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Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Angel Saltos interview, 2020-12-05

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc027_01.wav
Abstract Angel Saltos tells the story of how, as a recent young student immigrant from Ecuador, he landed his first professional job with ABL Associates, a D.C. public relations marketing firm. Saltos who studied public relations and marketing at American University was interested in the Hispanic Marketing arena. In the late 1980’s Hispanic marketing was a brand new field. Tensia Alvirez, President of ABL Associates, was known in the D.C. community for her public relations work with private and...
Dates: 2020-12-05

Arturo Griffiths interview, 2020-07-28

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc027_02.wav
Abstract Arturo Griffiths tells the story of how he got involved as a Latino immigrant teenager in the very first D.C. Latino Festivals held in Adams Morgan. He tells the story of various presidents, many of whom were elected before he was elected President in 1987. Griffiths, together with his committee, organized the last D.C. Latino Festival to b e held in the Adams Morgan neighborhood. In 1989 Griffiths took the Festival “downtown” – to the grounds of the Washington Monument. He tells the story...
Dates: 2020-07-28

Assane Konte interview, 2018-08-09

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc010
Scope and Contents Assane Konte speaks about the importance that dance has played in his life, growing up in Senegal, and his first impressions of the United States. His life in dance led him to start visiting the United States for dance festivals, which eventually led him to decide to relocate to the U.S. He highlights the importance of hard work and discipline in dancing as well as and how these virtues contribute to other aspects of life. He believes that his upbringing in Senegal helped to teach him these...
Dates: 2018-08-09

Beacon College Celebración de la Mujer Latina Oral History Project

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: OHP002
Scope and Contents In 1981, Beacon College conducted a total of 17 oral history interviews with Latinas who had immigrated to Washington, D.C and settled in the Adams Morgan neighborhood. Topics include childhood experiences in interviewees’ country of origin, immigration to Washington D.C., family structure, work and social experiences, comparison between their country and the United States, religion, and the Hispanic community in Washington. As stated in thier grant application, the project focused on the...
Dates: 1980

Black Lives Matter Memorial Fence Artifact Collection

 Collection — External hard drive DIG_00030
Identifier: 208
Content Description Please note: This collection contains strong language, references to police brutality, and violent imagery. The Black Lives Matter Memorial Fence Artifact Collection consists of posters, banners, clothing, photographs, and ephemeral objects attached to the Black Lives Matter Memorial Fence (BLM Fence) surrounding Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C, from June 2020 to January 2021. The artifacts were attached to the fence to protest the treatment of Black and Brown communities by police and...
Dates: 2020 or 2021

George Washington University "Evolution of Washington's Italian Community, 1890-1980" Oral History Project

 Collection — External hard drive DIG_00006
Identifier: OHP009
Scope and Contents In 1984, the George Washington University Center for Washington Area Studies conducted oral history interviews with members of the Italian community of Washington D.C.. Topics include Italy, immigrating to the United States, family, growing up or living in Washington, D.C., religion, work experience, and the Italian community. All interviews were a part of a series entitled "Evolution of Washington's Italian Community, 1890-1980." Only three interviews from this series were transferred to...
Dates: 1984

José "Chico" Diaz interview, 2017-12-15

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc002_05.wav
Scope and Contents

José Diaz discusses moving to the US at age 15, his recovery from polio, Mount Pleasant in the 1980s, tensions between latino and african-american youth, the Mount Pleasant riot, and community-police relations.

Dates: 2017-12-15

Mei interview, 2019-09-21

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc017_03
Scope and Contents In this interview, Mei discusses her family's move from Hong Kong to Washington, D.C., her relationships with other Chinatown kids, the Chinatown program at Calvary Baptist Church, and attended Wilson High School. Mei also recalls helping out at her grandfather's laundry, celebrating Chinese holidays, and her regret that her parents worked so much during her childhood. She concludes by speculating about the future of Chinatown in D.C., and how she believes that another Chinatown can spring...
Dates: 2019-09-21

Norberto 'Tiko' Borja interview, 2020-10-10

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc027_04.wav
Abstract Norberto Borja describes the early years when his family migrated from Colombia and lived on Ontario Road in Adams Morgan. Borja describes the neighborhood in the 1970’s: full of Latino families who knew each other. He describes his first job working at the SED Center, located next to his house. Borja first got involved in the D C Latino Festival in the early years when it was held on Colombia Rd. He describes how his young Colombian group of drummers was asked to perform in the Festival. By...
Dates: 2020-10-10

Series 7: Asian American Voices in the Making of Washington, D.C.’s Cultural Landscape Oral History Project, 2017 - 2018

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc007
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

D.C. Oral History Collaborative (DCOHC) is a citywide initiative to train community members in oral history skills, fund new and ongoing oral history projects, connect volunteers with oral history projects, and publicize existing oral history collections. DCOHC is a project of DC Public Library, HumanitiesDC, and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. This collection contains oral history interviews, transcripts, and indexes produced by DCOHC grantees.

Dates: 2017 - 2018