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Mia 'Mimi' Evans interview, 2020-12-06

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc026_05.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: 2020-12-06


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Biographical / Historical

Raised in Washington, D.C., and living in Suitland, Maryland, Mia 'Mimi' Evans traded a career in Information Technology for one in mixology. She taught bartending at the Maryland Bartending School and started her own business, Mixin' Mimi Mixology, to provide mobile bartending and event services for brands and clients throughout the area. She is an active member of the Black bartending community in Washington, D.C.


From the Collection: 1.13 Terabytes


This is an individual interview of Mimi Evans in which she discusses being a Black mixologist, mother, and small business owner in the D.C. metropolitan area, and the effects of gentrification, the COVID-19 pandemic and 2020 protests on her personal and professional life

Repository Details

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

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