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Footage from the Howard University English Department's 2005 Hearts Day Conference. The conference honored Dr. Maya Angelou.

This footage is from the conference introduction featuring Richard English and Dr. Eleanor Traylor.

This footage is…

In 2012, the Soul of the City program was conducted in conjunction with the DC Department of Human Services. Young people participating in the DHS Summer Youth Employment Program visited museums, took walking tours, learned about video production,…

Mervyn Smyth, a visiting fellow at the Honfleur Gallery in Washington, DC, took a series of powerful images of people and places in Anacostia, and used them in an exhibit called Anacostia Exposed. The project was a local version of a similar project…

This documentary about spoken word performance and poetry in Washington, DC links the prevalence of these art forms among the African American community with a strong oral tradition.

The film features prominent poets and demonstrates the process…

This chronologically organized book highlights individuals and organizations who have contributed to the development of spoken word poetry in Washington, DC from 1991-2010

This film covers the Howard University English Department's 2005 Hearts Day Conference. The conference honored Dr. Maya Angelou. Speakers include: Eleanor Traylor, Sonia Sanchez, Amina Baraka, and Maya Angelou.

Dr. Angelou delivers her remarks at…

Dr. Eleanor W. Traylor Chair of the Department of English and Dr. Hassell McClellan, Honorary Chair open up the panel with an introduction to Hearts Day as a day where African American heritage is celebrated. Poet Laureate of Washington DC, Dolores…

Latin American singer Jorge Anaya helped gather these poems that came from the voices of significant political figures. The poems, reflections on Latin American life, traditions and culture, are recited to the melody of a classical guitar.

1992…

The film follows a group called the "Dreamers" from Johnson Junior High School in Anacostia as the students connect with local storytellers, scholars, artists, and musicians to understand their past. This video is accompanied by a booklet.

Carmen James Lane of the Humanities Council of Washington, DC, and Kenneth Carroll of the DC Writers' Corps discuss their collaborations on the Council's City Lights program. City Lights was a program that brought educational programming to residents…

Footage from the Howard University English Department's 2005 Hearts Day Conference. The conference honored Dr. Maya Angelou.

This footage is from Session 4: Narrating Critical History and Critical Politics. Speakers include: Dr. Beverly…

This 41 minute documentary surveys the history of African American women authors in Washington, DC including: Jessie Fauset, Angelina Grimke, Georgia Douglas Johnson, and May Miller Sullivan.

The film is narrated by Dr. Jeanne-Marie Miller and…

This episode of DC Humanities features host Ethelbert Miller with poet and jazz critic, AB Spellman. Spellman discusses his work and recalls time spent listening to jazz legends such as John Coltrane, Sonny Robbins, and Thelonious Monk.

The…

This episode of DC Humanities interviewed two grantees: one from the Shaw Summer Heritage project which brought young people together to perform historical research, and another from the Howard University Roll Call Conference which was a…

This episode of Humanities Profiled features E. Ethelbert Miller reading from his anthology, Fathering Words. Miller is interviewed by Michelle Greene.

Young writers of the Barry Farm Writers' Club perform their poetry and spoken word at a local venue. The film shows the students preparing for the event with professional writers.

This film was produced as part of the Humanities Council of…
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