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Engaging With African American Communities Through Critical Race Theory and Indigenous Decolonizing Methodologies In The Anacostia Community Museum and The National Museum of African American History and Culture Public Deposited
  • The Anacostia Community Museum (ACM) is a Smithsonian run museum dedicated to exploring social issues that impact the Washington D.C. area. The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is the newest Smithsonian Institution museum that focuses on collecting and representing African American experiences. Both museums have committed to community engagement practices and collaborations to reach their audiences in their missions. There is evidence that both museums’ community engagement strategies contain elements of Critical Race Theory. In this thesis, I argue that, when consciously used, Critical Race Theory can be used to understand how the ACM and the NMAAHC have uplifted African American voices not only in their education and outreach initiatives, but in their exhibition and collections development strategies as well.

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  • 2019-07-20
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  • 2021-02-01
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