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African Americans

Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 319 Collections and/or Records:

Warren E. Washington transcript, 2021-06-29

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc045_06_tra.pdf

Warren E. Washington is professionally known as DJ Disco Bird. Washington has played music for dancers over four decades throughout the D.C. area. Washington's story begins with how he began his career to how he developed into the deejay that many know him to be today. More importantly, Washington highlights the impact time, music, and technology have had on Hand Dance, as well as other social dances.

Dates: 2021-06-29

Wes Morrison interview, 2022-12-28

Identifier: rwhc_ohp_2022_009.wav
Abstract In this oral history interview, Mr. Wes Morrison discusses his life and experiences moving from Durham, North Carolina, to Washington, D.C., in 1959. The interview begins with a discussion of Mr. Morrison’s early life in Durham. Mr. Morrison talks about his grandmother and aunt, who raised him, and the Brookstown community in which they lived. He also shares memories of his upbringing and educational experiences in Durham and discusses racial segregation and race relations in the city. Mr....
Dates: Other: 2022-12-28

Wilhelmina Goff interview, 2021-06-05

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc034_01.wav
Abstract Wilhelmina Goff describes growing up in segregated Columbia, South Carolina, where her father became one of the first Black men to register to vote. After experiencing segregation on buses in Columbia, she becomes involved in the Morgan State College student sit-in movement that desegregated stores, lunch counters and a movie theater in Baltimore. She starts her career as an educator in Ohio, where she also served as the Midwest regional director of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She...
Dates: 2021-06-05

Wilson, J. Finley

 Unprocessed Material — Box 1
Identifier: 2020-012
Women in the Life in Dig DC
Women in the Life in Dig DC

Women in the Life

 Digital Collection
Identifier: dcpl_witla

H.D. Woodson and Metropolitan A.M.E. Church Collection

Identifier: 093
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials found in the former home of Howard D. Woodson, including personal documents from his time in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and items from when he served as the superintendent of Sunday school at the Metropolitan A. M. E. Church in Washington, D.C. Example materials include a commencement program, treasurer reports, a tax levy, monthly reports, class lists, teaching aides, annual reports, construction quotes and contracts, invoices, and speeches.

Dates: 1852-1913

Minnie S. Woodson Family Genealogical Collection

Identifier: 091
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials collected by Minnie S. Woodson while researching the history of the Woodson family, including items such as clippings, census records, family trees, articles, photographs, correspondence, and newsletters. Of particular interest is information regarding the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society newsletter.

Dates: 1842-1994

Wormley Family Genealogical Research Collection

Identifier: 065
Scope and Contents The collection was organized by the Wormley family before it was transferred to the Library. An index was published and included in the collection. Therefore, it was decided that the collection maintain its original order. However, there are volumes listed in the index that are not present in the collection. Included with the collection are three CD-ROM discs that contain scanned images of the volumes. However, these discs are not complete. Several items are missing from the files of various...
Dates: 1784-1984

Zombie interview, 2019-09-09

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc016_03
Scope and Contents

In this interview, Erica Childs, known professionally as Zombie, discusses their childhood and connection to music, life in D.C., Go-Go scene and radio show. Involvement with Anthology of Booty, Girls Rock D.C., DJing and party hosting, and connections to political work. They also talk about how Go-Go is treated in D.C. and how the scene has evolved.

Dates: 2019-09-09