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Lauren Paylor interview, 2020-06-30

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc026_04.wav

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

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: 2020-06-30


Language of Materials


Biographical / Historical

Lauren Paylor is a nationally recognized bartender and mixologist in Washington, DC. She attended college in the District and subsequently started her bartending career, working in many bars in Shaw and other neighborhoods during the cocktail revival.


From the Collection: 1.13 Terabytes


This is an individual interview of Lauren Paylor in which she discusses her experiences as a Black mixologist and bartender, being a part of the local Shaw community, and the community of Black bartenders in D.C. during the COVID-19 pandemic and 2020 protests.

Repository Details

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

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