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!Kung Bushmen Hunting Equipment 1966

Human Studies Film Archives
Cataloging supported by Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee

Edited film shot in the Nyae-Nyae region of the Kalahari in Namibia. Shown in detail are all the pieces of the !Kung hunting kit and how each piece is made and used, from the collection of the raw materials to the final fabrication, including the preparation of poison arrows. Film is made from footage shot in conjunction with the 1952-1953 expedition supported by the Peabody Museum of Harvard University and the Smithsonian Institution.

"... the Smithsonian is just the coolest thing ever ..."

National Museum of Natural History
Recorded onsite at NMNH's Centennial exhibit.

"... this has always been known as 'Daddy's Museum' and eventually 'Grandpa's Museum'"

National Museum of Natural History
Recorded onsite at NMNH's Centennial exhibit.

"A Right To The City" Symposium | "Facing the Future: Working Toward Equity in Our Cities"

Anacostia Community Museum
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum presents... "A Right to the City: The Past & Future of Urban Equity" Symposium PANEL - "Facing the Future: Working Toward Equity in Our Cities" October 26, 2018 What are the most pressing challenges facing urban communities today, and what strategies and opportunities exist for ensuring a more just future for our cities? MODERATOR Ramon Jacobson, Acting Director, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) PANELISTS Amanda Alexander, Founding Executive Director, Detroit Justice Center Gloria Bruce, Executive Director, East Bay Housing Organizations Dominic Moulden, Resource Organizer, ONE DC (Organizing Neighborhood Equity DC) Judge Victoria Pratt, Former Chief Judge, Newark Municipal Court (NJ)

"A Right To The City" Symposium | "From Urban Renewal to Gentrification"

Anacostia Community Museum
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum presents... "A Right to the City: The Past & Future of Urban Equity" Symposium PANEL - "From Urban Renewal to Gentrification: Planning, Housing, and Neighborhood Change" October 26, 2018 What policies and processes have been transforming cities, suburbs, and their neighborhoods in the 50 years since the passage of the 1968 Fair Housing Act? MODERATOR David Freund, Associate Professor of History, University of Maryland, College Park PANELISTS Howard Gillette, Prof. of History Emeritus, Rutgers University — Camden Kimberley Johnson, Prof. of Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University Nancy Mirabal, Associate Prof. of American Studies and Director of U.S. Latina/o Studies, University of Maryland, College Park Gregory Squires, Prof. of Sociology and Public Policy & Public Administration, George Washington University

"A Right To The City" Symposium | "Neighborhood Power: Organizing in the Aftermath of Civil Rights"

Anacostia Community Museum
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum presents... "A Right to the City: The Past & Future of Urban Equity" Symposium PANEL - "Neighborhood Power: Organizing in the Aftermath of Civil Rights" October 26, 2018 How have neighborhoods and communities been organizing for equity and justice in the midst of rapidly changing cities? MODERATOR Tanvi Misra, Staff Writer, CityLab — The Atlantic Panelists Amanda Huron, Associate Prof. of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, University of District of Columbia Rosemary Ndubuizu. Assistant Prof. of Africa American Studies, Georgetown University Diane Wong, Assistant Prof. and Faculty Fellow, New York University

"A Right To The City" Symposium | Keynote Conversation with Dr. Scott Kurashige

Anacostia Community Museum
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum presents... "A Right to the City: The Past & Future of Urban Equity" Symposium KEYNOTE - Conversation with Dr. Scott Kurashige October 26, 2018 A discussion of Dr. Kurashige's book, "The Fifty-Year Rebellion: How the U.S. Political Crisis Began in Detroit" (University of California Press, 2017). Dr. Scott Kurashige is a professor of American & Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington Bothell. He is also co-author (with Grace Lee Boggs) of "The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century." MODERATOR Dr. Samir Meghelli, Senior Curator, Anacostia Community Museum

"All Systems at Work"

National Postal Museum
Each day the United States Postal Service processes hundreds of millions of pieces of mail and delivers to over 150 million addresses. At the center of this bustling postal network are more than a hundred Processing and Distribution Centers spread across the United States. This video shows how letters, catalogs, magazines, and parcels make their way through mail centers. Click the "Full screen" button in the lower right corner of the video to watch full-screen. Visit the online exhibit: https://postalmuseum.si.edu/systemsatwork View captioned video: http://youtu.be/agVU6KHmLR4

