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Humanitini: Reimagining DC in 1968

Reimagining DC in 1968

1968 was a pivotal year for Washington, DC and the nation. News of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. spread rapidly through the city, and violence was not far behind. What is often lost in this conversation is the fundamental ways in which residents’ perceptions changed. Perceptions about public safety, perceptions about race relations, and perceptions about the government’s ability to affect change transformed. In partnership with dc1968’s Marya McQuirter and the American Historical Association during their annual meeting, this month’s Humanitini will discuss

2017 DC Oral History Collaborative Showcase

2017 Grantee Showcase (2)

Last summer, the DC Oral History Collaborative – made possible through a collaboration with the DC Public Library and the Historical Society of Washington D.C. – partnered with 10 local organizations and individuals to produce exciting new oral history projects around the city. Join us at this FREE event to find out what our community partner oral historians learned about the city through their narrators, and what they learned about oral history through the process. RSVP here! Projects Include: Buzzard

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