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David Nicholson interview, 2017-08-08

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc005

Scope and Contents

In this 3-part interview, writer and former journalist David E. Nicholson discusses growing up in Bloomingdale, his experience in DC Public Schools and as part of a small group of Black students who integrated Sidwell Friends School, and his family's involvement with St. George's Episcopal Church.


  • Creation: 2017-08-08


Language of Materials


Biographical / Historical

David Nicholson was born in 1951 in Washington, D.C. His family lived in Jamaica, his father’s home, until 1960, when his mother returned to D.C. with her children and moved in with her parents in Bloomingdale. He attended the local public elementary school, then Jefferson Junior High, and Sidwell Friends for high school. Nicholson worked for the Washington Post for 13 years before resigning to write and take care of the family household.


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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