Mount Pleasant (Washington, D.C.)
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Ms. Curry describes growing up in Shaw and Eastgate, the influence of music in her early life, coming into her own gender and sexuality in her teens, joy and pain on the streets and in the clubs, traumatic experiences in Lorton prison, organizing against discrimination against transgender women, her continued advocacy, and the importance of helping and loving each other.
Ms. Corado discusses growing up in El Salvador amidst the civil war, her understanding of her gender and its evolution, emigrating to D.C., living homeless in Dupont Circle, becoming an activist, and establishing Casa Ruby.
Ms. Corado discusses her early activism and leading the group Latinos en Accion which she would turn into Casa Ruby, the early days of Casa Ruby’s first space, the growth and accomplishments since then, and the challenges and hopes for the future.
The Mount Pleasant Riot Oral History Collection contains 10 audio interviews of people who were members of the Mount Pleasant, D.C. community during the riot of 1991. The interviews were conducted by Pat Scallen in late 2017 and early 2018. Transcripts are included for all interviews.
Ms. Prout discusses gay and transgender culture in NYC in the 1960s and 1970s, interactions with police, the Stonewall Riots, the impact of AIDS, her decision to move to D.C., the different feeling in D.C., raising her adopted son, and changes in the city.
Content topics include: May Day Demonstrations, Paris Peace Talks, Welfare Recipients speaking out, urban conditions, Kathleen Cleaver, a video made and directed by welfare mothers, housing in Adams Morgan, Allen Ginsberg at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 1970 interviews with pro-war demonstrators at a rally called by Reverend Carl McIntire, and more.