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This a letter from Mr. B.S. Gallimore to Audrey Louise Brown. Gallimore held the possessions of Audrey Brown's father, Titus Newton Brown, who was possibly a Baptist Minister of Religion in Jamaica. Gallimore wrote this letter from Turrialba, Costa…

From Swastika to Jim Crow reveals the little-known story of German refugee scholars who were expelled from their homeland by the Nazis and found new lives at the historically Black colleges in the American South. The Humanities Council funded this…

The Neighborhood Farm Initiative interviewed members of Washington, DC's growing urban agriculture community to document the history of growing food in the city.

Borghese grew up on a farm in her native Austria where she learned to garden and…

The Neighborhood Farm Initiative interviewed members of Washington, DC's growing urban agriculture community to document the history of growing food in the city. Lycorish discusses growing up in Grenada, and his family's move to Washington, DC. He…

Participants in Radio Rootz DC, a "media literacy and production program for youth," interviewed members of the Ward 1 community in Washington, DC.

Chen moved to the United States as a child in 1994. His father started the Mayflower Chinese…

Participants in Radio Rootz DC, a "media literacy and production program for youth," interviewed members of the Ward 1 community in Washington, DC.

Diaz immigrated from El Salvador to the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. The…

Participants in Radio Rootz DC, a "media literacy and production program for youth," interviewed members of the Ward 1 community in Washington, DC.

Avilés, a graduate of Bell and Lincoln Multicultural High School and native of El Salvador,…

A member of the Cuban Marielito community on a park bench across the street from the church, 1984. The Mariel boatlift brought tens of thousands of Cuban exiles to the United States in 1980.

This website/digital archive, houses interview clips collected by the Institute of Caribbean Studies to document the experience of Caribbean immigrants and their descendants in the Washington, DC area. The videos are embedded in the records from a…

This panel discussion and performance brought together scholars and practitioners of Santería, a religion with cultural origins in West African and the Caribbean. Participants discussed the persistence of Santería as a cultural…

This film documents the 2010 Soul of the City program during which participants learned about the Vietnamese, Ethiopian, and Salvadoran communities in Washington, DC. The students used a performance style called "Playback Theater" to help them…

In 2010, the Humanities Council of Washington, DC sponsored a public screening of the film, "Sentenced Home", as part of a series on Juvenile Justice related to that year's Big Read novel. Following the screening, the Council held a moderated public…

As one of the early Caribbean newcomers to Washington in 1962, Walker was a point of reference for people of the West Indian community who poured into Washington from the 1960s through the 1980s. She guided newly appointed diplomatic staffs during…

After immigrating to Washington from El Salvador in 1982, Carmen Monaco became a grassroots organizer and teacher in the Latino neighborhoods of Adams Morgan and Mt. Pleasant. Her efforts helped newly arrived residents establish a sense of place and…

Dance of Tears is the story of the Khmer Classical Dance Troupe and their journey from the killing fields of Cambodia, to a refugee camp in Thailand, and finally to Wheaton, Maryland. In 1970, President Nixon ordered the bombing of Cambodia. In…

"Out of Ireland" traces the story of flight from the famine-swept villages of 19th century Ireland to the industrialized cities of 20th century America. The program personalizes this transatlantic journey by focusing on the lives of eight specific…

Urban fishing has been an important source of recreation and community life for many throughout the region. "Fishing in the City" depicts diverse anglers along the Potomac River, from lifelong Washingtonians to recent Latino and Asian immigrants. The…

This Academy Award-winning documentary captures the artistic and cultural contributions of the stone carvers who worked for decades to complete the Washington National Cathedral. Through a series of informal and formal oral history interviews, the…

Frank H. Wu joined the faculty of the Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. in 1995. He teaches in the clinical law program and also teaches traditional courses such as civil procedure and federal courts. He supervises students who…
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