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A young Washingtonian's video reflection on the importance of the city's culture, history, and historic sites. It features brief comments and reflections from historians, students, and various other community members on Black Georgetown.

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A short documentary on black musicians: Billy Stewart and Van McCoy. The film features interviewees discussing Stewart and McCoy's origins in the DC music scene, and the soul music culture of Washington, DC in the 1960s. It briefly showcases 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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Dr. Elizabeth Clark-Lewis delivers an introductory, biographical lecture for the 42nd Annual DC Historical Studies Conference on the late Prof. Letitia Woods Brown for the occasion of the scholar's 100th birthday. Clark-Lewis describes how Woods…

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This walking tour brochure, created by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, maps 10 historical sites along the H Street corridor in northeast Washington. The guide also provides a historical timeline covering developments in the…

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Provides a biographical account of John J. Earley, a description of the unique process he developed for adding "architectural cement" to building projects, and the story of his contributions to the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, DC.

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This brochure offers a brief survey history of the Hillsdale Neighborhood in Ward 8, Washington, DC. The survey profiles three of the most prominent historical figures associated with the neighborhood: Solomon G. Brown, Frederick Douglass, and…

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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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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 script for a musical production has both spoken and signed dialogue. It dramatizes the history of Kendall Green, the National College for the Deaf and Dumb (later Gallaudet University, as well as Helen Keller's arrival in Washington, DC.

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This article uses archival research and testimony from neighborhood residents to describe the history of Fairfax Village in Washington, DC. The document provides a historical narrative beginning with the neighborhood's construction in 1938, its…

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

Nash-Hubbard grew up gardening at Fort Dupont Park in Washington, DC. She learned 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.

Tony Senerchia grew up in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC where both of…

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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.

Siedel grew up in New York City in the 1930s, and began her career in the United…

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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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