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Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

Alberta Bryant interview, 2016-12-01

Identifier: rwhc_ohp_2016_002.wav
Scope and Contents In this oral history interview, Ms. Alberta Bryant, a long time D.C. resident, discusses her experiences growing up in New York City, visiting Charleston, South Carolina, throughout her youth, and moving to Washington, D.C., in 1953, after marrying her husband. The interview later turns into a discussion of contemporary issues of race and class that shifts into a conversation about the political situation at the time of the interview. This section touches upon issues such as misinformation,...
Dates: 2016-12-01

Ardie Myers interview, 2021-12-08

Identifier: rwhc_ohp_2021_001.wav

In this interview, Ms. Ardie Myers, a long-time D.C. resident, discusses her life and experiences moving from Memphis, Tennessee, to New York City, and later, to Washington, D.C. Ms. Myers discusses her family life and educational experiences in Memphis as well as segregation and civil rights activism during her upbringing. She also talks about moving to New York City in the late 1960s and her move to Washington, D.C., in 1971.

Dates: 2021-12-08

Arrington Dixon interview, 2017-11-19

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc005
Scope and Contents

In this interview, Arrington Dixon discussed his early experiences living in Anacostia and moving to the Lamond Riggs area. Dixon remembers segregation and discrimination growing up, and the impact of the church on his life. He also recalls taking the trolleys to McKinley High School, the death of his brother, and running for Councilmember of Ward 4.

Dates: 2017-11-19

Audrey Hinton and Diane Hinton Perry interview, 2017-08-17

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc005
Scope and Contents

In this interview, sisters Diane Hinton Perry and Audrey Hinton discuss hostility from white neighbors when their family bought a house on Farragut Street NW in 1953; white flight; switching schools after the Supreme Court ruled segregated schools unconstitutional; and businesses along 14th Street. They also describe their father's career as a physician, the discrimination he faced from the white medical establishment, and their own careers.

Dates: 2017-08-17

Bertha Smoot interview, 2020-12-20

Identifier: rwhc_ohp_2020_006.wav
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...
Dates: 2020-12-20

Carolivia Herron interview, 2017-08-11

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc005
Scope and Contents In Part 1 of this interview, Carolivia Herron discusses growing up in Northeast Washington, D.C. in a segregated neighborhood, on Douglass Street NE in Kenilworth, and visiting her grandmother's house in Capitol Heights. Herron recounts her childhood, her family's role in blockbusting their Takoma neighborhood, and the work of Neighbors, Incorporated. Carolivia Herron was born in 1941 at the Freedmen's Hospital of Howard University in Washington, D.C. She grew up in the Mayfair Mansions...
Dates: 2017-08-11

Carolyn Stieff interview, 2021-11-13

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc032_01.mp3
Abstract Please note this interview was recorded over a telephone call. Carolyn Stieff reflects on her time as an active member of the WMATA union Amalgamated Transit Union 689. Thrust into the labor movement in 1974 while still in her first months on the job, she participated in the 1974 wildcat strike. After that experience Carolyn soon got involved in the union. She speaks about what it was like to be one of the first female bus drivers in DC, a role that brought her both harassment and praise...
Dates: 2021-11-13

Charles Tracey interview, 2021-12-05

Identifier: rwhc_ohp_2021_007.wav
Abstract In this interview, Mr. Charles Tracey, a long-time D.C. resident, discusses his life and experiences moving from Wilmington, North Carolina, to Washington, D.C.. Mr. Tracey discusses his family history and early life in Wilmington, including experiences with racism and segregation during his upbringing. He also talks about his family’s decision to move to Washington, how they secured housing in the city, and their transition to life in D.C.. He concludes the interview with a discussion of...
Dates: 2021-12-05

Paul Philips Cooke Papers

Identifier: 100
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of works and materials collected or authored by Paul Phillips Cooke. Items include clippings, correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, pamphlets, and publications from a variety of organizations, including the Cosmos and Torch Clubs. Additionally, there is information on Cooke's time as a student at Miners Teachers College and as President of the D.C. Teachers College.

Dates: 1871-2000

DC Public Library Oral History Project

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: OHP003
Scope and Contents

Between 1972 and 1992 the Library conducted 29 oral history interviews with individuals who had a long association with and knowledge of Washington D.C. Topics include childhood experiences, segregation, religion, neighborhoods, education, communities, employment, demographics and social life. The interviews were organized and conducted by Marcia M. Greenlee and Roxanna Deane.

Dates: 1972 - 1992