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Black persons

 Subject
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 226 Collections and/or Records:

Akua Kouyate-Tate interview, 2018-08-13

 File
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc010
Scope and Contents Akua Kouyate speaks about and reflects on the important role that dance has played in her life and the importance of DanceAfrica and other programs that connect African-Americans to traditional and contemporary styles of African dance. She speaks about growing up and going to Washington, D.C. public schools. She discovered AfricanDance at a community organization in Southeast Washington, D.C. She developed her interest in dance while a student at Boston University, and continued to study...
Dates: 2018-08-13

Al Thompson interview, 2020-09-24

 Item
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc026_01.wav
Abstract

This is an individual interview of Al Thompson in which he discusses his D.C. upbringing, including his time in law school and his journey to becoming a well-known bar professional in the D.C. bartending industry. He also shares his views on hospitality and the evolution of the community of cocktail experts and enthusiasts in DC.

Dates: 2020-09-24

Alice and Loretta Tate interview part 1, 2020-05-26

 File
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc020
Scope and Contents

In Part 1 of the interview, Alice and Loretta Tate, mother and daughter, talks about life in the Marshall Heights community. Alice Tate is native Washingtonian that spent the majority of her childhood in Marshall Heights. She lived on one of the few farms in the neighborhood. She worked for the federal government and also raised her children in the Marshall Heights neighborhood. Mrs. Tate is an avid church-goer and a devout Christian.

Dates: 2020-05-26

Alice and Loretta Tate interview part 2, 2020-09-17

 File
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc020
Scope and Contents

In Part 2 of the interview, Alice and Loretta Tate, mother and daughter, talks about life in the Marshall Heights community.

Dates: 2020-09-17

Alvin Harris interview, 2020-01-11

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Identifier: rwhc_ohp_2019_005.wav
Scope and Contents Mr. Alvin Harris discusses his life and experiences moving from Raleigh, North Carolina to Washington, DC. Mr. Harris discusses his early life in Raleigh, his family’s move to Southeast Washington, DC, and his upbringing and education in the city. He also discusses his life in Washington, his work as a carpenter and career in construction, and his transition to work for the federal government. Additionally, Mr. Harris talks about Marion Berry and “Chocolate City,” and the crack epidemic in...
Dates: 2020-01-11

Arrington Dixon interview, 2017-11-19

 Item
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc005
Scope and Contents

In this interview, Arrington Dixon discussed his early experiences living in Anacostia and moving to the Lamond Riggs area. Dixon remembers segregation and discrimination growing up, and the impact of the church on his life. He also recalls taking the trolleys to McKinley High School, the death of his brother, and running for Councilmember of Ward 4.

Dates: 2017-11-19

Artificial and Ephemeral Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 060
Scope and Contents The collection contains letters, programs, meeting minutes, speeches, event tickets, brochures, pamphlets, invitations, financial records, legislative materials, political memorabilia, and other rare items dating primarily from the 19th through the mid- 20th century. Of particular significance are letters, petitions, and legislative acts documenting the work of elected and appointed mayors; a Board of Alderman; and City Councils from 1802 through the early 1870s in the “Politics...
Dates: 1769

Asbury United Methodist Church Oral History Project

 Digital Collection
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc034
Dates: 2021

Assane Konte interview, 2018-08-09

 File
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc010
Scope and Contents Assane Konte speaks about the importance that dance has played in his life, growing up in Senegal, and his first impressions of the United States. His life in dance led him to start visiting the United States for dance festivals, which eventually led him to decide to relocate to the U.S. He highlights the importance of hard work and discipline in dancing as well as and how these virtues contribute to other aspects of life. He believes that his upbringing in Senegal helped to teach him these...
Dates: 2018-08-09

Audrey Hinton and Diane Hinton Perry interview, 2017-08-17

 Item
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc005
Scope and Contents

In this interview, sisters Diane Hinton Perry and Audrey Hinton discuss hostility from white neighbors when their family bought a house on Farragut Street NW in 1953; white flight; switching schools after the Supreme Court ruled segregated schools unconstitutional; and businesses along 14th Street. They also describe their father's career as a physician, the discrimination he faced from the white medical establishment, and their own careers.

Dates: 2017-08-17