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Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Bertha Smoot interview, 2020-12-20

Identifier: rwhc_ohp_2020_006.wav
Abstract In this oral history interview, Mrs. Bertha Smoot, a long time D.C. resident, discusses her life and experiences moving from Sampson County, North Carolina, to Washington, D.C.. Mrs. Smoot begins with a discussion of her family life and upbringing in Sampson County, North Carolina. She then talks about her move to Washington, D.C., in 1953 to study at Howard University. Mrs. Smoot also discusses her career in Washington with a particular focus on her years working in the Women’s Bureau of...
Dates: 2020-12-20

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

District of Columbia Police Department Scrapbooks Collection

Identifier: 069
Scope and Contents

The four scrapbooks that make up this collection contain clippings, programs, and photographs documenting the successes and failures of the Metropolitan Police Department. Also included in these scrapbooks are clippings related to the King and Queen of England.

Dates: 1939-1948

Elinor Hart interview, 2017-11-10

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc002_04.wav
Scope and Contents

Elinor Hart discusses moving to Mount Pleasant in 1974, changing demographics of the neighborhood, the controversy of the neighborhood's Historic District designation, her memories of the 1991 riot, police-community relations, and gentrification.

Dates: 2017-11-10

Mark Poletunow interview, 2017-11-18

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc002_07.wav
Scope and Contents

Mark Poletunow discusses his arrival in DC, teaching English as a second language to Spanish-speaking people, identification with immigrant communities, his work at the Spanish Catholic Center, poor treatment of the latino community by DC police, his memories of the Mount Pleasant riot and their aftermath.

Dates: 2017-11-18

Richard Hamilton interview, 2020-11-02

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc020
Scope and Contents

Mr. Hamilton recalls stories about living in segregated America, the start of the Marshall Heights Community Development Organization, owing the Central Ave Market in Marshall Heights, serving on the Metropolitan Police Department, and as Director of Security of the Jefferson Hotel. He provides great advice about how to treat people and maintaining strong relationships.

Dates: 2020-11-02

Selections from the Evening Star Photo Collection

 Digital Collection
Identifier: Star

Series 2: Mount Pleasant Riot Oral History Project, 2018

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc002
Scope and Contents

The Mount Pleasant Riot Oral History Collection contains 10 audio interviews of people who were members of the Mount Pleasant, D.C. community during the riot of 1991. The interviews were conducted by Pat Scallen in late 2017 and early 2018. Transcripts are included for all interviews.

Dates: 2018