Raymond Coates interview, 2021-08-19
Scope and Contents
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.
Language of Materials
Biographical / Historical
Raymond Coates is a native Washingtonian who was raised in the Noma neighborhood, and more specifically, the H Street corridor. Raymond's life experiences helped to shape his values and passion to serve and uplift neighborhoods and residents of Washington.
From the Collection: 100 Gigabytes
This is an interview with a former Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative (E/BFSC) employee. Raymond Coates was involved in the early development of the Collaborative movement, specifically the North Capitol Collaborative. Raymond describes the evolution of his involvement with the Collaboratives to eventually include his time with E/BFSC.