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Minnie Elliott interview, 2021-10-20

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc033_05.wav

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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: 2021-10-20

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Biographical / Historical

Minnie Elliott is a native Washingtonian born on February 5, 1938. Her educational and career interests were in urban renewal and development. Ms. Elliott describes herself as a community advocate and organizer. Upon her move to Brookland Manor in 1993 she became aware of the societal stressors many residents encountered. From there she became heavily involved in leveraging resources for the Brookland Manor community which led to her eventual partnership with the Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative (E/BFSC). Ms. Elliott presently supports a weekly food distribution in Brookland Manor as well as several other initiatives in the Brookland Manor community.


From the Collection: 1.13 Terabytes


This is an interview with the Brookland Manor Resident Council President, Minnie Elliott. Ms. Elliott currently resides in Brookland Manor and describes her efforts to bring resources and services to the residents of Brookland Manor. These efforts subsequently led her to collaborate with the Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative (E/BFSC). Ms. Elliott explains the impact that E/BFSC had and continues to have on the residents in Brookland Manor.

Repository Details

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

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