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This play, commissioned for Hope House DC, an organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of incarceration that occurs when parents are separated from children to serve time in prison. It was performed at a meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus…

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Dance of Tears is the story of the Khmer Classical Dance Troupe and their journey from the killing fields of Cambodia, to a refugee camp in Thailand, and finally to Wheaton, Maryland. In 1970, President Nixon ordered the bombing of Cambodia. In…

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This is a brochure created by the Bloomingdale Civic Association that describes the social and architectural history of the Bloomingdales neighborhood. Its primary structure is a timeline composed through the compilation of data from history books,…

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A brochure detailing the development of the Bloomingdale Village Square project by the Bloomingdale Civic Association. This document acknowledges challenges with the project, its continued goals, and offers a timeline for possible completion.

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A brochure detailing the scope and purpose of the Bloomingdale Village Square Project by the Bloomingdale Civic Association. This document explains the goals of the project, its associated activities, and the organizations strategy for project…

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This historic walking tour brochure guides users past several historic sites in the Park View neighborhood. Click here to download a PDF version of the brochure.

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A Capital Community explores the economic and social adjustments of Jews who moved from urban areas into the largely rural life style of pre-World War II Washington. The film also highlights their preservation of a distinctive religious and cultural…

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An audio documentary in which Donelle Boose interviews two DC based Hip Hop artists about their lives in and around Washington, DC. The artists, Head Roc and Uptown XO, discuss growing up in the city and in its surrounding suburbs, and how the…

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The Neighborhood Farm Initiative interviewed members of Washington, DC's growing urban agriculture community to document the history of growing food in the city.

Borghese grew up on a farm in her native Austria where she learned to garden and…

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This three dimensional, mixed media art piece reflects the unspoken code used by slaves seeking freedom along the Underground Railroad. See the essay entitled "Visual Cues Along the Journey on the Underground Railroad" by Dr. Anne Bouie for a…

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This mixed media piece reflects the unspoken code used by slaves seeking freedom on the Underground Railroad. This piece depicts a synthesis of African and Creole beliefs in the divine, and luck.

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This mixed media piece reflects the unspoken code used by slaves seeking freedom on the Underground Railroad. The piece depicts good fortune, where friendly Native American populations may be found, protection, and the nearby presence of the…

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The Hillcrest Community Civic Association initiated this oral history project to answer the question, "What makes a strong DC community?" Narrators were asked if Hillcrest exhibits the characteristics of a strong community and what they believe the…

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This documentary discusses the unique situation experienced by many women living in public housing, focusing specifically on the women of the Frederick Douglass Dwellings in Southeast Washington, DC. The film is comprised primarily of video oral…

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The Neighborhood Farm Initiative interviewed members of Washington, DC's growing urban agriculture community to document the history of growing food in the city.

Brandenburg was born in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC in 1950, but he…

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Urban fishing has been an important source of recreation and community life for many throughout the region. "Fishing in the City" depicts diverse anglers along the Potomac River, from lifelong Washingtonians to recent Latino and Asian immigrants. The…

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In advance of their trip to Ghana, students participating in the Sadiki Africa Experience were interviewed by Brother Ah on WPFW. The students, with their instructors, answered questions about the Sadiki program and their trip.

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During the Summer of 2011 Empower DC conducted a series of video interviews in support of a documentary film on the historic Crummell School in Ivy City, Washington, DC.

This interview was recorded at the Ivy City Reunion.

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During the Summer of 2011 Empower DC conducted a series of video interviews in support of a documentary film on the historic Crummell School in Ivy City, Washington, DC.

The interviewer asks Brown questions about his childhood in Ivy City. Brown…

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The Hillcrest Community Civic Association initiated this oral history project to answer the question, "What makes a strong DC community?" Narrators were asked if Hillcrest exhibits the characteristics of a strong community and what they believe the…

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A short biographical film on Robert L. Moore. The content focuses on Moore's efforts to develop the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Northwest Washington, DC especially in the 1990s until the early 2000s.

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This audio recording features an introduction by Bryant's first manager, Berle Adams, and clips from six songs including: Love for Sale (1952), After You're Gone (1952), Runnin' Wild (1952), Indiscreet (1949), Momele (1952), You Made Me Love You…

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This 20 page booklet, produced by the Capitol View Civic Association, uses historic research and the remembrances of community members to tell the story of the neighborhood's development since the early 20th century. Some of the topics explored…

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Footage from a discussion series at which residents of the Capitol View neighborhood recall the community's history with the guidance of moderators and guest lecturers. The project was conducted in at least two sessions in the Spring and Summer of…

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This is the Cardozo High School yearbook for the year 1954. It was called "Purple Wave." It was probably owned by Martrel Blackwell King according to an inscription on its inside cover. Featured pages include a section recognizing the "Silver…
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