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John Kinard

American pastor, social activist, museum director

Died when: 52 years 256 days (632 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius


John Kinard

John Robert Edward Kinard (November 22, 1936 – August 5, 1989) was an American social activist, pastor, and museum director.He is best known as the director of the Anacostia Museum, a small community museum founded by the Smithsonian Institution in 1967.

Kinard was the museum's first director, and remained in the post until his death.The Washington Post said Kinard was "a passionate believer in the idea that the well-being of black people depends on having a record of their past".

Noted British archeologist and museologist Sir Kenneth Hudson said Kinard "developed the Anacostia Museum into one of the small number of museums of influence in the world."

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