"All Systems at Work" (with captions)

National Postal Museum
Each day the United States Postal Service processes hundreds of millions of pieces of mail and delivers to over 150 million addresses. At the center of this bustling postal network are more than a hundred Processing and Distribution Centers spread across the United States. This video shows how letters, catalogs, magazines, and parcels make their way through mail centers. Click the "Full screen" button in the lower right corner of the video to watch full-screen. Visit the online exhibit: https://postalmuseum.si.edu/systemsatwork View without captions: http://youtu.be/ELAHw0JNdVk

"All the King's Men" - U.S. Postal Inspection Service Video

National Postal Museum
You've discovered that you're the victim of a financial crime. Your money is gone, your credit rating is in error, and you may have to testify against the people who victimized your. You're confused, and uncertain . . . where do you turn for help? This U.S. Postal Inspection Service video introduces you to resources to help you deal with the criminal justice system, restore your credit rating, and put your life back on track. It also includes tips that may help you avoid becoming a victim in the first place. Learn more about the U.S. Postal Inspection Service: https://postalmuseum.si.edu/behindthebadge

"Alma (Soul/Spirit)" by Agustín Lira from Songs of Struggle and Hope

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
More info: http://goo.gl/L1OZML Smithsonian Folkways presents Songs of Struggle & Hope, featuring songs from the farmworker and Chicano Power Movement of the 1960s as well as new creations that speak to social justice. A powerhouse social activist, Agustín Lira spun out songs that fueled the pioneering political theater group Teatro Campesino. “Alma (Soul/Spirit)" became a Chicano anthem during the 60s, and the title works as both a salutation to the audience and a question about what is happening to them historically.

"Anoche Estuve Ilorando" by Hermanos Herrera

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Watch Hermanos Herrera perform "Anoche Estuve Ilorando" The gut-wrenching, cry-provoking canción ranchera is omnipresent in Mexican culture on both sides of the US–Mexico border. The Hermanos Herrera take their jarocho sound to parties and social occasions of all sorts, and this classic ranchera, written by the late, famed singer/songwriter Cuco Sánchez, takes you there. When the three voices come in at the refrain, audiences erupt with heartfelt "gritos" (yells). Learn more and purchase 'Sones Jarochos y Huastecos y Más:' https://folkways.si.edu/hermanos-herrera/sones-jarochos-y-huastecos-y-mas Driven by their family’s devotion to traditional music, the Mexican American siblings Hermanos Herrera immersed themselves in a quarter century of mentorship by pillar performers of son huasteco and son jarocho, two favorite forms of Mexico’s rich musical heritage. They then applied their passion to the music, supercharging signature sounds with their own sentiment and an aggressive approach to playing the regional instruments of Veracruz harp, huapanguera and jarana guitars, and the distinctive Huastecan-style violin. In this debut Folkways album, they make their mark on musical gems popular on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border. 48 minutes, 40-page booklet with bilingual notes. This album is the 46th in the Smithsonian Folkways Tradiciones/Traditions Series of Latino music albums, produced with support from the Smithsonian Latino Center. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hermanos.herrera/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/HermanosHerrera Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hermanosherrera/ Website: http://www.hermanosherrera.com/ Smithsonian Folkways: http://www.folkways.si.edu/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Folkways Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/smithsonianfolkwaysrecordings/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smithsonianfolkways/ The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (/www.si.edu/copyright/). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.

"Art and Money; or, the Story of the Room": Whistler, the Peacock Room, and the Artist as Magus

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
"Art and Money; or, the Story of the Room": Whistler, the Peacock Room, and the Artist as Magus Sally-Anne Huxtable Lecturer in Design History, Department of Arts University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne Palaces of Art: Whistler and the Art Worlds of Aestheticism Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art October 27--28, 2011

"Attention Teachers and Students"

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Francis, Sam, Mckenzie, Jay, Drew, Jasmyn, and Emily created this Claymation video during Comic Week 2012. It's brilliant!

