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African Americans

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 319 Collections and/or Records:

Assane Konte interview, 2018-08-09

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Identifier: dcpl_dcohc010
Scope and Contents Assane Konte speaks about the importance that dance has played in his life, growing up in Senegal, and his first impressions of the United States. His life in dance led him to start visiting the United States for dance festivals, which eventually led him to decide to relocate to the U.S. He highlights the importance of hard work and discipline in dancing as well as and how these virtues contribute to other aspects of life. He believes that his upbringing in Senegal helped to teach him these...
Dates: 2018-08-09

Audrey Hinton and Diane Hinton Perry interview, 2017-08-17

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Identifier: dcpl_dcohc005
Scope and Contents

In this interview, sisters Diane Hinton Perry and Audrey Hinton discuss hostility from white neighbors when their family bought a house on Farragut Street NW in 1953; white flight; switching schools after the Supreme Court ruled segregated schools unconstitutional; and businesses along 14th Street. They also describe their father's career as a physician, the discrimination he faced from the white medical establishment, and their own careers.

Dates: 2017-08-17

Baile McKnight interview, 2018-05-17

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Identifier: dcpl_dcohc010
Scope and Contents In this interview Baile McKnight reflects on his life and the important role that African drumming has plaid in it. He talks about how having close connections to family in North Carolina, while growing up in Washington, D.C., and made Baile aware of cultural differences. Travel and the importance of culture plays a major role in his narrative. Another major point of emphasis is his visit to Africa. He feels that his visits to Nigeria played a major role in helping him to understand African...
Dates: 2018-05-17

Beatrice Davis-Williams interview part 1, 2019-09-05

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Identifier: dcpl_dcohc018
Scope and Contents

Beatrice Davis-Williams discusses her upbringing in Philadelphia, her early influencers in dance, being a student at Howard University in the 1960s, and being the only African-American to achieve the highest level in the Cecchetti method.

Dates: 2019-09-05

Beatrice Davis-Williams interview part 2, 2019-09-05

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Identifier: dcpl_dcohc018
Scope and Contents

Beatrice Davis-Williams discusses her upbringing in Philadelphia, her early influencers in dance, being a student at Howard University in the 1960s, and being the only African-American to achieve the highest level in the Cecchetti method.

Dates: 2019-09-05

Beatrice Davis-Williams interview part 3, 2019-09-05

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Identifier: dcpl_dcohc018
Scope and Contents

Beatrice Davis-Williams discusses her upbringing in Philadelphia, her early influencers in dance, being a student at Howard University in the 1960s, and being the only African-American to achieve the highest level in the Cecchetti method.

Dates: 2019-09-05

Bernard Hayes interview, 2015-12-18

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Identifier: rwhc_ohp_2015_009.wav
Scope and Contents In this oral history interview, Mr. Bernard Hayes discusses his life and experiences moving from Atlanta, Georgia, to New York City, and ultimately to Washington, D.C. Mr. Hayes discusses his early life in the South, his family's move to New York in 1960, and their transition into city life in the North. Mr. Hayes also discusses how the North provided him and his siblings more opportunities and the influence of his parents and other mentors on his life. Finally, Mr. Hayes discusses his move...
Dates: 2015-12-18

Bernice Pitts interview, 2020-01-07

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Identifier: rwhc_ohp_2019_006.wav
Abstract In this oral history interview, Bernice Pitts, a long time D.C. resident, discusses her life and experiences moving from Laurinburg, North Carolina to Washington, DC. Ms. Pitts discusses her upbringing in North Carolina and the farm work she did with her family before talking about her move to D.C. and the transition to city life. Ms. Pitts talks about finding work in the city, working for the government, and retiring after a workplace injury. She also reflects on raising her children and...
Dates: Other: 2020-01-07

Bethea-Welch VFW Post 7248 Ladies Auxiliary Records

 Collection
Identifier: 137
Scope and Contents

The Bethea-Welch VFW Post 7248 Ladies Auxiliary Collection documents the day-to-day business of the club and contains lists of officers, events, meeting notes, minutes, and programs, printed materials, awards, and officer lists. Of particular note are photographs and scrapbooks documenting Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) events.

Dates: 1914-2004