Shaw (Washington, D.C.)
Found in 13 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.