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Black persons

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 232 Collections and/or Records:

Thomas Stanley interview, 2021-06-20

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc031_10.wav
Abstract Thomas Stanley talks about being born in Cincinnati, Ohio and moving to Washington, D.C. during a tense political climate and personal challenges, dealing with racial bullying in middle school. Thomas studies psychology at Brown University, where he is first introduced to Sun Ra, whose work he will study in the future closely and write an important manuscript about. After meeting his future wife, Thomas leaves the DMV area and travels across the country to Wisconsin, where he established the...
Dates: 2021-06-20

Theresa Trainor Research Collection

Identifier: 186
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the research and writings about Theresa Trainor’s projects in the Southwest neighborhood completed as a part of her studies at American University. There are research papers, research files, interviews, transcripts, audio, and video cassettes. Materials document Southwest before urban renewal transformed the neighborhood. Many of the materials document the Willow Tree playground football team and its alumni.

Dates: 1911 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1992 - 1994

U Street Oral History Project - D.C.'s Cultural Corridor

 Digital Collection
Identifier: dcpl_ohp026
Dates: 2014

Vanella Crawford interview, 2018-07-11

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc006_04.wav
Scope and Contents Vanella Crawford, a native of Washington, D.C., discusses her family history, living in public housing before moving to the Columbia Height neighborhood, attending Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee and then enrolling in the first class at Federal City College (now the University of the District of Columbia), her awakening the the catholic faith and political awareness, traveling to Europe and Africa as part of Experiments in International Living program, her family's concerns about...
Dates: 2018-07-11

Wes Morrison interview, 2022-12-28

Identifier: rwhc_ohp_2022_009.wav
Abstract In this oral history interview, Mr. Wes Morrison discusses his life and experiences moving from Durham, North Carolina, to Washington, D.C., in 1959. The interview begins with a discussion of Mr. Morrison’s early life in Durham. Mr. Morrison talks about his grandmother and aunt, who raised him, and the Brookstown community in which they lived. He also shares memories of his upbringing and educational experiences in Durham and discusses racial segregation and race relations in the city. Mr....
Dates: Other: 2022-12-28

Wilhelmina Goff interview, 2021-06-05

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc034_01.wav
Abstract Wilhelmina Goff describes growing up in segregated Columbia, South Carolina, where her father became one of the first Black men to register to vote. After experiencing segregation on buses in Columbia, she becomes involved in the Morgan State College student sit-in movement that desegregated stores, lunch counters and a movie theater in Baltimore. She starts her career as an educator in Ohio, where she also served as the Midwest regional director of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She...
Dates: 2021-06-05

Wilson, J. Finley

 Unprocessed Material — Box 1
Identifier: 2020-012
Dates: 1930-1950

Women in the Life

 Digital Collection
Identifier: dcpl_witla
Dates: 1993 - 2003

H.D. Woodson and Metropolitan A.M.E. Church Collection

Identifier: 093
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials found in the former home of Howard D. Woodson, including personal documents from his time in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and items from when he served as the superintendent of Sunday school at the Metropolitan A. M. E. Church in Washington, D.C. Example materials include a commencement program, treasurer reports, a tax levy, monthly reports, class lists, teaching aides, annual reports, construction quotes and contracts, invoices, and speeches.

Dates: 1852-1913

Minnie S. Woodson Family Genealogical Collection

Identifier: 091
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials collected by Minnie S. Woodson while researching the history of the Woodson family, including items such as clippings, census records, family trees, articles, photographs, correspondence, and newsletters. Of particular interest is information regarding the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society newsletter.

Dates: 1842-1994