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African Americans

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 321 Collections and/or Records:

The Honorable Robert Mallett interview part 5, 2019-05-30

 File
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc015
Scope and Contents Robert Mallett discusses his life in Texas, Washington, D.C., and Virginia; his involvement with Asbury United Methodist Church and ideas for sustaining the life and outreach of the church; his love of art and history as a collector; his affection for Morehouse College and the financial challenges he overcame to attend the school; his observations on the history of gentrification in Washington; lessons learned in D.C. government; working for Senator Lloyd Bentsen before and during the 1988...
Dates: 2019-05-30

Thelma D. Jones interview, 2019-11-27

 File
Identifier: rwhc_ohp_2019_004.wav
Scope and Contents

In this oral history interview, Thelma D. Jones, a long time DC resident, discusses her life and experiences moving from Snow Hill, North Carolina, to Washington, D.C. Ms. Jones talks about her family life and upbringing in Snow Hill; her move to Washington after graduating from Durham College; and her life and work in DC. Ms. Jones also discusses some of the changes she's witnessed in Washington and the impact she's made on the city.

Dates: 2019-11-27

Thomas Stanley interview, 2021-06-20

 Item
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc031_10.wav
Abstract Thomas Stanley talks about being born in Cincinnati, Ohio and moving to Washington, D.C. during a tense political climate and personal challenges, dealing with racial bullying in middle school. Thomas studies psychology at Brown University, where he is first introduced to Sun Ra, whose work he will study in the future closely and write an important manuscript about. After meeting his future wife, Thomas leaves the DMV area and travels across the country to Wisconsin, where he established the...
Dates: 2021-06-20

Theresa Trainor Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 186
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the research and writings about Theresa Trainor’s projects in the Southwest neighborhood completed as a part of her studies at American University. There are research papers, research files, interviews, transcripts, audio, and video cassettes. Materials document Southwest before urban renewal transformed the neighborhood. Many of the materials document the Willow Tree playground football team and its alumni.

Dates: 1911 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1992 - 1994

U Street Oral History Project

 Collection — External hard drive DIG_00005
Identifier: OHP026
Content Description

Digital recordings of 20 oral history interviews by DCPL Special Collections Librarian Kelly Navies and related digital documents. 18 of the recordings are about the U Street cultural corridor. All of the U Street interviews have logs and two of them also have transcripts. Digital photographs and other documents were also included in the U Street transfer. There is also an interview with DC author Edward P. Jones, in 2 parts.

Dates: 2014
U Street Oral History Project - D.C.'s Cultural Corridor in Dig DC
U Street Oral History Project - D.C.'s Cul...

Vanella Crawford interview, 2018-07-11

 File
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc006_04.wav
Scope and Contents Vanella Crawford, a native of Washington, D.C., discusses her family history, living in public housing before moving to the Columbia Height neighborhood, attending Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee and then enrolling in the first class at Federal City College (now the University of the District of Columbia), her awakening the the catholic faith and political awareness, traveling to Europe and Africa as part of Experiments in International Living program, her family's concerns about...
Dates: 2018-07-11

Vincent Gray index, 2022-07-11

 Item
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc046_05_ind.pdf
Abstract

Vincent Gray, former mayor and current D.C. City Councilmember chronicles his life growing up, attending schools, and working in Washington. A life-long D.C. Hand Dancer, Gray highlights his participation in the D.C. Hand Dance community as well as some of the places he displayed his D.C. Hand Dance style and footwork. Gray shares considerations that may help sustain D.C. Hand Dance and consequently, lead to the opening of additional D.C. Hand Dance venues within the city.

Dates: 2022-07-11

Vincent Gray interview, 2022-07-11

 Item
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc046_05.mp4
Abstract

Vincent Gray, former mayor and current D.C. City Councilmember chronicles his life growing up, attending schools, and working in Washington. A life-long D.C. Hand Dancer, Gray highlights his participation in the D.C. Hand Dance community as well as some of the places he displayed his D.C. Hand Dance style and footwork. Gray shares considerations that may help sustain D.C. Hand Dance and consequently, lead to the opening of additional D.C. Hand Dance venues within the city.

Dates: 2022-07-11

Vincent Gray photo 1, 2022-07-11

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Identifier: dcpl_dcohc046_05_image01.jpg
Abstract

Vincent Gray, former mayor and current D.C. City Councilmember chronicles his life growing up, attending schools, and working in Washington. A life-long D.C. Hand Dancer, Gray highlights his participation in the D.C. Hand Dance community as well as some of the places he displayed his D.C. Hand Dance style and footwork. Gray shares considerations that may help sustain D.C. Hand Dance and consequently, lead to the opening of additional D.C. Hand Dance venues within the city.

Dates: 2022-07-11