW , Washington 20560 , 202 / 633-1000 , americanhistory.si.edu , daily 10-5 :
30 . Through Feb 28 : The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington : Picturing the ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105133540356

Category: Photographic art galleries

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Visual Journal

Period pictures depict segregated communities

Author: Deborah Willis

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press

ISBN: 1560986913

Category: African Americans

Page: 208

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Period pictures depict segregated communities

Common Ground

The time span ranges from I911 to 1994; during most of the period racial barriers
ensured that Washington's African American society remained insulated from its
white neighbors. The same was true of Scurlock himself. Though his studio in ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015072647236

Category: Archaeology

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The Historic Photographs of Addison N Scurlock

Despite the serious limitations of segregation, Washington attracted an unusual
black population. Its colored public ... North Carolina in 1883, Addison Scurlock
became an apprentice at Rice Studios of Washington in 1900. Eleven years later
 ...

Author: Addison N. Scurlock

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015002612078

Category: African Americans

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America History and Life

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ISBN: UOM:39015065432992

Category: Canada

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

Washington at Home

10 SHAW HEART OF BLACK WASHINGTON Marcia M . Greenlee ADAMS
ELAQE BELMONT 272 HOWARD ... Courtesy , Scurlock Studio , Washington , D .
C . T he central section of Washington , D . C . , known today as Shaw , has no ...

Author: Kathryn Schneider Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040917218

Category: History

Page: 367

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The African American Mosaic

A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture
Library of Congress Debra Newman ... was photographed by an African-
American photographer from the black-owned Scurlock Studio, in Washington,
D.C., and ...

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher: United States Government Printing

ISBN: UCR:31210010702593

Category: African Americans

Page: 300

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Confronting the Veil

Washington native Robert H. McNeill reflected: ''Most everybody then was
someway related to education. ... Addison Scurlock's studio was a particularly
important institution because it catalogued the black experience in Washington.

Author: Jonathan Scott Holloway

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807860359

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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In this book, Jonathan Holloway explores the early lives and careers of economist Abram Harris Jr., sociologist E. Franklin Frazier, and political scientist Ralph Bunche--three black scholars who taught at Howard University during the New Deal and, together, formed the leading edge of American social science radicalism. Harris, Frazier, and Bunche represented the vanguard of the young black radical intellectual-activists who dared to criticize the NAACP for its cautious civil rights agenda and saw in the turmoil of the Great Depression an opportunity to advocate class-based solutions to what were commonly considered racial problems. Despite the broader approach they called for, both their advocates and their detractors had difficulty seeing them as anything but "black intellectuals" speaking on "black issues." A social and intellectual history of the trio, of Howard University, and of black Washington, Confronting the Veil investigates the effects of racialized thinking on Harris, Frazier, Bunche, and others who wanted to think "beyond race--who envisioned a workers' movement that would eliminate racial divisiveness and who used social science to demonstrate the ways in which race is constructed by social phenomena. Ultimately, the book sheds new light on how people have used race to constrain the possibilities of radical politics and social science thinking.

Black Women in America

( Scurlock Studio ] women's leadership in the fight against sexual harass
administration at ... as Julia and The Bold Ones and held nightclub residences at
Emerson Ltd. in Washington , D.C. , and Ali Baba East and Downbeat in New
York City .

Author: Darlene Clark Hine

Publisher:

ISBN: 0926019619

Category: African American women

Page: 737

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The African American encyclopedia

He returned to Cincinnati in 1847 to exhibit his works on black life on the Ohio,
Susquehanna, and Mississippi rivers. ... Addison N. Scurlock was a
photographer's apprentice at Rice Studios in Washington, D.C., before opening
his own studio ...

Author: Michael Warren Williams

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015029561779

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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WASHINGTON DC

Pierre Patel , 1668 , Giraudon / Art Resource , NY ; 70 LC ; 71 The George
Washington University Permanent Collection . ... Corcoran Gallery of Art ; 80 ,
81T Architect of the Capitol ; 81BL LC ; 81BR Architect of the Capitol ; 82 Dennis
Brack / Black Star ; 88 Catherine Karnow ... Scurlock Studio , DC ; 42B Hilda
Wilkinson Brown , University Neighborhood , courtesy of Lilian Thomas Burwell ,
photo by Gary ...

Author:

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press

ISBN: UOM:39015029163212

Category: Washington (D.C.)

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Shows the monuments, memorials, and cultural institutions of the United States' capital city

North Carolina Illustrated 1524 1984

The picture was taken by Addison Scurlock , a native of Fayetteville , who was
one of the nation ' s best - known black photographers . ( By permission of
Scurlock Studio , Washington . ) 8 - 167 Five generations of blacks were
represented in ...

Author: Houston Gwynne Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000687751

Category: History

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Essays and archival photographs trace the history of North Carolina, profile its famous residents, and portray the culture of the state