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A rubber doll called "Mary Jane" by its contributor, Patricia Ford Neal. She acquired the doll sometime between 1956-1958 in her childhood when her aunt gave it to her. Her aunt "sent the doll to Santa Claus" to get hair in the same decade, which the…

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A porcelain doll called "Mary Jane" by its contributor, Patricia Ford Neal. She acquired the doll in about 1956 in her childhood. Neal recalled that the doll was fragile, which meant that her family allowed her to play with on Christmas day each…

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A video of the history of Full Gospel Tabernacle Church. This video features a footage of a October 17th community block party in which a woman reads church history and another offers a spoken word performance. It also includes short edited clips 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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This is the McKinley High School yearbook for the year 1967. It was called "Techite". Its open pages features inscriptions from students for Patricia Ford, and a "Foreword" for the yearbook. Also inserted is copy of the 1987 "20th Year Class Reunion"…

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This is the memory book pamphlet for McKinley High School's 20th Anniversary celebration. The book created in 1987 features letters of welcome to the alumni from President Ronald Reagan, Mayor Marion Barry, and the Superintendent of the District of…

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This pamphlet, produced in honor of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop's 40th Anniversary, explores the history of the organization through oral history interviews with past and present members. Click here to view the pamphlet.

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This video, narrated by Jenna Weissman Joselit, describes the history of the original Adas Israel Synagogue, its rediscovery, and its preservation.

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This documentary film uses oral history to examine the lives of African-American Muslim women in Washington, DC primarily during the 1940's and 50's.

The narrators discuss the Muslim faith, black history in the United States, the transition from…

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This documentary film uses oral history to examine the lives of African-American Muslim women in Washington, DC primarily during the 1940's and 50's. It is the second film in the series.

The narrators discuss the Muslim faith, black history in the…

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This documentary, produced by the Georgetown Kiwanis Foundation, explores the life of Georgetown resident and community activist Asher L. "Al" Wheeler. Wheeler was a businessman, lawyer, politician, and real estate developer.Click Here to Access the…

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All Souls Church Unitarian is an historic congregation in Washington, DC. In 2012 the church began to build an archive from its collection of photographs dating back to the 1890s. This finder's guide lists the digital file names of approximately 589…

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This online exhibit and photo collection was created as part of the congregation's efforts to organize, archive, and preserve its historic photo collection. The exhibit features a narrative history, a small portion of the photo archive, and a…

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This full National Park Service National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation Form was created by the Tenleytown Historical Society in an effort to get several historic properties included on the Register. The document includes…

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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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Produced by filmmaker Tendani Mpulbusi, this documentary explores the rich history of the Barry Farm community within Anacostia, Washington, DC. Additionally, the film questions the standard historical narrative taught in present-day public schools…

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This brochure provides historical information about Bethel Christian Fellowship and other nearby places of worship. Bethel Christian Fellowship moved to 2200 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, SE on May 7, 2000. Click here to download the full document.

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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 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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Pushing past the boundaries of theater, documentary and activism, '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…

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This documentary was produced by the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop as part of a continuing effort to document the history of the organization and the surrounding neighborhood. Generations of CHAW students and educators were interviewed for the film.…

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This pamphlet outlines the cultural influence of Washington, DC's Chinatown as of 2009. Its tri-fold map features numerous Chinese owned businesses and residential structures such as the Wah Luck House, and the document also contains a brief…

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This film, produced for the 2010 DCCHP Showcase at Tifereth Israel Congregation 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 documentary, produced by the Humanities Council in 2009, discusses the goals of the DC Community Heritage Project, and encourages participation by showing interviews with some of the filmmakers from the 2009 DCCHP Grant Cycles as well as clips…
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