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This is the Cardozo High School yearbook for the year 1954. It was called "Purple Wave." It was probably owned by Martrel Blackwell King according to an inscription on its inside cover. Featured pages include a section recognizing the "Silver…

These are two images of students at the Jones-Haywood School of Ballet, an African American dance school. The top photo depicts a dance concert in 1958. The bottom is a class occurring sometime between 1956-1958.

Patricia Ford Neal contributed…

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,…

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 brief documentary combines historical research with personal testimony to illustrate the lives of several successful graduates of Washington, DC's Dunbar High School. Dunbar was a historically segregated school, nationally recognized for its…

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 the Shadow of the Capitol was aimed at preserving the history and memories of the African-American intellectual and professional community in Washington, DC, between the 1922 dedication of the Lincoln Memorial and the 1963 "I Had a Dream" speech…

In the Shadow of the Capitol was aimed at preserving the history and memories of the African-American intellectual and professional community in Washington, DC, between the 1922 dedication of the Lincoln Memorial and the 1963 "I Had a Dream" speech…

In the Shadow of the Capitol was aimed at preserving the history and memories of the African-American intellectual and professional community in Washington, DC, between the 1922 dedication of the Lincoln Memorial and the 1963 "I Had a Dream" speech…

In the Shadow of the Capitol was aimed at preserving the history and memories of the African-American intellectual and professional community in Washington, DC, between the 1922 dedication of the Lincoln Memorial and the 1963 "I Had a Dream" speech…

In the Shadow of the Capitol was aimed at preserving the history and memories of the African-American intellectual and professional community in Washington, DC, between the 1922 dedication of the Lincoln Memorial and the 1963 "I Had a Dream" speech…

At a two-day forum at the Thurgood Marshall Center, Joan Browning, a Freedom Rider who grew up in Georgia, 64, and Reginald Green, who was preparing for the ministry at Virginia Union before he joined the Freedom Riders, 68, gathered with two other…

In the Shadow of the Capitol was aimed at preserving the history and memories of the African-American intellectual and professional community in Washington, DC, between the 1922 dedication of the Lincoln Memorial and the 1963 "I Had a Dream" speech…

This film is a rough cut version of filmmaker Beverly Lindsay-Johnson's Dance Party: The Teenarama Story.

Teenarama was an African-American teen dance show that aired on WOOK during the 1960s in Washington, DC.

This film documents the 1998 35th reunion gala of former Teenarama dancers at the Eclipse night club in northeast Washington, DC.

The film is part of a larger documentary project from filmmaker Beverly Lindsay-Johnson and the National Hand Dance…

Rosie the Riveter epitomizes public view on women's role during World War II, often overlooking the story of women in intelligence and government positions. Government Girls of WWII sheds new light on women and World War II by showcasing female…

This film documents a reunion of Teenarama participants at Fort Lincoln Park on August 1, 1998. The film features narrated footage of the event and includes several dance numbers. The film is part of a larger documentary project from filmmaker…

Duke Ellington's Washington tells the story of the influential African American community that flourished in Washington, DC's U Street neighborhood in the early 20th century. This segregated, yet socio-economically diverse community nurtured…

The Road to Brown tells the story of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling as the culmination of a brilliant legal assault on segregation that launched the Civil Rights movement.

The film highlights each of the major cases argued by notable…
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