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This is a photo taken by Irene Stewart Kellogg of Princess Mae Richardson and two young girl scouts. They were at a protest against the closing of the 12th street YMCA. The photo was taken at 12th and S Streets NW.

The back side of this photo…

"Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun" intersperses insights from leading scholars and rare footage of the rural South (some of it shot by Zora herself) with re-enactments of a revealing 1943 radio interview. Hurston biographer, Cheryl Wall, traces…

This documentary film survey's the life of long-time Washington, DC resident, Ira Blount. Blount is an artist in Ward 7 who has used his creative skills to contribute significantly to the community. He acquired his skills through the influence of his…

The Humanities Profiled is the HCWDC's cable television show. The show is hosted by E. Ethelbert Miller, writer, historian and Chairman of the Council's Board. The Humanities Profiled airs each month on DCTV featuring people, topics and ideas that…

This video interview with Lauretta Jackson was recorded in three parts by the Robert and Mary Church Terrell House and LeDroit Park Museum. Ms. Jackson recounts the history of LeDroit Park throughout the time of her occupation there including: her…

A 1986 documentary examining the impact and focus gospel music has given to one family from the South. "A Singing Stream" explores the family tradition of gospel music by following the lives of Bertha Landis and her family members. The Landis…

Mexico City and Washington, D.C., are the backdrops for this portrait of this major figure on the contemporary Latin American and world literary scenes. Fuentes talks about the influence of Latin American writers on his writing, notably Sor Juana,…

Six older Americans - folk artists, a baker, a political activist, and a Chesapeake fisherman - come together in this video to share memories and reveal their philosophies. Although these eclectic Americans enjoy reminiscing about the past, they…

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.

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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