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African Americans

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 317 Collections and/or Records:

Akua Kouyate-Tate interview, 2018-08-13

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Identifier: dcpl_dcohc010
Scope and Contents Akua Kouyate speaks about and reflects on the important role that dance has played in her life and the importance of DanceAfrica and other programs that connect African-Americans to traditional and contemporary styles of African dance. She speaks about growing up and going to Washington, D.C. public schools. She discovered AfricanDance at a community organization in Southeast Washington, D.C. She developed her interest in dance while a student at Boston University, and continued to study...
Dates: 2018-08-13

Alice and Loretta Tate interview part 1, 2020-05-26

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Identifier: dcpl_dcohc020
Scope and Contents

In Part 1 of the interview, Alice and Loretta Tate, mother and daughter, talks about life in the Marshall Heights community. Alice Tate is native Washingtonian that spent the majority of her childhood in Marshall Heights. She lived on one of the few farms in the neighborhood. She worked for the federal government and also raised her children in the Marshall Heights neighborhood. Mrs. Tate is an avid church-goer and a devout Christian.

Dates: 2020-05-26

Alice and Loretta Tate interview part 2, 2020-09-17

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Identifier: dcpl_dcohc020
Scope and Contents

In Part 2 of the interview, Alice and Loretta Tate, mother and daughter, talks about life in the Marshall Heights community.

Dates: 2020-09-17

Alvin Coles index, 2021-06-02

 Item
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc045_01_ind.pdf
Abstract

Alvin Coles' story highlights the ways in which dance venues supported hand dance for their patrons. He especially addresses how The Eclipse evolved from a travel groups' clubhouse to a club for hand dancers. As a hand dancer, and a former club owner, Coles speaks to how hand dance venues provided entertainment and opportunities for dancers to socialize.

Dates: 2021-06-02

Alvin Coles interview, 2021-06-02

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Identifier: dcpl_dcohc045_01.mp4
Abstract

Alvin Coles' story highlights the ways in which dance venues supported hand dance for their patrons. He especially addresses how The Eclipse evolved from a travel groups' clubhouse to a club for hand dancers. As a hand dancer, and a former club owner, Coles speaks to how hand dance venues provided entertainment and opportunities for dancers to socialize.

Dates: 2021-06-02

Alvin Coles photo, 2021-06-02

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Identifier: dcpl_dcohc045_01_image.jpg
Abstract

Alvin Coles' story highlights the ways in which dance venues supported hand dance for their patrons. He especially addresses how The Eclipse evolved from a travel groups' clubhouse to a club for hand dancers. As a hand dancer, and a former club owner, Coles speaks to how hand dance venues provided entertainment and opportunities for dancers to socialize.

Dates: 2021-06-02

Alvin Coles transcript, 2021-06-02

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Identifier: dcpl_dcohc045_01_tra.pdf
Abstract

Alvin Coles' story highlights the ways in which dance venues supported hand dance for their patrons. He especially addresses how The Eclipse evolved from a travel groups' clubhouse to a club for hand dancers. As a hand dancer, and a former club owner, Coles speaks to how hand dance venues provided entertainment and opportunities for dancers to socialize.

Dates: 2021-06-02

Alvin Harris interview, 2020-01-11

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Identifier: rwhc_ohp_2019_005.wav
Scope and Contents Mr. Alvin Harris discusses his life and experiences moving from Raleigh, North Carolina to Washington, DC. Mr. Harris discusses his early life in Raleigh, his family’s move to Southeast Washington, DC, and his upbringing and education in the city. He also discusses his life in Washington, his work as a carpenter and career in construction, and his transition to work for the federal government. Additionally, Mr. Harris talks about Marion Berry and “Chocolate City,” and the crack epidemic in...
Dates: 2020-01-11

Arrington Dixon interview, 2017-11-19

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Identifier: dcpl_dcohc005
Scope and Contents

In this interview, Arrington Dixon discussed his early experiences living in Anacostia and moving to the Lamond Riggs area. Dixon remembers segregation and discrimination growing up, and the impact of the church on his life. He also recalls taking the trolleys to McKinley High School, the death of his brother, and running for Councilmember of Ward 4.

Dates: 2017-11-19

Artificial and Ephemeral Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 060
Scope and Contents The collection contains letters, programs, meeting minutes, speeches, event tickets, brochures, pamphlets, invitations, financial records, legislative materials, political memorabilia, and other rare items dating primarily from the 19th through the mid- 20th century. Of particular significance are letters, petitions, and legislative acts documenting the work of elected and appointed mayors; a Board of Alderman; and City Councils from 1802 through the early 1870s in the “Politics...
Dates: 1769