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In Search of Common Ground (A City Lights Success Story) is a documentary of voices, experiences, and images of African-American life in the South and in Washington. The film documents the Great Migration and reveals the common origins of many…

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Tzedakah highlights the prominent role Jewish women have played in the humanitarian history of Washington, DC. Their tradition of community service was based on the Jewish religious principle of Tzedakah - an obligation to help others, and was…

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This play, commissioned for Hope House DC, an organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of incarceration that occurs when parents are separated from children to serve time in prison. It was performed at a meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus…

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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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A panel of Humanities Scholars including Leasa Ferrar Fortune, Cathryn Harding, Ori Z. Soltes, with choreographer Liz Lerman, discuss Lerman's Shehechianu project. Shehechianu is a Jewish blessing spoken at special occasions, and the Dance project…

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This film briefly documents an educational archaeological dig performed by students at Ross Elementary School in Washington, DC. The project was orchestrated by educator Eileen Chang-Berman, and was funded by the Humanities Council. This video is…

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Kids Point of View was a news show produced by children for youth audiences. This episode was on an educational archaeological dig funded by the Humanities Council, and undertaken by students at Ross Elementary School, a public school in Washington,…

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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 a…

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This documentary celebrates 50 years of the Washington Cathedral Choral Society, using major events such as WWII and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to contextualize the history of the chorus.

According to the film, the…

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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…

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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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Marcus Raskin, co-founder of Washington's Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), one of the world's most progressive think tanks, talks about public policy and civil liberties in the wake of September 11, among other topics. The interview was broadcast…

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In 1993, the Phillips Collection created an educational program based on the Great Migration series of paintings by artist Jacob Lawrence. The program, funded in part by the Humanities Council of Washington, DC, produced this documentary film…

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Young writers of the Barry Farm Writers' Club perform their poetry and spoken word at a local venue. The film shows the students preparing for the event with professional writers.

This film was produced as part of the Humanities Council of…

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E. Ethelbert Miller interviews William Ferris, the Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities during Bill Clinton's second term as president. Ferris talks about the significant achievements of the NEH despite budget cuts, his own background…

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This episode of Humanities Profiled features E. Ethelbert Miller reading from his anthology, Fathering Words. Miller is interviewed by Michelle Greene.

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This episode of Humanities Salon was presented in conjunction with the Black Fashion Museum on June 23, 2002. Ann Lowe was a prominent African American clothing designer and seamstress who produced gowns for movie stars, royalty, and first lady…

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Footage from "DC Humanities" hosted by Marya McQuirter.

The three part discussion begins with Anne-Marie Dittman of Washington's Arena Stage. Dittman describes Arena's production of "Straight Lick With A Crooked Stick," originally written by Zora…

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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…

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This episode of DC Humanities, hosted by Marya A. McQuirter, PhD., featured guests David Levering Lewis, PhD. and Irena Webster, the Executive Director of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Dr. Lewis gave a lecture on…

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E. Ethelbert Miller interviews author, journalist, and political analyst E.J. Dionne. Miller and Dionne explore the meaning and the history of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments.

The final ten minutes of this episode of "Humanities Profiled," is…

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Boyd, a self-described Zora-phile, discusses how she came to write what is now considered the definitive biography of Zora Neale Hurston, "Wrapped in Rainbows." In this open discussion, we learn about the events leading up to her discovery and…

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This episode of DC Humanities features host Ethelbert Miller with poet and jazz critic, AB Spellman. Spellman discusses his work and recalls time spent listening to jazz legends such as John Coltrane, Sonny Robbins, and Thelonious Monk.

The…

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Frank H. Wu joined the faculty of the Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. in 1995. He teaches in the clinical law program and also teaches traditional courses such as civil procedure and federal courts. He supervises students who…

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This episode of the Humanities Council of Washington, DC's television series, "Humanities Salon," analyzed the way religious music is changed and updated to fit with different eras and cultures.

The program panel discussion was held at the Sumner…
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