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|ISBN:||9780415658522 0415658527 9780415658539 0415658535|
|Description:||xiv, 287 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Machine generated contents note: 1. We the People --
2. Talk of Protest and the Past --
3. Contemporary Cause-based Collecting --
4. Activism and the Tribal Museum Movement --
5. Cultural Collisions --
6. New Way of Doing Politics --
7. Beacons of Change.
|Series Title:||Museum meanings.|
"Museums and Social Activism is the first study to bring together historical accounts of the African American and later American Indian civil rights-related social and reform movements that took place on the Smithsonian Mall through the 1960s and 1970s in Washington DC with the significant but unknown story about museological transformation and curatorial activism that occurred in the Division of Political and Reform History at the National Museum of American History at this time"--
- Museums -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
- Exhibitions -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
- Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
- African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
- Indians of North America -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
- National Museum of American History (U.S.). -- Division of Political History -- History -- 20th century.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Archaeology.