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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 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…

This coloring book features line drawings of famous individuals and buildings relating to the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC. Each panel includes a in-depth description of the pictured structure or person. The coloring book appeals to children…

One of the first theaters for blacks in the United States when it opened in 1910, the Howard became a focal point for culture and entertainment along the U Street corridor in its heyday. Incorporating oral history, stock footage, and stills, "Howard…

This planning meeting was organized by historians Kathy Smith and Marya McQuirter as an effort to get Shaw residents involved in the creation of the community's history exhibit at the then-planned Thurgood Marshall Center for Heritage and…

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 film, a history of Washington, DC's 12th Street YMCA, was produced by junior high school students participating in the Anthony Bowen YMCA's after school program. The YMCA group collaborated with the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's outreach…

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…

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 film tracks four parishioners of the World Missions for Christ Church as they work to improve their community while finding their own spiritual paths. The church is located at the corner of 1st Street and Randolph NW in Washington, DC. The…
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