What Makes a Strong DC Community - A Hillcrest Community Civic Association Oral History Project - Interview With Yvette Alexander

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Title

What Makes a Strong DC Community - A Hillcrest Community Civic Association Oral History Project - Interview With Yvette Alexander

Subject

History
Oral History
Civic Associations

Description

The Hillcrest Community Civic Association initiated this oral history project to answer the question, "What makes a strong DC community?" Narrators were asked if Hillcrest exhibits the characteristics of a strong community and what they believe the role of the HCCA should be.

Hillcrest is often said to wield political power disproportionate to that of its neighboring communities. According to Alexander, if this is true, the HCCA is likely responsible. The residents of the neighborhood realized early that, in order to develop political power, they would have to organize themselves.

Alexander believes that this model for organization, community involvement, and political action should be emulated by more neighborhoods in Washington, DC.

Creator

Alexander, Yvette

Source

Grant -10-DCCHP-16

Date

2010

Contributor

Phipps-Evans, Michelle

Rights

Oral history copyrights are generally held jointly by the interviewer and the narrator.

Format

Oral History

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Identifier

13L.DCCHP.2010

Coverage

Hillcrest
Penn Branch
Ward 7

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Original Format

DVD

Duration

00:15:48

Bit Rate/Frequency

8000kbit/s

Interviewer

Phipps-Evans, Michelle

Interviewee

Alexander, Yvette

Location

Hillcrest, Washington, DC

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