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Film, Video African American History Month Celebration: National Visionary Leadership Project Showcase

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Title

  • African American History Month Celebration: National Visionary Leadership Project Showcase

Summary

  • The Library of Congress celebrated African American History Month with its signature event--a showcase of the American Folklife Center's National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP) Collection. The NVLP is a collection of oral life histories of extraordinary African American elders who have made significant contributions to American society, and the American Folklife Center is the official repository for these stories. The Library's signature event featured a panel discussion of two distinguished elders/visionaries in the NVLP collection: Carmen De Lavallade, world-class dancer and actress; and Arthur Mitchell, world renowned dancer, choreographer and founder of the Dance Theatre of Harlem. The panel discussion focused on this year's theme, "Carter G. Woodson and the Origins of Multiculturalism" or more specifically, how different ethnic groups and cultures influenced them as individuals and the art form of dance. NVLP co-founder, Renee Poussaint, an award winning veteran journalist, served as the panel moderator. The program also included film clips from videotaped interviews of DeLavallade and Mitchell, which are a part of the NVLP collection, as well as materials from the Music Division's Alvin Ailey Collection featuring DeLavallade. Another highlight of this event included a performance by students from the Dance Theatre of Harlem Residency Program at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The program was co-sponsored by the Office of Workforce Diversity and Library Services.

Names

  • Library of Congress
  • American Folklife Center, sponsoring body

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2008-02-22.

Headings

  • -  African American History
  • -  Culture, Folklife
  • -  Performing Arts, Music
  • -  Biography, History
  • -  Culture, Performing Arts

Notes

  • -  Classification: Fine Arts.
  • -  Classification: General Works.
  • -  Various.
  • -  Recorded on 2008-02-22.
  • -  Kids, Families.

Medium

  • 1 online resource

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021687926

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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Credit Line: Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body American Folklife Center. African American History Month Celebration: National Visionary Leadership Project Showcase. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -02-22, 2008. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687926/.

APA citation style:

Library Of Congress & American Folklife Center, S. B. (2008) African American History Month Celebration: National Visionary Leadership Project Showcase. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -02-22. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687926/.

MLA citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body American Folklife Center. African American History Month Celebration: National Visionary Leadership Project Showcase. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -02-22, 2008. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021687926/>.