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Audrey Hinton and Diane Hinton Perry interview, 2017-08-17

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc005

Scope and Contents

In this interview, sisters Diane Hinton Perry and Audrey Hinton discuss hostility from white neighbors when their family bought a house on Farragut Street NW in 1953; white flight; switching schools after the Supreme Court ruled segregated schools unconstitutional; and businesses along 14th Street. They also describe their father's career as a physician, the discrimination he faced from the white medical establishment, and their own careers.


  • Creation: 2017-08-17


Language of Materials


Biographical / Historical

Diane Hinton Perry and Audrey Hinton grew up near Logan Circle and then Sixteenth Street Heights. Both attended Park View Elementary before transferring to West Elementary, across the street from their home, after desegregation; then McFarland Junior High; and Roosevelt High School.


From the Collection: 1.13 Terabytes

Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

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