Found in 49 Collections and/or Records:
Josephine Baker talks most about her involvement with the Charter School movement and shares some of the battle scars gained from those who thought, even after 25 years of a stellar reputation with DCPS, that she must be anti-DCPS to take on this new initiative. She explains her motivation, the importance of educational options in each child's development and what she believes they achieved on behalf of children, who she insists must always come first.
The collection includes material collected and created by David Aaronson, founder of the Literary Arts Program (LAP), regarding the LAP, Urban Journalism Workshop, and other programs in D.C. Public Schools that encourage student artistic expression and publication. Materials include printed material, newsletters, publications, journals, correspondence, and photographs.
In this interview with Barbara and Martha Saragovitz, the sisters discuss growing up in Lamond Riggs, when the neighborhood was brand new and largely Jewish. They recount their experiences during the real estate blockbusting and their family's eventual move to Capitol Hill in 1963. Martha remembers a few violent incidents after moving to Southwest, D.C., and her time as an undergraduate at American University.
This collection includes correspondence, legal documents, photographs, and newspaper clippings pertaining to Mamie H. McIlwee’s work advocating for resources for Petworth public schools and libraries.
Michael Swann speaks of his childhood memories, the impact some teachers had on him, friends, dancing and the strong sense of community that he felt growing up in the Fort Totten community.