1 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) African Americans--Sports--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--1980-1990.

  1. African American expressive culture in Philadelphia project

    20,741 items. -- Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    The African American Expressive Culture in Philadelphia project contains over 20,000 pictures taken at hundreds of events, encounters, and photograph sessions in Philadelphia between March 18 and November 1, 1989. The photos were part of a larger folklife project that Roland Freeman worked on with Glenn Hinson and Jerrilyn McGregory, two doctoral students at the University of Pennsylvania. Freeman served as director and photographer of the project that resulted in an exhibition at the 1989 American Folklore Society meeting in Philadelphia. The collection is particularly rich in images depicting church services, family events, and social events including festivals and parades. African American artistic culture is well represented with photos depicting music, dance, sculpture, quilting, murals, and folk art. Photos also show laborers and a variety of African American businesses including food vendors, restaurants, bars, stables, hair salons, and barber shops. The collection also includes many photos of leisure activities and sports including baseball, basketball, boxing, checkers, and Double Dutch jump rope.