"Baby Born Today" by Elizabeth Mitchell and Friends (from The Sounding Joy)

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
"The Sounding Joy" available here: http://goo.gl/hcoMOt The Sounding Joy is a spirited collection of folk carols drawn from Ruth Crawford Seeger's 1953 songbook American Folk Songs for Christmas. Featuring Elizabeth Mitchell and a luminary list of her musical family, friends, and neighbors, this album celebrates the spirit of community and homespun traditions that existed in times before the commercialization of Christmas. Natalie Merchant, Aoife O'Donovan, Amy Helm, John Sebastian, Dan Zanes, Happy Traum, and many others including special guest Peggy Seeger all add their voices to pay tribute to a collection revered in the canon of American Music. From the liner notes: This song is a "shout"—a traditional part of the all-night Watch Night services held on Christmas Eve at churches in the South. In Ruth's own words: "Song and sermon and prayer flow back and forth with little break from one to the other. Leader and group are joint worshipers and makers of song. A short phrase of music and a brief refrain fill long spaces of night, with each minute detail of the Christmas story lined out—new lines improvised, old lines remembered." Performed and recorded live at the The Pewter Shop at The Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY. Performers: Amy Helm Byron Isaacs Daniel Littleton Natalie Merchant Mike Merenda Elizabeth Mitchell Simi Stone Ruthy Ungar Directed by Kale Kaposhilin Director of Photography: Chris Rahm Camera Operator: Ben Fundis Assistant Director / Gaffer: John Butters Recording Engineer: Guthrie Lord Editor: Chris Rahm Mixing Engineer: Guthrie Lord A Production of Evolving Media Network The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (/www.si.edu/copyright/). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.

"Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor" at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Bill Traylor (ca. 1853–1949) is regarded today as one of the most important American artists of the twentieth century. A black man born into slavery in Alabama, he was an eyewitness to history: the Civil War, Emancipation, Reconstruction, Jim Crow segregation, the Great Migration, and the steady rise of African American urban culture in the South. Traylor would not live to see the civil rights movement, but he was among those who laid its foundation. Starting around 1939—by then in his late eighties and living on the streets of Montgomery—Traylor made the radical steps of taking up pencil and paintbrush and attesting to his existence and point of view. The paintings and drawings he made are visually striking and politically assertive; they include simple yet powerful distillations of tales and memories as well as spare, vibrantly colored abstractions. When Traylor died in 1949, he left behind more than one thousand works of art.

"Blue Clouds" by Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower from Smithsonian Folkways

Smithsonian Institution
Purchase this recording from Smithsonian Folkways and support our mission as the non-profit record label of the national museum of the United States: http://www.folkways.si.edu/elizabeth-mitchell/blue-clouds/childrens/music/album/smithsonian The title-track from Elizabeth Mitchell's fourth Smithsonian Folkways album was written by her husband Daniel as a lullaby their daughter (and band-mate) Storey. Over the course of six beautiful albums in nearly 15 years, Elizabeth Mitchell has invited listeners to join her, husband Daniel Littleton, their daughter Storey, and other friends and relatives to become part of an extended musical family. On Blue Clouds (out October 23), she raises her special kind of family-centric music to new heights by bringing clarity and beauty to a surprising range of songs. The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (/www.si.edu/copyright/). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.

"Blue Clouds" by Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower from Smithsonian Folkways

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Purchase this recording from Smithsonian Folkways and support our mission as the non-profit record label of the national museum of the United States: http://www.folkways.si.edu/elizabeth-mitchell/blue-clouds/childrens/music/album/smithsonian The title-track from Elizabeth Mitchell's fourth Smithsonian Folkways album was written by her husband Daniel as a lullaby their daughter (and band-mate) Storey. Over the course of six beautiful albums in nearly 15 years, Elizabeth Mitchell has invited listeners to join her, husband Daniel Littleton, their daughter Storey, and other friends and relatives to become part of an extended musical family. On Blue Clouds (out October 23), she raises her special kind of family-centric music to new heights by bringing clarity and beauty to a surprising range of songs. The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (/www.si.edu/copyright/). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.

