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Black persons

 Subject
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 235 Collections and/or Records:

Damu Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 116
Scope and Contents

The Damu Smith papers document Smiths' involvement in activism and community organizations. Among the records are biographical material, notes, photographs, audiocassette tapes, and research files. The research files cover Angola, South Africa, Korea, Iraq, the environment, and organizations such as the French Street Umoja Connection, Louisiana Cancer Alley, and the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.

Dates: 1990-1994
South of U Oral History Project - Life, Riots, and Renewal in Shaw in Dig DC
South of U Oral History Project - Life, Ri...

Steve Nelson interview, 2017-07-12

 Item
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc005
Scope and Contents

In this interview, Steve Nelson discusses how his family saved money to purchase a house in Riggs Park during the period of white flight from the neighborhood. Nelson recalls his experiences in the DC Public School system, including at LaSalle Elementary and Bell Vocational High School. Nelson also recounts a crime resulting in the death of his brother, and discusses how Riggs Park continues to evolve.

Dates: 2017-07-12

Sylvia Soumah interview, 2018-05-18

 File
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc010
Scope and Contents In this oral history Sylvia Soumah reflects on her young life growing up in a Cincinnati, Ohio housing project, falling in love with dance, and building her career in dance in Washington, D.C. In Cincinnati she attended a performing arts high school, upon graduation she worked at a German restaurant, until, at age 20, she left for Washington D.C. While waitressing in Adams Morgan, she began dancing, initially dancing mostly modern and jazz. She talks about discovering African styles of dance...
Dates: 2018-05-18

Tanisha Murden interview, 2018-01-20

 File
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc013
Scope and Contents This oral history interview was conducted with Tanisha Murden by Kristin Adair in Washington, D.C. Tanisha Murden was born in 1989 in Washington, D.C. She talks about being raised in an unstable household in Southeast D.C. Her relationships strained with both of her parents, she ran away, got involved in the streets, and was in and out of group homes, juvenile facilities, psychiatric institutions, and foster care for much of her childhood. She describes at the age of 18, getting arrested for...
Dates: 2018-01-20

Tayo Agyemang interview, 2019-07-30

 File
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc022
Scope and Contents

Tayo Agyemang discusses her youth and the sources of her passions for music, environmental stewardship, community, and family.

Dates: 2019-07-30

The Honorable Robert Mallett interview part 1, 2019-05-30

 File
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc015
Scope and Contents Robert Mallett discusses his life in Texas, Washington, D.C., and Virginia; his involvement with Asbury United Methodist Church and ideas for sustaining the life and outreach of the church; his love of art and history as a collector; his affection for Morehouse College and the financial challenges he overcame to attend the school; his observations on the history of gentrification in Washington; lessons learned in D.C. government; working for Senator Lloyd Bentsen before and during the 1988...
Dates: 2019-05-30

The Honorable Robert Mallett interview part 2, 2019-05-30

 File
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc015
Scope and Contents Robert Mallett discusses his life in Texas, Washington, D.C., and Virginia; his involvement with Asbury United Methodist Church and ideas for sustaining the life and outreach of the church; his love of art and history as a collector; his affection for Morehouse College and the financial challenges he overcame to attend the school; his observations on the history of gentrification in Washington; lessons learned in D.C. government; working for Senator Lloyd Bentsen before and during the 1988...
Dates: 2019-05-30

The Honorable Robert Mallett interview part 3, 2019-05-30

 File
Identifier: dcpl_dcohc015
Scope and Contents Robert Mallett discusses his life in Texas, Washington, D.C., and Virginia; his involvement with Asbury United Methodist Church and ideas for sustaining the life and outreach of the church; his love of art and history as a collector; his affection for Morehouse College and the financial challenges he overcame to attend the school; his observations on the history of gentrification in Washington; lessons learned in D.C. government; working for Senator Lloyd Bentsen before and during the 1988...
Dates: 2019-05-30