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Series 26: From Pandemic to Protest: Black Bartenders in Washington, D.C., 2020

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc026

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D.C. Oral History Collaborative (DCOHC) is a citywide initiative to train community members in oral history skills, fund new and ongoing oral history projects, connect volunteers with oral history projects, and publicize existing oral history collections. DCOHC is a project of DC Public Library, HumanitiesDC, and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. This collection contains oral history interviews, transcripts, and indexes produced by DCOHC grantees.


  • Creation: 2020


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From the Collection: 1.13 Terabytes


From Pandemic to Protest: Black Bartenders in Washington, D.C. documents the experiences of bartenders in the Shaw neighborhood during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Narrators discuss the close-knit Black bartending community in D.C.; the impact of the Black Lives Matter and MeToo movements on the hospitality industry; the gentrification of the Shaw neighborhood; and the history of Black bartending.

Repository Details

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

901 G Street NW
4th Floor East
Washington DC 20001