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Black persons

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 235 Collections and/or Records:

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

Mapping Segregation in Washington D.C. Oral History Project

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 220
Scope and Contents Mapping Segregation in Washington DC: School and Neighborhood Desegregation in Ward 4 documents the transformation of Ward 4 neighborhoods and schools during the 1950s and early 1960s. Ward 4 was predominantly white in the early 1940s, but saw a shift in demographics as white families fled after the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Bolling v. Sharpe, in which public school segregation was deemed unconstitutional in the District of Columbia. This project primarily consists of interviews with...
Dates: 2014 - 2021
March on Washington 50th Anniversary Oral History Project in Dig DC
March on Washington 50th Anniversary Oral ...

Marcia Howard Interview, 2020-06-11

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc021
Scope and Contents Marcia Howard, long-time company member of Coyaba Dance Theater and coordinator of the Coyaba Youth Academy, reflects on her life and passion for dance. Howard speaks about her childhood growing up in Baltimore, her dance training, and early recollections of racial tension in the country. After a brief hiatus, Howard talks about how dance reentered her life and became her sole purpose, leading her to travel around the world to perform and study dances of the African diaspora, as well as hold...
Dates: 2020-06-11

Marie Mills interview, 2019-06-08

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc018
Scope and Contents

Marie Mills discusses her life growing up in Riggs Park, gentrification in the District, caring for her elderly parents, her introduction to The Davis Center and Ms. Beatrice Davis-Williams, and the importance of The Davis Center on the D.C. community and her family.

Dates: 2019-06-08

Marion Hines interview, 2021-06-10

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc034_02.wav
Abstract Educator, administrator, editor and musician, Dr. Marion E. Hines reflects on her life of 80 years, including her work in the DC Public Schools and two universities; her education in the public schools, then at Howard University and Georgetown University; her approach to teaching languages; her love of travel and music. She speaks in depth about the Wesleyan Choir of Asbury United Methodist Church, what it means to her and to the church; Asbury’s participation in various historic events such...
Dates: 2021-06-10

Marya Annette McQuirter Collection

Identifier: 141
Scope and Contents

The Marya Annete McQuirter papers document McQuirter's research on African American history. Documents include research, subject, and organizational files, as well as correspondence, newspaper clippings,memorabilia, photographs, and research materials pertaining to McQuirter's dissertation.

Dates: 1800-2005

Melvin Deal interview, 2018-05-14

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc010
Scope and Contents "Melvin Deal reflects on his work performing, choreographing, managing, and promoting African dance, which he has been involved in for over half a century. He speaks about how when he started dancing it was generally understood that you had to do ballet, if you wanted to be successful. But he was drawn to African dance and decided to follow that desire. At the time, decolonization was happening in Africa. Part of his work was fighting stereotypes about Africa. He reflects that at the time...
Dates: 2018-05-14

Mia 'Mimi' Evans interview, 2020-12-06

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc026_05.wav

This is an individual interview of Mimi Evans in which she discusses being a Black mixologist, mother, and small business owner in the D.C. metropolitan area, and the effects of gentrification, the COVID-19 pandemic and 2020 protests on her personal and professional life

Dates: 2020-12-06

Michelle Hamilton interview, 2019-06-28

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc019
Scope and Contents

Michelle Hamilton describes her early life, schooling, education, career, family and her experience as a resident of the Barry Farm Housing project.

Dates: 2019-06-28