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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.