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Dr. Adrienne Petty interview, 2021-11-02

Identifier: 225_01_GoGoMusicCafe_001.mp4

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From the Collection:

The Go-Go Museum & Café and partners collected 11 oral histories, produced two go-go concerts, and organized a major conference on go-go: “Go-Go Preservation Week 2021” in collaboration with the Traditional Arts DC project at Howard University. The Go-Go-Preservation Week panel discussions, concerts, and oral history collections.


  • Creation: 2021-11-02


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From the Collection: 26 Gigabytes

From the Collection: 270 Files

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Dr. Petty, a history professor at the College of William and Mary, discusses growing up middle class and the private school Go-Go circuit, and what role it played in shaping her identity as a Black woman and a Native Washingtonian. She explores’ Go-Go political, cultural and class dimensions within the predominantly Black city.

Repository Details

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

901 G Street NW
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Washington DC 20001