Author Archives: Agatha Tomasik

DC Community Heritage Project: Grant Deadline Extended

Deadline Extended

1968 was a pivotal year for Washington, DC. As we honor the 50th year of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the changes that occurred in our city and our country and our perceptions of one another – we are partnering with the Historic Preservation Office to support projects that capture the heritage of Washington, DC and preserve the stories from our city in1968. The grant deadline has been extended to January 26, 2018 at 11:59pm. Amount: $2,500 Learn

Humanitini: Hand Dance: A DC Tradition

Hand Dance_ A DC Tradition - CC (1)

“It’s the music that makes you move,” and by City Council resolution, Hand Dance is the official dance of DC. Developed in the Washington, DC area in the early 1950s by African Americans as a form of recreation and entertainment, Hand Dance is rooted in the floor version of swing. In the early days, the best dancers honed their skills at Turner’s Arena, Lincoln Colonnade, and the U-Line Arena to the tunes of big bands led by Louis Jordan and

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