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Black persons

 Subject
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 235 Collections and/or Records:

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

 Series
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

 Series
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

Series 13: Women of the WIRE: Stories of D.C.’s Formerly Incarcerated Women, 2018

 Series
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc013
Scope and Contents The Women of the WIRE oral history project contain five video interviews conducted by Kristin Adain in 2018. Transcripts are included for all interviews.In Washington, D.C., only about five percent of those behind bars are women. But a substantial majority of these women are mothers, and many leave small children behind when they are sentenced to years or decades of incarceration. Women’s experiences of incarceration are dramatically different than those of men. Moreover, their...
Dates: 2018

Series 15: Asbury United Methodist Church Oral History Project, 2019

 Series
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc015
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: 2019

Series 18: The Davis Center Oral History Project, 2019

 Series
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc018
Scope and Contents The focus of this oral history project is, Ms. Beatrice Davis-Williams, who impacted her neighborhood, the arts, and D.C. positively for over 50 years through her community-focused center, The Davis Center. Since 1969, the Davis Center has provided dance instruction and arts-related education to Washington D.C. residents of all ages and diverse backgrounds. Narrators include Davis Center students, parents, community members and others whose lives have been influenced and enriched by Ms....
Dates: 2019

Series 20: Marshall Heights: Civic Mindedness and Engagement Incarnate, pre-DC Home Rule Oral History Interview, 2020

 Series
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc020
Scope and Contents This project tells the story of life in Marshall Heights by interviewing member of the neighborhood who shaped the community, as well as reflecting on other neighbors that were active in the development of the neighborhood. The Marshall Heights neighborhood became home to many heroic Black veterans returning from World War II, as well as Black masons and carpenters, who, through their hard work and ingenuity, carved out new paths for economic development for its residents. The Marshall...
Dates: 2020

Series 22: Flowers and Families: The Stories of the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 2019

 Series
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc022
Scope and Contents Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens initiated this oral history project to share the park’s history and its modern story. The project attempted to answer questions such as: What does the park mean to Ward 7 residents? What memories do Ward 7 residents have of it? How has it changed in the last few decades? How does it relate to a larger discussion of the significance of green spaces? The answers to these questions were meant to add to the established narrative of the park’s creation to...
Dates: 2019

Series 25: Voices of The D.C. Fort Totten Storytellers, 2019

 Series
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc025
Abstract

Voices of The D.C. Fort Totten Storytellers interviews Black residents who lived in Fort Totten in the 1950s, when families began to enjoy the equal opportunity of purchasing homes in the community developed by Morris Cafritz.

Dates: 2019

Series 26: From Pandemic to Protest: Black Bartenders in Washington, D.C., 2020

 Series
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc026
Abstract

From Pandemic to Protest: Black Bartenders in Washington, D.C. documents the experiences of bartenders in the Shaw neighborhood during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Narrators discuss the close-knit Black bartending community in D.C.; the impact of the Black Lives Matter and MeToo movements on the hospitality industry; the gentrification of the Shaw neighborhood; and the history of Black bartending.

Dates: 2020

Series 28: Over the River and Through the Woods, Longtime Residents and Parklands of Ward 8, 2020

 Series
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc028
Abstract

The forests in Ward 8 lack many of the features we expect of public parks and are sometimes seen as impassible. However, many older residents speak of how they once explored the woods, or of catching crayfish. Some even trapped small mammals. Some built fortresses or played tag among creaking tree trunks. This project collected the memories of Ward 8's people, its wild spaces and hiking trails.

Dates: 2020