"Bright Morning Stars" by Abigail Washburn and Ih Tsetsn

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Information of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival: http://www.festival.si.edu Inner Mongolian music ensemble Ih Tsetsn and American banjo player Abigail Washburn decided to meet on stage for a cross-cultural collaboration on the Appalachian folksong "Bright Morning Stars" at the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Videography: Ed Fry, David Barnes, Abby Sternberg Editing: Charles Weber [Catalog No. CFV10651; Copyright 2014 Smithsonian Institution]

"Carrier Sequence Bar Code Sorter" (CSBCS)

National Postal Museum
A short film showing the Carrier Sequence Bar Code Sorter (CSBCS) in action. The CSBCS is an automated machine that sorts the mail through the barcode to an individual letter carrier's mail route. Visit the online exhibit: http://npm.si.edu/systemsatwork

"Check One" – Regie Cabico

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Read more: http://festival.si.edu/blog/five-minutes-of-political-theater-an-interview-with-spoken-word-poet-regie-cabico Production: Emma Cregan [Catalog No. CFV10926; Copyright 2017, Smithsonian Institution]

"Color in a New Light" Sneak Peek on Periscope

Smithsonian Libraries
On January 20th, 2016, we hosted a live Periscope broadcast to get a behind-the-scenes look at our new exhibit, "Color in a New Light". Exhibit curator Jennifer Cohlman Bracchi and book conservator Vanessa Haight Smith explained more about the exhibit, what books will be featured and the preservation work that goes in to displaying books. Learn more about "Color in a New Light" at http://library.si.edu/color

"Cradle Hymn" by Elizabeth Mitchell and Friends (from The Sounding Joy)

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
"The Sounding Joy" available here: http://goo.gl/hcoMOt The Sounding Joy is a spirited collection of folk carols drawn from Ruth Crawford Seeger's 1953 songbook American Folk Songs for Christmas. Featuring Elizabeth Mitchell and a luminary list of her musical family, friends, and neighbors, this album celebrates the spirit of community and homespun traditions that existed in times before the commercialization of Christmas. Natalie Merchant, Aoife O'Donovan, Amy Helm, John Sebastian, Dan Zanes, Happy Traum, and many others including special guest Peggy Seeger all add their voices to pay tribute to a collection revered in the canon of American Music. From the liner notes: Amy and Teresa knew this melody from the hymn "Ten Thousand Charms." Daniel arranged it for guitar. We worked it out around our kitchen table, and then we walked down the hall and recorded it. Performed and recorded live at the The Pewter Shop at The Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY. Performers: Larry Campbell Byran Isaacs Amy Helm Elizabeth Mitchell Daniel Littleton Teresa Williams Directed by Kale Kaposhilin Assistant Director: John Butters Director of Photography: Chris Rahm Camera Operator: Ben Fundis Assistant Director / Gaffer: John Butters Recording Engineer: Guthrie Lord Editor: Chris Rahm Mixing Engineer: Guthrie Lord A Production of Evolving Media Network The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (/www.si.edu/copyright/). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.

"Deportee (feat. Lyle Lovett)" by Los Texmaniacs [Official Music Video]

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Official music video for "Deportee" featuring Lyle Lovett by Los Texmaniacs, from 'Cruzando Borders' out on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings // https://folkways.si.edu/los-texmaniacs/cruzando-borders Also known as "Plane Wreck at Los Gatos," these Woody Guthrie-penned lyrics were inspired by a 1948 newspaper article on the crash of a plane near Los Gatos Canyon in California's Fresno County carrying farm laborers back to Mexico, but didn't mention any of the Mexican victims' names, merely calling them "deportees." Renowned country singer Lyle Lovett, an avowed Woody Guthrie fan, met Max Baca at the taping of an Austin City Limits Hall of Fame show, and graciously accepted their invitation to sing the song for this album. He feels the sentiment of the song callings for treating all people with dignity still holds true, saying "It's a timeless song, and it's an honor to sing those words." Filmed by Charlie Weber and edited by Emma Cregan Los Texmaniacs: http://lostexmaniacs.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/texmaniacs/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/texmaniacs74 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/texmaniacs/ Smithsonian Folkways: http://www.folkways.si.edu/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Folkways Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smithsonianf... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smithsonian... The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (/www.si.edu/copyright/). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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