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Shaw (Washington, D.C.)

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Margaret Cooper Papers

Identifier: 133
Scope and Contents This six box collection consists of the personal papers of Margaret Cooper and documents her professional; civic and community activities; and achievements. The collection consists largely of certificates, plaques, programs, administrative materials, and miscellaneous materials documenting Cooper’s involvement as an active member and leader of several organizations and institutions, including Third Baptist Church, Christian Endeavor, D.C. Federation of Civic Associations, Inc., the East...
Dates: 1918-1998

Dee Curry interview, 2021-07-12

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc029_01.wav

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.

Dates: 2021-07-12

Easter Brown interview, 2022-01-06

Identifier: rwhc_ohp_2022_005.wav
Abstract In this oral history interview, Easter Brown discusses her life and experiences moving from Marshville, North Carolina, to Washington, DC, in 1959. Recalling her upbringing in Marshville, Ms. Brown talks about her early educational experiences, her family’s work as sharecroppers, and racial segregation in her hometown. Ms. Brown talks about her decision to move to Washington, finding work in the city, meeting her husband and raising her children, and the changes she’s seen in her...
Dates: 2022-01-06

Gibby Thomas interview, 2021-07-02

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc029_02.wav
Abstract Ms. Thomas discusses growing up in North Brentwood, just outside D.C., her early sense of herself as different and coming into her gender and sexuality, other people treating her as a girl from a young age, the importance of support from her family, how D.C. was the center of things and where she found community with transgender women, sex work, the AIDS epidemic and working as a home health aide, her involvement with gay, transgender and HIV/AIDS organizations including Transgender Health...
Dates: 2021-07-02

Layne Garrett interview, 2021-06-05

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc031_05.wav
Abstract Layne Garrett discusses growing up in a typical household in Tennessee and spending his childhood, visiting family on long road trips to Texas. While interest in music was always present in Layne’s life, it was in high school that exposure to outsider literature and open tuning in guitar brought him to be a part of music projects and pursue creative expression. He reflects on four years of living in a new city in Phoenix after college, where lack of social engagements got him to experiment...
Dates: 2021-06-05

Northern Shaw Striver Historic Survey Oral History Project

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: OHP016
Scope and Contents

In 1993, Jeff Koenreich conducted these oral histories for the Library's Oral History Project. Residents of the Striver Section of the Shaw neighborhood were interviewed. Topics include the history of the neighborhood, childhood, family, segregation, the Civil Rights movement, and the community.

Dates: 1993

Poopoo Earls interview, 2021-10-13

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc029_04.wav

Ms. Earls discusses growing up in D.C., mostly in Shaw, her early sense of herself as different and coming into her gender and sexuality, the importance of dancing and performance to her from an early age, her struggle with addiction and time in prison, go-go and hand dancing, being in the National Museum of African American History, remembering everyone who has passed and her thankfulness for living to such an age.

Dates: 2021-10-13

Mary E. Price Collection

Identifier: 043
Scope and Contents

This collection consists mainly of clippings and programs relating to Howard University in the 1920s and 1930s. Also included are postcards of the Biltmore Hotel and a black establishment in Durham, North Carolina. Other materials of Ms. Price are at Howard University.

Dates: 1920-1940

Rhonda Steward interview, 2021-06-10

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc029_05.wav

Ms. Steward discusses growing up in D.C., mostly in Shaw, her early sense of herself as different and coming into her gender and sexuality, going to clubs and working, the impact of the AIDS epidemic, her involvement with transgender and HIV/AIDS organizations including Transgender Health Empowerment, and the changes in the city.

Dates: 2021-06-10

Sandra Perrin interview, 2021-11-19

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc032_06.mp3
Abstract Please note this interview was recorded over Zoom. Sandra Perrin reflects on her experiences organizing and doing political work as part of the union that represented Metro workers. Her story begins with her childhood in Washington, D.C. Born to two working class parents, she developed a love of reading fueled by the bookmobile that would regularly visit her neighborhood. When her father died in a car accident, her mother became the wage earner. She speaks about her time at Howard...
Dates: 2021-11-19