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One of the first theaters for blacks in the United States when it opened in 1910, the Howard became a focal point for culture and entertainment along the U Street corridor in its heyday. Incorporating oral history, stock footage, and stills, "Howard…

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…

A profile of the Shepherd Park neighborhood in Washington, DC. The film features interviews with new and longtime residents, VIPs, and civic leaders.

Chapters include: overview, history, diversity, Shepherd Elementary, homes, neighbors inc.,…

Scott Silsby outlines some of the lithic technologies of pre-historic Potomac Valley inhabitants, and demonstrates the construction of a stone point knife in this 20 minute documentary. Silsby focuses on the ancient peoples that lived and traded in…

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…

As part of their project to document the history of the Ivy City neighborhood, and preserve the Alexander Crummell School, Empower DC and members of the community conducted 19 oral histories. The topics covered in the interviews include: general…

In 1932, 20,000 WW I veterans, many of them with their wives and children, converged on Washington, D.C. to ask Congress and President Herbert Hoover to grant them early the "bonus" payment they had been promised. The rag-tag "army," encamped near…

The film depicts the 2008 DC Community Heritage Project grantee showcase. The event featured keynote speakers Brian Joyner, David Maloney, Joy Ford Austin, and Patsy Fletcher, and showcased several DCCHP projects from the 2008 grant cycle.

The Ivy City Neighborhood and Oral History Project began in 2004 when local nonprofit, Empower DC, began working with the community to collect oral histories, photos, and other memorabilia. One of the project's primary goals is to preserve the…

In 2008, the Takoma Theatre Conservancy conducted several interviews with individuals connected to the theatre and the surrounding community. The interviews were part of a larger goal to compile a community history of the Takoma neighborhood, and to…

In 2008, the Takoma Theatre Conservancy conducted several interviews with individuals connected to the theatre and the surrounding community. The interviews were part of a larger goal to compile a community history of the Takoma neighborhood, and to…

In 2008, the Takoma Theatre Conservancy conducted several interviews with individuals connected to the theatre and the surrounding community. The interviews were part of a larger goal to compile a community history of the Takoma neighborhood, and to…

In 2008, the Takoma Theatre Conservancy conducted several interviews with individuals connected to the theatre and the surrounding community. The interviews were part of a larger goal to compile a community history of the Takoma neighborhood, and to…

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…

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…

The Woodridge Community History Tour is a small pamphlet that outlines the historic boundaries of the Woodridge neighborhood in DC, and offers brief synopses for 12 historic sites along a walking route. The publication features a small list of…

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…

Several students learned radio interviewing techniques and then practiced their skills by recording several sessions with community members impacted in someway by Washington, DC youth movements. The topics covered include: the Teenarama television…

The National Association for Olmsted Parks created the brochure to preserve and publicize Frederick Law Olmsted's design of the Capitol Grounds. The interpretive document outlines the history, significance, and design features of the Capitol Grounds.…

This narrated slide show documents a 2008 ECAC program that engaged 130 DC (Pleasant Plains) children aged 5-12 in their neighborhood history through storytelling, games, and an art project. The goal was to help children develop an appreciation for…

Video of a class of school children participating in a presentation of Living History at The ARC Theater. The video shows an animatronic Frederick Douglass narrating his life for the students and answering questions. In 2008, The ARC Theater received…

In 2008, The ARC Theater received a grant from the Humanities Council of Washington, DC to produce school programs and study guides based on the use of an animatronic Frederick Douglass. This elementary level study guide features readings, projects,…

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…

In 2008, The ARC Theater received a grant from the Humanities Council of Washington, DC to produce school programs and study guides based on the use of an animatronic Frederick Douglass. This middle school level study guide features readings, and…

In 2008, The ARC Theater received a grant from the Humanities Council of Washington, DC to produce school programs and study guides based on the use of an animatronic Frederick Douglass. This middle school level study guide features advanced…
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