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Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Adams-Morgan Community Council Records

Identifier: 011
Scope and Contents

The records consist of correspondence, minutes, announcements, budgets, and clippings. Topics covered include housing, racial discrimination, and community organizations.

Dates: 1946-1967

Andrea Turner interview, 2022-12-16

Identifier: rwhc_ohp_2022_002.wav
Abstract In this oral history interview, Ms. Andrea Turner, a long time D.C. resident, discusses her life and experiences moving from Lumberton, North Carolina, to Washington, D.C. Discussing her early life, Ms. Turner talks about life in Lumberton, reflects on the role the church had in her upbringing, and recalls leaving North Carolina when she moved to Illinois for college. She recounts how she moved to Washington, DC, for a congressional internship and discusses her career first as a...
Dates: 2022-12-16

Bobbie Coles interview, 2017-04-22

Identifier: dcpl_220_001_01.mp3

In this interview, Kyle-Coles discusses her move to Washington D.C.; the harassment and threat of violence directed at her family as one of the first Black households in their neighborhood; her experiences in the D.C. public schools before and after legal desegregation; working in D.C.; and other topics related to her family’s experiences in D.C. and in Alabama.

Dates: Other: 2017-04-22

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

Dr. James E. Pierce interview, 2020-12-15

Identifier: rwhc_ohp_2020_002.wav
Abstract In this oral history interview, Dr. James E. Pierce discusses his early life in Williamsburg, Virginia, his experiences living and working in various parts of the country, and his life and career in Washington, D.C. Dr. Pierce begins with a discussion of his upbringing and family life in Williamsburg and his service in World War II. He then talks about his career in medical technology, the discrimination he faced as a Black man in the medical field, and his travels around the country. Dr....
Dates: 2020-12-15

Julius Hobson Papers

Identifier: 001
Scope and Contents The papers primarily document Julius Hobson’s activist and political activities from the early 1960s until his death in 1977. Included are materials from civil rights organizations that he headed, was involved, or helped found. In particular, the collection contains correspondence, internal memoranda, meeting minutes, financial information, newsletters, membership lists, press releases, clippings, and by laws regarding the D.C. Chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), Associated...
Dates: 1960-1977

Joe Hairston interview part 1, 2016-11-15

Identifier: dcpl_220_004_01.mp3
Abstract In this interview, Hairston discusses his role in integrating the 1300 block of Kennedy Street NW in the mid-1950s and his move to D.C.’s Shepherd Park neighborhood in 1963, where he joined the efforts of Neighbors, Inc. to oppose blockbusting, racial steering, and other forms of racial discrimination in housing. He also discusses his daughters’ experiences in D.C.’s newly- integrated schools and later work by Neighbors, Inc. to stop the construction of freeways through D.C., promote traffic...
Dates: Other: 2016-11-15

Joseph M. Benson, Sr. interview, 2022-12-03

Identifier: rwhc_ohp_2022_007.wav
Abstract In this oral history interview, Mr. Joseph Benson, Sr. discusses his life and experiences moving from Ridgeway/Longwood, South Carolina, to Washington, D.C. Mr. Benson begins the interview with a discussion of his early life in South Carolina. He recalls the physical conditions of his upbringing, discusses his early educational experiences, and shares memories about his family life. He also talks about segregation and race relations in the South. Mr. Benson then discusses his move to...
Dates: 2022-12-03

Mabel Mitchell interview, 2016-01-08

Identifier: rwhc_ohp_2015_010.wav
Scope and Contents

In this oral history interview, Ms. Mabel Mitchell, a long time DC resident, discusses her life and experiences moving from Raleigh, North Carolina, to Washington, DC. Ms. Mitchell discusses her early life in Raleigh, her move to Washington, DC, in the early 1950s, her transition to living and working in DC, and her long career in the government. Ms. Mitchell also talks about segregation and racial discrimination in Washington, as well as gentrification in the city in the 21st century.

Dates: 2016-01-08