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