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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…

This documentary explores the Anacostia River in Washington, DC and its impact upon local communities and Native American tribes both past and present. Using beautiful landscape views and insightful interviews, this video gives a very thorough…

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.

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 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…

This collection of scholarly essays was commissioned by the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum and edited by Dr. Gail Lowe.

The holistic study of Wards 7 and 8 in Washington, DC features essays on history, anthropology, ecology, historic…

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…

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…

This interview explores the Bonus Army from the eyes of a 7 year old bystander. Naamen Seigle discusses being attacked by General MacArthur's soldiers during the July 28, 1932 removal of the Bonus Expeditionary Forces from Washington, DC. Seigle's…

Twin brothers Joseph and Nick Oliver describe their first-hand experience at the march camps and tell the story of their father Antonio Oliverio, a WWI veteran who let the Bel Vernon American Legion to the Bonus Army March in 1932 to petition the…

In this interview, historian Jennifer Keene discusses the significance of the Bonus Army Marches in relation to 1) the New Deal and the Great Depression, 2) WWII and the creation of the GI Bill, and 3) WWI and the citizen-soldier. In a comprehensive…

Historian James Horton explores the racial aspects of the Bonus Army and how veteran status became a unifying factor despite socialized segregation in the 1930's. Horton discusses how the concept of the New Negro and exposure to integrated European…

In this interview, Charles T. Greene recounts his experience as a 12-year-old bystander at the Bonus Army marches. Greene's firsthand account explores the Bonus Army camp life as its own society with its own laws, schools, city halls, and…

A first-hand account of the Bonus Army encampment from the perspective of a teenage bystander. Banks' childhood experiences help paint a clearer picture of the socio-political climate of DC in the Great Depression and sets up the stage for the…

Tenuous ties between the Bonus Army and the Communist-led Workers Ex-Servicemen's League drove many to view the Bonus Army protesters as a Communist threat. And in addition, the integrated Bonus Army camps provided a viable threat to the segregated…

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…

Humanities Salons is recorded live during the HCWDC's salon events. This Humanities Salons which feature distinguished guest speakers, such as the director of Fishing in the City and professor ofanthropology, Karen Brodkin,Chief ofthedirector of…

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.
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