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This document is a detailed account of the 67 material objects found at the home of Annie Taliaferro. Taliaferro lived in Barry Farms at the corner of Stanton Road and Suitland parkway at the turn of the twentieth century. She is assumed to be a…

This document is a proposal to the Anacostia Community Museum for the accession of material objects found at the home of Annie Taliaferro, who lived in Barry Farms at the corner of Stanton Road and Suitland parkway at the turn of the twentieth…

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…

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.

Soul of the City was first offered through the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. in 2005. Students discuss and share their personal experience with discrimination and explore the history of desegregation at John Philip Sousa Junior High School.…

Matthews Memorial Baptist Church conducted 11 oral history projects in support of an effort to archive the church's historic documents, artifacts, and images. The oral history project was submitted on three discs.

The second disc features…

Matthews Memorial Baptist Church conducted 11 oral history projects in support of an effort to archive the church's historic documents, artifacts, and images. The oral history project was submitted on three discs.

The first disc features…

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.

This film is a continuation of flimmaker Tendani Mpulubusi's study of the Barry Farm and Hillsdale neighborhoods of southeastern Washington, DC. The film makes use of some footage from the original film entitled Barry Farm: Past and Present, but also…

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…

Fairlawn is one of the many close-knit communities East of the Anacostia River with a strong sense of history and heritage. The book uses archival and oral history sources to provide a brief sketch of the neighborhood's history and culture. A portion…

This film documents a series of street performances produced by Alliance Francaise. The event was based on Régis Jauffret's Microfictions, a work that colorfully portrays several dramatic scenes in writing. The event was also based on the…

In this documentary, the Ward 7 Arts Collaborative interviews friends, colleagues, and students of the notable Washington, DC performer and youth advocate Melvin Deal.

Deal, through his Summer youth programs, and from his studio in Ward 7 (in…

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…

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…

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…

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…

This award-winning program brings to light the complex and controversial history of the mental institution in the U.S. through a detailed study of St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C. It also debates whether deinstitutionalization has proved…

Actor Fred Morsell portrays Frederick Douglass for an audience of schoolchildren at Orr Elementary.

The raw footage was given a title screen when digitized in 2011.

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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