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Black persons

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 233 Collections and/or Records:

Roger Glass interview part 4, 2019-05-05

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc018
Scope and Contents Roger Glass discusses life growing up in New York, attending college at Howard University in the 70s, and his writing career for Washington Afro American newspaper and Washington Star, and being the President of the Washington Association of Black Journalists. Glass recalls his introduction to The Davis Center and Ms. Beatrice Davis-Williams, and life as a parent of two students at The Davis Center. He also talks about being the PTA President at Whittier Elementary School, being a founding...
Dates: 2019-05-05

Ruffin/Jones Family Collection

Identifier: 145
Scope and Contents The Ruffin/Jones Family Collection contains photographs, cassette tapes with audio recordings of interviews, and printed material such as articles and publications, brochures and programs, school-related items, letters, and research files and notes pertaining to C. Bernard Ruffin, III and members of his family. The life and work of his aunt, Louise Jones Hubbard, is particularly well-documented; material related to her makes up a large portion of the collection. The collection is...
Dates: 1842 - 1999 (bulk 1920s - 1999); Majority of material found within 1920 - 1999

Saundra Sanders interview, 2018-08-12

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc013
Scope and Contents This oral history interview was conducted with Saundra Sanders by Kristin Adair in Washington, D.C. Saundra Sanders was born in 1962 in Washington, D.C. She talks about being raised at 19th and Maryland Ave NE. She gave birth to her only child, a son, just after her graduation from Dunbar Senior High School in 1980. She discusses how she became involved in drug use and criminal activity. In 1984, she was incarcerated for the first time, serving six years. She talks about how she came to...
Dates: 2018-08-12

Saving a Community's Recollections: Takoma Park Oral History Project

 Collection — External hard drive DIG_00006
Identifier: OHP021
Scope and Contents

In 2001 the Oral History Committee of Historic Takoma received a grant from Montgomery County's Historic Preservation Commission to conduct interviews with three longtime residents of Takoma Park, Maryland. Topics include public schools, World War II, architecture, real estate development, transportation, the African-American community, race relations, churches, and recreation in the neighborhood and metropolitan area. All interviews were conducted Eilene McGuckian.

Dates: 2001

Savoy Family Genealogical Collection

Identifier: 150
Scope and Contents This collection consists of genealogical information related to the Savoy family of Washington, DC, obtained from family members’ records and research. It documents members of the Savoy family born between the years of 1794 and 2009; however, most of the material and information within the collection pertains to Savoy family ancestors born between 1794 and 1912. The life of Edward Augustine Savoy (1855 - 1943) is particularly well-documented. The collection includes materials such as...
Dates: 1836-2013

Selections from the Damu Smith Papers

 Digital Collection
Identifier: dclp_116_Smith

Series 5: Mapping Segregation in Washington DC: School and Neighborhood Desegregation in Ward 4, 2017

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc005
Scope and Contents Mapping Segregation in Washington D.C.: School Integration 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 interviews Ward 4 residents that were among the first...
Dates: 2017

Series 8: Asbury United Methodist Church 2018 Oral History Project, 2018

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc008
Scope and Contents

Asbury United Methodist Church Oral History Project features interviews from members of Asbury United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. These episodes are drawn from oral histories of members of one of Washington’s historic Black churches. Asbury has been at the corner of 11th and K Streets Northwest since its founding in 1836. These church members share their personal experiences with Black history, national history and the history of the Washington, D.C., area.

Dates: 2018

Series 10: Oral History of DanceAfrica, D.C., 2018

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc010
Scope and Contents

The Oral History of DanceAfrica, D.C. contains six audio interviews conducted by Sarah Greenbaum and Jonathan Hsu in 2018. Indexes and transcripts are included for all interviews.

Dates: 2018

Series 11: Voices of The DC Fort Totten Storytellers Oral History Project, 2018

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc011
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

D.C. Oral History Collaborative (DCOHC) is a citywide initiative to train community members in oral history skills, fund new and ongoing oral history projects, connect volunteers with oral history projects, and publicize existing oral history collections. DCOHC is a project of DC Public Library, HumanitiesDC, and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. This collection contains oral history interviews, transcripts, and indexes produced by DCOHC grantees.

Dates: 2018