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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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This is a short journalistic video produced by high school students of Richard Wright Public Charter School. The short film interviews older and newer residents of the Barracks Row neighborhood to learn how demographic and economic changes have…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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A short biographical film on Robert L. Moore. The content focuses on Moore's efforts to develop the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Northwest Washington, DC especially in the 1990s until the early 2000s.

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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…

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From Swastika to Jim Crow reveals the little-known story of German refugee scholars who were expelled from their homeland by the Nazis and found new lives at the historically Black colleges in the American South. The Humanities Council funded this…

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This walking tour brochure, created by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, maps 10 historical sites along the H Street corridor in northeast Washington. The guide also provides a historical timeline covering developments in the…

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Provides a biographical account of John J. Earley, a description of the unique process he developed for adding "architectural cement" to building projects, and the story of his contributions to the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, DC.

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This brochure offers a brief survey history of the Hillsdale Neighborhood in Ward 8, Washington, DC. The survey profiles three of the most prominent historical figures associated with the neighborhood: Solomon G. Brown, Frederick Douglass, and…

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This 16 page booklet accompanies the documentary film "Who's Gonna Sing Our Song." It serves as a guide for educators looking to create extra-curricular opportunities for students based on the film.

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This interview with Nicole Bernice Tyndale Thomas was recorded at the Southeast Veterans' Services Center in Washington, DC.

Thomas joined the United States Air Force in February of 1977 with hopes of becoming a flight nurse aboard a hospital…

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This interview with James Morris was recorded at the Southeast Veterans' Services Center in Washington, DC.

Morris, a veteran of the United States Air Force, was stationed in Thailand during the Vietnam War. During his time there, four U.S.…

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This interview with Regina Paige Prince was recorded at the Southeast Veterans' Services Center in Washington, DC.

Prince enlisted in the United States Army on 30 September 1985, joining B Company Bravo 62, also known as Brick City. Born and…

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This interview with Johnnie Paul Jones was recorded at the Southeast Veterans' Services Center in Washington, DC.

Jones entered the United States Army just as the War in Vietnam was coming to a close. He served in Korea and Germany, before he was…

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This interview with Robert Martell Hill was recorded at the Southeast Veterans' Services Center in Washington, DC.

Hill entered the Navy on December 4, 1995 in Great Lakes, Illinois. He completed his boot camp that winter in -72 degree…

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This interview with David Hickman was recorded at the Southeast Veterans' Services Center in Washington, DC.

Raised in Washington, DC, Hickman served in the United States Marines during the Vietnam War, and was in Vietnam as the U.S. Embassy…
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