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Steven Cameron Newsome, former museum director.


Newsome, Steven Cameron was born on September 11, 1952 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States.


Bachelor, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1974. Master of Library Science, Emory University, 1975.


Reference library black studies Northwestern University Library., Evanston, Illinois, 1975-1978. Assistant refernce library The University Library., University Illinois, Chicago, 1980-1983, acting refernce library, 1982-1983. Curator Vivian G. Harsh Collection Afro-American Literature and History Chicago Public Library., 1983-1986.

Executive director Maryland Commission on Afro-American History and Culture, Annapolis, 1986-1991. Chief office of cultural and educational services division history & cultural programs Dept Housing, Community Development, 1989-1991. Director Anacostia Museum Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1991-1995.

Director Anacostia Museum/Center for Afro-American History & Culture, 1995—2004. Workshop leader, panelist, speaker at historical and cultural conferences, since 1987. Member planning committee Black Expressions/American Tradition, Chicago collaboration Art Institute, Office Fine Arts and Public Library., 1985.

Member visiting faculty Smithsonian Institution, Office of Museum Programs. Participant seminar on exhibition critiques, Smithsonian Institution National Museum American History, 1989, chairman council of bureau directors, 1993, member 150th anniversary steering committee, 1993, arts consultant Republic South Africa, through United States Information Service, 1994.


Advisor New York State Arts Council Minority Fellows Program,, 1990. Member outreach committee, steering committee, chair public relations and marketing committee Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, 1990. Judge Congressional Arts Caucus High School Competition, 1992, 93, 94.

Exhibitor, developer Congressional Black Caucus Foundation legislation weekend, 1992, 93. Member community and friends board John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Board directors Maryland Humanities Council, Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington.

Member International Council Museum, American Association Museum, African American Museum Association.