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Black persons

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 233 Collections and/or Records:

Lauren Paylor interview, 2020-06-30

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc026_04.wav

This is an individual interview of Lauren Paylor in which she discusses her experiences as a Black mixologist and bartender, being a part of the local Shaw community, and the community of Black bartenders in D.C. during the COVID-19 pandemic and 2020 protests.

Dates: 2020-06-30

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

Lawrence Bradford interview, 2018-07-04

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc006_01.wav
Scope and Contents Lawrence Bradford discusses his childhood growing up in Happy Hollow, Adams Morgan, Washingonton, D.C., early experiences with segregation, attending Federal City College (now the University of the District of Columbia) to study computer information, his campus extracurricular activities including basketball and student government, his involvement in community organizing for racial equality, his career at Washington Techinal Instiute and the University of the District of Columbia, and his...
Dates: 2018-07-04

Lena Bradley interview, 2019-11-19

Identifier: rwhc_ohp_2019_003.wav
Scope and Contents

In this oral history interview, Lena Bradley, a long time D.C. resident, discusses her life and experiences moving from Kenly, North Carolina, to Washington, D.C. She reflects on her upbringing and education in the South as well as her life in Washington and career as a beautician.

Dates: 2019-11-19

Literary Arts and Urban Journalism Program Collection

Identifier: 221
Scope and Contents

The collection includes material collected and created by David Aaronson, founder of the Literary Arts Program (LAP), regarding the LAP, Urban Journalism Workshop, and other programs in D.C. Public Schools that encourage student artistic expression and publication. Materials include printed material, newsletters, publications, journals, correspondence, and photographs.

Dates: 1969-2019, undated

Lorenzo A. Calender II interview, 2017-11-02

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc004
Scope and Contents

Storyteller Lorenzo A. Calender II speaks about how he came to fall in love with poetry and science fiction at an early age, his work with radio that led him to interview such notable figures as Nikki Giovanni and Stevie Wonder, his work with youth that exposed him to “the power of storytelling”, as well as what led him to create the persona, master storyteller Baba-C. Lorenzo Calender was an early recipient of ARTS:DC CETA funding.

Dates: 2017-11-02

Kip Lornell and Charles Stephenson, Jr. Go-Go Oral History Collection

Identifier: 230
Content Description

This collection contains transcripts of interviews conducted by Kip Lornell and Charles Stephenson as part of the research for their book "The Beat: Go-Go's Fusion of Funk and Hip-Hop." The materials document the evolution of Go-Go performers and sound; as well as the cultural and political role the music plays in Washington, D.C.

Dates: 1988 - 1998

Luke Stewart interview, 2021-06-20

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc031_07.wav
Abstract Luke Stewart talks about being born in the Mississippi Gulf Coast and moving to Washington, D.C. in pursuit of music and historical connections to the legacy of radical music and culture in the capital. His approach to performance is that of recognizing musical legacies of the cities, where he is based, and using radical music and culture as tools of resistance and call for social justice. He meets a community of improvising musicians and elders while working at WPFW. Luke continues to meet...
Dates: 2021-06-20

Mabel Mitchell interview, 2016-01-08

Identifier: rwhc_ohp_2015_010.wav
Scope and Contents

In this oral history interview, Ms. Mabel Mitchell, a long time DC resident, discusses her life and experiences moving from Raleigh, North Carolina, to Washington, DC. Ms. Mitchell discusses her early life in Raleigh, her move to Washington, DC, in the early 1950s, her transition to living and working in DC, and her long career in the government. Ms. Mitchell also talks about segregation and racial discrimination in Washington, as well as gentrification in the city in the 21st century.

Dates: 2016-01-08

Makini Niliwambieni interview, 2018-05-21

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc010
Scope and Contents Makini Niliwambieni a.k.a. Mama Makini reflects on her life and what brought her to dedicate decades to performing, choreographing, and teaching African styles of dance. She talks about growing-up in Trenton, NJ, where she was exposed to “Black Arts” coming out of the Civil Rights Movement. She first started attending African Dance classes as part of the African People’s Action School, which was closely related to the socialist All African People Revolutionary Party founded by Kwame NKrumah...
Dates: 2018-05-21