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Series 44: Newton Street/The Cooperative at 1477 and Black Women Warriors, 2022

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc044

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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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One block of Newton Street in Columbia Heights is currently home to three affordable housing LIHTC (Low-Income Housing Tax Credit) buildings. In 2020, one of them, The Newton Street Cooperative, celebrated its 30-year anniversary. That same year, another one, The Cooperative at 1477 broke new grounds as the second limited equity housing cooperative successfully converted from a LIHTC rental in D.C. on that same block. It would not have happened without the initiative and perseverance of black women activists who built upon the neighborhood’s rich history of black activism and intersectional alliances. This project centers on those women and their alliance with their Latin neighbors and D.C. activists, such as the St. Stephen Episcopal Church Congregation.

Repository Details

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

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