Afro-Latinidad in the Smithsonian's African American Museum Spaces

Ariana A. Curtis
2018 The Public historian  
The nearly fifty-year gap between the establishment of Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum (ACM) and the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) created a difference in the museums' central narratives about Blackness and the inclusion of Afro-Latinidad. The Anacostia emerged in 1967 as part of the Black museum movement. It has historically framed Blackness as DC-based African Americanness with periodic inclusion of Afro-Latinidad. The first object in the collection
more » ... of the NMAAHC is from Ecuador, signaling an inclusive representation of Black identities that foundationally includes Afro-Latinidad.
doi:10.1525/tph.2018.40.3.278 fatcat:wkgaonuplrfb3fh4mk7t6vavna