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Kenilworth (Washington, D.C.)

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Carolivia Herron interview, 2017-08-11

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc005
Scope and Contents In Part 1 of this interview, Carolivia Herron discusses growing up in Northeast Washington, D.C. in a segregated neighborhood, on Douglass Street NE in Kenilworth, and visiting her grandmother's house in Capitol Heights. Herron recounts her childhood, her family's role in blockbusting their Takoma neighborhood, and the work of Neighbors, Incorporated. Carolivia Herron was born in 1941 at the Freedmen's Hospital of Howard University in Washington, D.C. She grew up in the Mayfair Mansions...
Dates: 2017-08-11

Cornelia Mack interview, 2019-08-27

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc022
Scope and Contents

Cornelia Mack discusses her work as treasurer for the Kenilworth Courts Residential Council, her life-long mission to do good in the community, the prevalence of her neighborhood church in her life and the community, and the importance of the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens.

Dates: 2019-08-27

Inez Davis interview, 2020-05-27

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc029_03.wav

Ms. Inez Davis reflects on her life and involvement as a member and past president of the Washington Section of the National Council of Negro Women. She holds a wealth of knowledge concerning the organization and the section programs’ impact in the community. Ms. Inez Davis discusses some of the challenges and some changes needed to ensure the future of the organization and section.

Dates: 2020-05-27

Laverne Hedrick interview, 2019-08-28

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc022
Scope and Contents

Laverne Hedrick discusses growing up in Greensboro, North Carolina; her time in Southeast Washington, D.C.; and her community engagement in Kenilworth.

Dates: 2019-08-28

Louvenia Williams interview, 2021-10-12

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc033_04.wav

This is an interview with the Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative's (E/BFSC) founding Executive Director. Louvenia describes her early years growing up in Washington, D.C., educational pursuits, and eventual involvement with the establishment of the E/BFSC.

Dates: 2021-10-12

Out of Kenilworth Oral History Project

Identifier: OHP022
Scope and Contents Between 2003 and 2005 Joseph Lapp conducted a series of oral history interviews to document the history of the Kenilworth neighborhood. Interviewees included Lapp family members and the Fellowship Haven Church community. Topics include family stories, tenant management movement, Aquatic gardens, African-American experience and the Eastland Gardens community. Digital files include copies of all transcripts, PowerPoint presentation given at Kenilworth History Day celebration, and a general...
Dates: 2003 - 2005

Series 22: Flowers and Families: The Stories of the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 2019

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc022
Scope and Contents Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens initiated this oral history project to share the park’s history and its modern story. The project attempted to answer questions such as: What does the park mean to Ward 7 residents? What memories do Ward 7 residents have of it? How has it changed in the last few decades? How does it relate to a larger discussion of the significance of green spaces? The answers to these questions were meant to add to the established narrative of the park’s creation to...
Dates: 2019

Tayo Agyemang interview, 2019-07-30

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc022
Scope and Contents

Tayo Agyemang discusses her youth and the sources of her passions for music, environmental stewardship, community, and family.

Dates: 2019-07-30