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This documentary explores the value and meaning of theater in the Latin American community of Washington, DC, with a special focus on the GALA Hispanic Theater in Columbia Heights.

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This documentary interviews creators and supporters of murals and public art in Washington, DC's Latin America communities. Interviewees explain the importance of public art including its ability to document the past, preserve culture, and create a…

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Scholars of modern languages and linguistics discuss the differences between spoken and written language, and the links between spoken language and culture. The documentary focuses on the Spanish Language.

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In this documentary film, several chefs of Spanish and Latin American descent, talk about their passion for their work and its connection to their culture.

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This horseshoe was awarded to Staff Sergeant Shejal Pulivarti from her command team within the United States Army 1st Cavalry Division.

The horseshoe is accompanied by a brief description of the award and the 1st Cavalry Division.

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Staff Sergeant Shejal Pulivarti earned these gold spurs in 2008 while serving with the United States Army 1st Cavalry Division. SSG Pulivarti served in both Fort Hood, Texas and Sadr City, Iraq.

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US Army Stetson worn by Staff Sergeant Shejal Pulivarti during her years of service. The culture of the United States Army is based on a mounted tradition, and as such cavalry soldiers can earn the right to wear a stetson as part of their uniform.…

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This helicopter flight helmet was part of the personal flight equipment of Commander Jeffrey B. Barta while he served with the HSL-51 Warlords in Atsugi, Japan. The item is an example of early 2000's vintage flight gear, and demonstrates the cultural…

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This hiking stick was purchased by Commander Jeffrey B. Barta during his time in the United States Navy when he climbed Mt. Fuji in August 2001. The flags and brands were added at various stations during the climb. The attached medal appears to have…

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The panelist, Dr. Micheal White, Dr. Tricia Rose, and John Franklin, come together on stage at the Smithsonian to speak upon the issues of black communities suffering from lack of aid. It's also because of these situations that black communities have…

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Soul of the City (SOTC) is a week long summer program for teens to gain leadership skills, community awareness and historical context in Washington DC. Students are encouraged to participate in several different activities where they're able to work…

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Eleanor W. Taylor, Chair of the Department of English at Howard University, along with poet and founder of Third World Press, Haki Madhubuti come together in honor of celebrating Hearts Day 2008 with award-winning writer, Edward P. Jones. He talks…

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In celebration of 75 years of providing services for young woman of color, the Dr. Ionia Rollin Whipper home, originally known as 'The Lend-A-Hand Club,' showed the important role this facility played in the Washington DC community filled with…

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Komorebi uses the stories of mixed race and multi-ethnic Asian Americans who explain how coming from multicultural backgrounds has shaped their lives in the DC area.

The focus of this audio series is to portray how these individuals use their…

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Ward 8 in Washington DC SE was one of the areas hit hardest by the crack epidemic. The community leaders featured in this film helped the area rebound from those troubled times with a passion and a purpose that they generously share with us.

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Greenleaf Gardens is a public housing community in Ward 6 that was established in 1959 as a family friendly community. These interviews of current and former residents of Greenleaf shed light on the sense of community at Greenleaf, discuss what could…

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Greenleaf Gardens is a public housing community in Ward 6 that was established in 1959 as a family friendly community. These interviews of current and former residents of Greenleaf shed light on the sense of community at Greenleaf, discuss what could…

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Greenleaf Gardens is a public housing community in Ward 6 that was established in 1959 as a family friendly community. These interviews of current and former residents of Greenleaf shed light on the sense of community at Greenleaf, discuss what could…

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Greenleaf Gardens is a public housing community in Ward 6 that was established in 1959 as a family friendly community. These interviews of current and former residents of Greenleaf shed light on the sense of community at Greenleaf, discuss what could…

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This documentary explores the Anacostia River in Washington, DC and its impact upon local communities and Native American tribes both past and present. Using beautiful landscape views and insightful interviews, this video gives a very thorough…

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Petworth is a diverse community that has experienced many changes over the past century. Current and former residents tell stories of the origins and growth of this charming city and all that it has to offer.

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Current and former residents share their views and memories of the ever-changing Adams Morgan community of Washington DC

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The historic Hilltop Campus Schools comprised the first public school campus built specifically for African American students during a time of segregation in the 1930's through 1950's. The video examines the history of these schools and the impact…

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This certificate was awarded to retired US Navy Seaman 1st Class Martin F. Cody for leading 12 step recovery programs at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. Cody was born in 1931, and served two years in the military working in…

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This crest was created in Ireland and given to Martin F. Cody by his brother. Cody served in the US Navy as a Seaman 1st Class, working in aviation supply.
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