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African-American Roller Skating Archives

A repository of African American roller skating photos, posters and other items is being created at the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University.

Tasha Klusmann of the non-profit Our Family Skate Association is working with Howard University to add a roller skating section to the school's Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, a huge bank of information about the history and culture of people of African descent.

The "National African-American Roller Skating Archives Project" currently has about 500 items, but founders are hoping to have 10,000 African- American related roller skating related items by the end of 2005. The archive includes items such as photos, fliers, skating clothes, tickets and programs from events and contests.

If you would like to donate any African American roller skating items to the archive you can send them to:
Our Family Skate Association
PO Box 41236
Washington, D.C. 20018
Items must be accompanied by a donation form.

Articles About the Archive
  • Denver Weekly News Article (RollerSkatingToday.com)

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  • Form For Donating Items - PDF Format (SkateGroove.com)
  • More About The Archive Project (SkateGroove.com)
  • Moorland Spingarn Research Center (Howard.edu)
  • Howard University (Howard.edu)



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