African American universities and colleges
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract In this oral history interview, Mrs. Bertha Smoot, a long time D.C. resident, discusses her life and experiences moving from Sampson County, North Carolina, to Washington, D.C.. Mrs. Smoot begins with a discussion of her family life and upbringing in Sampson County, North Carolina. She then talks about her move to Washington, D.C., in 1953 to study at Howard University. Mrs. Smoot also discusses her career in Washington with a particular focus on her years working in the Women’s Bureau of...
Abstract In this interview, Marietta discusses her childhood and her years as a young woman, when she lived in her family’s Le Droit Park home while attending Howard University. She also discusses her move to Petworth in 1950 with her husband and daughter Linda. She talks about what the neighborhood was like when they first moved there, before most of the white families moved away, and in later years when she was a member of the Block Club, which met monthly. She and Linda comment on how the...
Abstract In this interview, Muriel discusses her childhood and her years as a young woman. Muriel discusses her experiences navigating her K-12 schools. Most notably, Muriel discusses her experience of racism and racial integration at Roosevelt High School. Muriel draws from her experiences and the observations she made of her classmates. Muriel discusses her higher education experiences at Howard University. During this time and after graduating from Roosevelt, Muriel was able to travel for social...
Dates: Other: 2021-12-13
Abstract In this oral history interview, Pastor Angeloyd Fenrick, a long time D.C. resident, discusses her life and experiences moving from Mobile County, Alabama, to Washington, D.C. Pastor Fenrick begins the interview with a discussion of her upbringing and family life in Prichard, Alabama, before going on to talk about participating in the Montgomery Bus Boycott as a thirteen-year-old. She then discusses the founding of Columbia Learning International Ministries and her work providing affordable...
Scope and Contents
Collection consists mainly of yearbooks donated from a variety of sources and assembled by Washingtoniana staff into a collection. A few bound items related to schools in the District of Columbia were added to the collection over the years.
Dates: 1889 - 2012
Found in: The People's Archive, MLK Library