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Series 40: A Grassroots Response to a Child Welfare Crisis, 2022

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc040

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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: 2022


From the Collection: 1.13 Terabytes

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This project is an account of the Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative’s (E/BFSC) authentic response to a child welfare crisis and the break-down of a governmental system charged with protecting children. The E/BFSC's distinguished approach to rebuilding this broken system placed community leaders, residents, and community stakeholders at the center of the conversation about how to strengthen families and build a collaborative network of providers that keep children safe and at home in their community. The oral history project interviewed these individual actors to better understand their lives and how they became involved with the Collaborative.

Repository Details

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

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