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Debbie and Charles Thomas interview, 2020-09-28

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Identifier: dcpl_dcohc020

Scope and Contents

In Part 2 of this interview, Mrs. White talks about growing up in the Marshall Heights community. Mr. White talks about his initial perspective of the Marshall Heights community.

Dates

  • Creation: 2020-09-28

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Debbie Thomas, born Debbie White is a native Washingtonian. She still lives in the house where she was born. Mrs. White worked for the Newspaper Guild and after her retirement, dedicated her time to working with elementary schools in a program that reads to students in various languages. Mrs. Thomas helps organize an annual Central Ave reunion of neighbors that grew up in the community. The Thomas lost their son, Chris Thomas, to gun violence on C Street SE. Charles Thomas is a native Washingtonian. He worked on various construction projects in the District of Columbia, including helping with the construction of Southern Ave. The Thomas lost their son, Chris Thomas, to gun violence on C Street SE.

Extent

From the Collection: 855 Gigabytes

Language of Materials

English

Repository Details

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

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