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The 2009 Soul of the City class visited several DC neighborhoods including Georgetown, Anacostia, Capitol Hill, and Chinatown, and produced a documentary film based on their experience. The film includes oral history interviews and footage of the…

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The booklet provides information for Adams Morgan residents wishing to improve their historic properties. It includes information on how to tell if a property is in a historic district, and what steps must be taken with the DC government to alter…

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This documentary asks several long-practicing barbers and beauticians from the H Street NE corridor in Washington, DC about their businesses, and about the history of the neighborhood. Much of the documentary focuses on Anwar Saleem and Nurney Mason.

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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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Project directors of the 2012 DC Community Heritage Project grants were interviewed for this film that was shown at a community showcase event. The interviews are supported with video clips, and photographs from the grant projects.

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This film, produced for the 2011 DCCHP Showcase at John Eaton Elementary School in Northwest DC, highlights the grantee projects produced during the cycle. The film is separated into categories focusing on: Landmarks, Neighborhoods, and Culture.

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This film, produced for the 2013 DCCHP Showcase event, highlights the grantee projects produced during the cycle. The film is separated into categories focusing on: Landmarks, Neighborhoods, and Culture.

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Film shown at the 2015 DC Community Heritage Project showcase at the Richard Wright Charter School. The film consists of interviews and footage of each grantee either working on their projects or demonstrating the results of their work.

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The Anacostia Bicyclists' Association organized this history tour to encourage young people to explore the sites of interest within their own neighborhoods. The ABA provides bike safety training, and the tour was meant to give more people a reason to…

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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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Working DC is a program designed to collect and disseminate stories about the work experience in Washington, DC. Project participants collected 9 interviews and arrayed them on a "GoogleMap". All 8 District Wards were represented by the project.The…

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These transcripts are from an oral history project related to the National Hand Dance Association documentary film, "Hand Dance: a Capitol Swing." The interviews explore the resurgence of hand dance in the 1990s and the establishment of dance classes…

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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.

Baumgartner was raised in Elkton, KY where his family owned a tobacco farm.…

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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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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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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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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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