Humanities Profiled - The James Wormley Recognition Project

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Title

Humanities Profiled - The James Wormley Recognition Project

Subject

History
African American businessmen--Biography.

Description

Humanities Profiled was a regular TV show produced by the Humanities Council on which grantees discussed recent projects and their intended impacts on Washington, DC.

In this episode, Nick Hollis discusses the James Wormley Recognition Project; a website dedicated to preserving the history of an under-appreciated Washington, DC historical figure. Wormley was an African American who achieved substantial business success before the Civil War, and who saw his financial and political influence increase during the Reconstruction Era. Wormley owned one of Washington's most prominent hotels, prepared food for the United States Embassy in Great Britain, and was a strong advocate for the District's African American public school system.

The film contains unedited footage of the Wormley episode as well as the Teenarama episode and has sustained heavy damage. The picture is blurred throughout.

Creator

Humanities Council of Washington, DC

Source

Program - Humanities Profiled

Publisher

Humanities Council of Washington, DC

Date

2001

Contributor

McQuirter, Marya, PhD.

Rights

Humanities Council of Washington, DC

Relation

On the same VHS cassette as the Humanities Profiled Teenarama episode.

Format

VHS

Language

English

Type

Video

Identifier

01.P.2001
19

Coverage

Downtown
Ward 2

Moving Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

VHS

Duration

00:21:45

Compression

.mpg

Producer

Humanities Council of Washington, DC

Geolocation

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