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Series 36: History of the First Latin American Festival on the Mall: 1989-1990, 2021 - 2022

 Series
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc036

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.

Dates

  • Creation: 2021 - 2022

Creator

Extent

From the Collection: 855 Gigabytes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This project interviewed a group of people who were present during the 1989-1990 annual D.C. Latino Festival. It documents the first time the DC Latino immigrant community was given a permit to occupy a public space so sacred to national history- the national Mall and the Monument grounds. The project asked important research questions such as: 'why did the D.C. Latino community decide to move the parade to Constitution Avenue NW and the festival to the National Mall and what impact did that have on D.C.'s Latino community'.

Repository Details

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

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