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Humanities Profile Barbara Franco City Museum.mpg_snapshot_20.12_[2015.05.20_16.49.51].jpg
E. Ethelbert Miller interviews Barbara Franco, the Executive Director of the Historical Society of Washington, DC.

She talks about the establishment of the City Museum. She discusses the history and original purpose of the Carnegie Library…

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This brief film documents a project undertaken by the Rincones & Company Dance Theater to help teenagers express their individuality while learning about social relations and race.

Students from different backgrounds were brought together to…

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Duke Ellington's Washington tells the story of the influential African American community that flourished in Washington, DC's U Street neighborhood in the early 20th century. This segregated, yet socio-economically diverse community nurtured…

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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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Actor Fred Morsell portrays Frederick Douglass for an audience of schoolchildren at Orr Elementary.

The raw footage was given a title screen when digitized in 2011.

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In celebration of Black History Month, the Greater New Hope Baptist Church invited DC area men's choral and popular music groups to perform songs of praise. This film documents those performances.

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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 video includes two distinct segments. The first is a German TV segment for 3-Deutschland, and the second is an interview with Rainer Splitt and Timo Kahlen.

The film is labeled "District of Columbia Arts Center QRG Submittal," and lists an…

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Capers is a one-woman show based on the stories of families at the Arthur Capper/Carrollsburg public housing projects - also known as 'Capers - in southeast DC who protested the government-funded relocation and demolition of their neighborhood. This…

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This brief documentary film was produced by St. Luke's Episcopal Church to highlight the congregation's achievements, especially in the area of historic preservation. Several congregants directly involved with the the church's archives are…

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This film, a history of Washington, DC's 12th Street YMCA, was produced by junior high school students participating in the Anthony Bowen YMCA's after school program. The YMCA group collaborated with the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's outreach…

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Funded in part by a series of Humanities Council grants, "Dance Party: The Teenarama Story" film examines a 1960s television show called Teenarama. The program was a teen dance show which, unlike many of its contemporary counterparts, was open to…

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James Forman, PhD. and the Cultural Center for Social Change presented this program that dramatized the Mississippi Civil Rights activities of 1964 in performance and song at the Mt. Vernon College Campus in Northwest DC.

Local performers covered…

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The film tells the story of the 100,000 West Indians who were brought to Central America to work on the Panama Canal in the early 1900s. "Diggers" addresses the discrimination and exploitation the workers faced as well as the labor movements they…

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Freedom On My Mind vividly chronicles this complex and compelling history of the Mississippi voter registration struggles of 1961 to 1964: the interracial nature of the campaign, the tensions and conflicts, the fears and hopes. It is the story of…

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This 41 minute documentary surveys the history of African American women authors in Washington, DC including: Jessie Fauset, Angelina Grimke, Georgia Douglas Johnson, and May Miller Sullivan.

The film is narrated by Dr. Jeanne-Marie Miller and…

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Footage from the Howard University English Department's 2005 Hearts Day Conference. The conference honored Dr. Maya Angelou.

This footage is from Session 4: Narrating Critical History and Critical Politics. Speakers include: Dr. Beverly…

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This documentary film tells the story of baseball hall-of-famer Hank Greenberg through archival film footage and interviews his former teammates, friends, family, and fans. As a first baseman with the Detroit Tigers, Greenberg endured anti-semitism…

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This planning meeting was organized by historians Kathy Smith and Marya McQuirter as an effort to get Shaw residents involved in the creation of the community's history exhibit at the then-planned Thurgood Marshall Center for Heritage and…

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This film provides several historical vignettes on the lives of ordinary citizens who lived in Washington, DC's downtown from the city's founding through the end of the 19th century. Topics covered include: the history of health and medicine, the…

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Carmen James Lane of the Humanities Council of Washington, DC, and Kenneth Carroll of the DC Writers' Corps discuss their collaborations on the Council's City Lights program. City Lights was a program that brought educational programming to residents…

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This film documents a reunion of Teenarama participants at Fort Lincoln Park on August 1, 1998. The film features narrated footage of the event and includes several dance numbers. The film is part of a larger documentary project from filmmaker…

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Rosie the Riveter epitomizes public view on women's role during World War II, often overlooking the story of women in intelligence and government positions. Government Girls of WWII sheds new light on women and World War II by showcasing female…

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The film follows a group called the "Dreamers" from Johnson Junior High School in Anacostia as the students connect with local storytellers, scholars, artists, and musicians to understand their past. This video is accompanied by a booklet.

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Georgetown, in the early 1900's, was an important center of black commerce and community, where doctors, entrepreneurs, and artists lived in close proximity. This documentary film, produced in part by Georgetown University, examines the…
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