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African Americans

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 321 Collections and/or Records:

Series 45: Let's Talk Hand Dance, 2021

 Series
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc045
Abstract 'Let's Talk Hand Dance' are oral history interviews that capture the evolution of hand dance, the Official Dance of the District of Columbia. Hand Dance has been part of the social fabric of D.C. since the 1950s. Hand Dance is a contemporary swing-style dance indigenous to the communities of D.C. Over the generations, the dance has evolved from the fast-paced rhythms of the big band sounds of the 1950s, to the smooth dance patterns of the 1960s (now called 'old school'), and finally into the...
Dates: 2021

Series 46: Let's Talk Hand Dance, 2022

 Series
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc046
Abstract 'Let's Talk Hand Dance' are oral history interviews that capture the evolution of hand dance, the Official Dance of the District of Columbia. Hand Dance has been part of the social fabric of D.C. since the 1950s. Hand Dance is a contemporary swing-style dance indigenous to the communities of D.C. Over the generations, the dance has evolved from the fast-paced rhythms of the big band sounds of the 1950s, to the smooth dance patterns of the 1960s (now called 'old school'), and finally into the...
Dates: 2022

Session 4, 2021-01-21

 Item
Scope and Contents

This is the fourth session of a life history interview with Cosby Hunt, a career educator, native Washingtonian, and creator of Real World History. In this interview Cosby Hunt discusses returning to Washington, D.C., after finishing graduate school at the University of Georgia, his teaching career at Bell Multicultural High School (1997-2010), and his family life, including how he met his wife and how they named their two sons.

Dates: 2021-01-21

Session 5, 2021-02-25

 File
Scope and Contents

This is the fifth session of an oral history interview with Cosby Hunt, a career educator, native Washingtonian, and creator of Real World History. In this interview Cosby Hunt discusses his experience working at Center for Inspired Teaching and the creation of the Real World History Program (RWH) in 2014. He also talks about the structure of the program in its first year, school year 2014-2015.

Dates: 2021-02-25

Session 6, 2021-03-17

 File
Scope and Contents

This is the sixth and final session of an oral history interview with Cosby Hunt, a career educator, native Washingtonian, and creator of Real World History. In this interview Mr. Hunt discusses the Real World History program and the Real World History Collection at the DC Public Library. He also reflects on what he is most proud of about the class and how the course, in some ways, is connected to his family history.

Dates: 2021-03-17

Shawn Henderson interview, 2017-11-27

 File
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc001_10.wav
Scope and Contents

Shawn Henderson discusses his life in Virginia and Washington, DC, his love for sports, parenthood, his religious upbringing, living with HIV, and his experiences at Whitman-Walker as a patient.

Dates: 2017-11-27

Sheila Crider interview, 2017-11-02

 File
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc004
Scope and Contents Sheila Crider reflects on her life in the arts. She speaks about growing up in Southeast Washington DC and falling in love with reading as a child. And reflects on how living in Washington, DC, and the black intellectual movements of the 1970s helped to share her literary works. Time abroad in the Peace Corps, switching from literary to visual arts while living in France, time as an apprentice in Japan, and jobs that she took early a supplementary income, such as 10 years posing as an model...
Dates: 2017-11-02

Shirley Debrow interview, 2016-01-02

 Item
Identifier: rwhc_ohp_2015_011.wav
Scope and Contents

In this oral history interview, Ms. Shirley Debrow discusses her life and experiences moving from North Carolina to Washington, DC. Ms. Debrow discusses her early life in the South, her move to Philadelphia in 1964, and her move to Washington, DC, in 1966. Ms. Debrow also talks about her life in Washington, her career at the DC Department of Parks and Recreation, and her love of travel.

Dates: 2016-01-02

Damu Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 116
Scope and Contents

The Damu Smith papers document Smiths' involvement in activism and community organizations. Among the records are biographical material, notes, photographs, audiocassette tapes, and research files. The research files cover Angola, South Africa, Korea, Iraq, the environment, and organizations such as the French Street Umoja Connection, Louisiana Cancer Alley, and the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.

Dates: 1990-1994
South of U Oral History Project - Life, Riots, and Renewal in Shaw in Dig DC
South of U Oral History Project - Life, Ri...