Anthropology Magazine

Moments of Resilience Amid a Pandemic

Moments of Resilience Amid a Pandemic


SAPIENS podcast host Chip Colwell discusses resilience among African American communities with Melanie Adams, of the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum.

SAPIENS host Chip Colwell speaks with Melanie Adams, the director of the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum (ACM), about #Moments of Resilience, the ACM’s effort to document and eventually tell African Americans’ stories about the times we’re living through now. They also discuss the unique role of a community museum, the value of oral history, and the communities the ACM serves from its home in Washington, D.C.


Check out these links to the three stories Melanie reads in this episode:

The following pieces are sources Chip mentions in his introduction: