Steven Newsome

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Steven Newsome (right) with Acting Smithsonian Under Secretary Alan Fern in 1992.

Steven Newsome (born 1952) is an American arts and museum administrator.[1] Newsome grew up in Norfolk, Virginia.[1] He attended Trinity College, Hartford and Emory University.[1] He is the former Chief of the Office of Cultural and Educational Services in the Division of History and Cultural Program at the Department of Housing and Community Development, in Annapolis, Maryland.[1][2] He was Executive Director of the Maryland Commission on Afro-American History and Culture[2] and director of the Banneker-Douglass Museum.[1] In 1990[1] he became the director of the Anacostia Museum,[2] before retiring in 2004.[3] Newsome is the founding director of the Prince George's African American Museum & Cultural Center.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Trescott, Jacqueline (21 December 1990). "Director for Anacostia Museum; Smithsonian Names Steven Newsome". The Washington Post. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Who's Who in America, 53rd edition. New Providence: Marquis. 1999. 
  3. ^ "Newsome Retires as Director of Anacostia Museum". Smithsonian Institution Press Release. Smithsonian Institution Archives. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Salmon, Barrington M. (27 October 2011). "Anacostia Museum Looks to the Future as it Celebrates 44 Years". The Washington Informer. Retrieved 22 April 2012.