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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…

Eleanor W. Taylor, Chair of the Department of English at Howard University, along with poet and founder of Third World Press, Haki Madhubuti come together in honor of celebrating Hearts Day 2008 with award-winning writer, Edward P. Jones. He talks…

The late Nellie M. Covington was the daughter of Founding Pastor and First Lady Marshall of the Matthews Memorial Baptist Church. Active in the church through the years, Sister Nellie later served for more than 20 years as the Dean of Christian…

For Deacon Kevin Dove, one of our younger deacons, what started as a college assignment for this graphic artist more than a decade ago, developed into a dream come true in 2007 with the publication of his first book, Sir Nick of Tyme. A published…

This digital history project produced by Kim Roberts and Dan Vera documents the homes and lives of well 100 writers who have lived in Washington, DC. The website allows the entries to be sorted geographically, by genre, by date, and by subject…

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 walking tour of parts of the Shaw, Le Droit Park, and Cardozo neighborhoods links the life of Zora Neale Hurston and her book, Their Eyes Were Watching God, to physical locations in Washington, DC. The tour was created for the 2007 Big Read, and…

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 episode of the University of the District of Columbia's "Books" television program, Humanities Council Executive Director Joy Ford Austin discusses the Big Read and Ernest Gaines's novel, "A Lesson Before Dying" with the show's host and a…

As part of the 2010 Big Read, the Humanities Council of Washington, DC organized a discussion panel that included Dwayne R. Betts, Shani O'Neal, and David Muhammad. The public portion of the discussion became heated when comments came out about…

As part of the 2010 Big Read, the Humanities Council of Washington, DC hosted an event entitled, "Why I Do What I Do." Several Washington, DC educators discussed their motives for entering the teaching profession at the downtown Barnes and Noble…

As part of the 2010 Big Read, the Humanities Council of Washington, DC hosted an event entitled, "Why I Do What I Do." Several Washington, DC educators discussed their motives for entering the teaching profession at the downtown Barnes and Noble…

As part of the 2010 Big Read, the Humanities Council of Washington, DC hosted an event entitled, "Why I Do What I Do." Several Washington, DC educators discussed their motives for entering the teaching profession at the downtown Barnes and Noble…

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…

In 2010, the Humanities Council of Washington, DC sponsored a public screening of the film, "Crips and Bloods: Made in America", as part of a series on Juvenile Justice related to that year's Big Read novel. Following the screening, the Council held…

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…

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…

Mexico City and Washington, D.C., are the backdrops for this portrait of this major figure on the contemporary Latin American and world literary scenes. Fuentes talks about the influence of Latin American writers on his writing, notably Sor Juana,…

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.

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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…

Boyd, a self-described Zora-phile, discusses how she came to write what is now considered the definitive biography of Zora Neale Hurston, "Wrapped in Rainbows." In this open discussion, we learn about the events leading up to her discovery and…

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.
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