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A young Washingtonian's video reflection on the importance of the city's culture, history, and historic sites. It features brief comments and reflections from historians, students, and various other community members on Black Georgetown. This rough…

A young Washingtonian's video reflection on the importance of the city's culture, history, and historic sites. It features brief comments and reflections from historians, students, and various other community members on Black Georgetown.

Dr. Elizabeth Clark-Lewis delivers an introductory, biographical lecture for the 42nd Annual DC Historical Studies Conference on the late Prof. Letitia Woods Brown for the occasion of the scholar's 100th birthday. Clark-Lewis describes how Woods…

Sister Imogene F. Gilbert’s matriarchal family is traced to the famous “Escape on the Pearl” history. Shown in this framed photograph are her great-grandmother Emily Edmonson, who was a slave ; grandmother Fannie; mother Cecilia,…

This album features images from a presentation of the 2009 Children's Gallery of Black History from MOMIES TLC. The annual Gallery is created by children and brought to classrooms, recreation centers, and other community spaces throughout Washington,…

This film is comprised primarily of clips from a video oral history with John H. Pinkard, Jr., one of the founders of the FotoCraft Camera Club. The group was founded in 1937, and met at the Anthony Bowen YMCA in Washington, DC. The film also…

This panel discussion featuring representatives from three prominent U Street businesses and was moderated by Blair Ruble, author of Washington's U Street: a Biography. The panelists were Nizam Ali of Ben's Chili Bowl, Richard Lee of Lee's Flower…

Documents the Howard University English Department's "Hearts Day Conference," which honors prominent African American writers. The 2003 honoree was Haki Madhubuti. Host Marya McQuirter, PhD. interviewed Eleanor Traylor, and Madhubuti. Traylor…

Lillian Evans Tibbs was born in Washington in 1891, a time when no woman of color sang professionally in the opera, anywhere in the world. This video traces the life of the remarkable woman who reinvented herself as Madame Evanti and broke the color…

Through interviews with Montague Cobb and Harold Lewis, filmmakers Junette Pinkney and Mary Frances Sirianne explore the Washington's black history from the beginnings of the Great Migration to school desegregation in 1954.

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.

This episode of DC Humanities, hosted by Marya A. McQuirter, PhD., featured guests David Levering Lewis, PhD. and Irena Webster, the Executive Director of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Dr. Lewis gave a lecture on…

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…

In 1993, the Phillips Collection created an educational program based on the Great Migration series of paintings by artist Jacob Lawrence. The program, funded in part by the Humanities Council of Washington, DC, produced this documentary film…
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