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Film shown at the 2015 DC Community Heritage Project showcase at the Richard Wright Charter School. The film consists of interviews and footage of each grantee either working on their projects or demonstrating the results of their work.

This is a photo taken by Irene Stewart Kellogg of Princess Mae Richardson and two young girl scouts. They were at a protest against the closing of the 12th street YMCA. The photo was taken at 12th and S Streets NW.

The back side of this photo…

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…

An audio documentary in which Donelle Boose interviews two DC based Hip Hop artists about their lives in and around Washington, DC. The artists, Head Roc and Uptown XO, discuss growing up in the city and in its surrounding suburbs, and how the…

This is a letter of recommendation for Audrey Louise Brown written by Carrie E. Pettipher on May 15, 1936 . Pettipher was the office secretary of The National Training School for Women and Girls, Inc. run by Nannie H. Burroughs. The letter lists…

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…

A brochure detailing the scope and purpose of the Bloomingdale Village Square Project by the Bloomingdale Civic Association. This document explains the goals of the project, its associated activities, and the organizations strategy for project…

A brochure detailing the development of the Bloomingdale Village Square project by the Bloomingdale Civic Association. This document acknowledges challenges with the project, its continued goals, and offers a timeline for possible completion.

This is a brochure created by the Bloomingdale Civic Association that describes the social and architectural history of the Bloomingdales neighborhood. Its primary structure is a timeline composed through the compilation of data from history books,…

A video of the history of Full Gospel Tabernacle Church. This video features a footage of a October 17th community block party in which a woman reads church history and another offers a spoken word performance. It also includes short edited clips of…

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 short documentary on black musicians: Billy Stewart and Van McCoy. The film features interviewees discussing Stewart and McCoy's origins in the DC music scene, and the soul music culture of Washington, DC in the 1960s. It briefly showcases the…

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…

The historic Hilltop Campus Schools comprised the first public school campus built specifically for African American students during a time of segregation in the 1930's through 1950's. The video examines the history of these schools and the impact…

This page from Roger Polhemus' family scrapbook shows his family during his time in the U.S. Army. At the time the photos were taken, Polhemus was serving at Fort Belvoir in Fairfax, VA, and he and his family lived in the adjacent George Washington…

This page from a family scrapbook shows photos of Roger Polhemus during his time in the Army during the Korean War. The page also features images of Polhemus' wife and children.

Roger Polhemus was born on November 14, 1926, and served in the…

This 20 minute documentary tells the story of the Crestwood, Shepherd Park, Colonial Village, and North Portal Estates neighborhoods of upper northwest Washington, DC through oral history interviews with residents.

This film, produced for the 2011 DCCHP Showcase at John Eaton Elementary School in Northwest DC, highlights the grantee projects produced during the cycle. The film is separated into categories focusing on: Landmarks, Neighborhoods, and Culture.

All Souls' second building, at the corner of 14th and L Streets, NW.

The congregation, originally called First Unitarian, moved into this building in 1877 and changed its name to All Souls Church Unitarian

Project directors of the 2012 DC Community Heritage Project grants were interviewed for this film that was shown at a community showcase event. The interviews are supported with video clips, and photographs from the grant projects.

This television show highlights recipients of the DC Community Heritage Project grant. The grant is given for projects that examine the history of Washington's neighborhoods, history and culture.

This episode features Hillsdale Past and Present,…

This television show highlights recipients of the DC Community Heritage Project grant. The grant is given for projects that examine the history of Washington's neighborhoods, history and culture.

This episode features The Eastland Gardens Flower…

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…
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