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Black persons

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 233 Collections and/or Records:


 Digital Collection
Identifier: dcpl_blacklight

Bobbie Coles interview, 2017-04-22

Identifier: dcpl_220_001_01.mp3

In this interview, Kyle-Coles discusses her move to Washington D.C.; the harassment and threat of violence directed at her family as one of the first Black households in their neighborhood; her experiences in the D.C. public schools before and after legal desegregation; working in D.C.; and other topics related to her family’s experiences in D.C. and in Alabama.

Dates: Other: 2017-04-22

Bobby Hill interview, 2021-06-05

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc031_01.wav
Abstract Bobby Hill talks about being born in Washington, D.C. when the city was predominantly Black. He went to school in Powell Elementary and was interested in basketball and athletics at large. While in St. Mary’s College studying business, he starts to DJ for the student station. After graduating college, Bobby returns to D.C. and starts to go to many jazz events at DC Space, Bohemian Caverns, and other D.C. venues. He soon lands a gig helping at the famous WPFW Jazz and Justice station and this...
Dates: 2021-06-05

Bobby Jean 'BJ' Wills interview, 2019-07-12

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc019
Scope and Contents

Bobby Jean 'BJ' Wills describes her early life, schooling, education, career, family and her experience as a resident of the Barry Farm Housing project Bobbie Jean 'BJ' Wills is a D.C. native, she is a mother and grandmother, now retired BJ's faith and family keep her going, she continues to reside in southeast D.C. after being displaced from Barry Farm.

Dates: 2019-07-12

Frank E. Braxton Collection

Identifier: 146
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of materials collected by Frank E. Braxton, Sr. Materials include clippings, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, and 3D materials including license plates and campaign buttons.

Dates: 1900-1918; 1944-2012; undated

Brigadier General Audrey Drake interview, 2018-06-16

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc_008_03
Scope and Contents

Brigadier General Audrey Drake describes her experiences at Asbury United Methodist Church how the church fits into Washington, D.C. history, her work as the deputy chief nursing officer in the Office of Nursing Services of the Department of Veterans Affairs in DC, and her role in the D.C. Army National Guard.

Dates: 2018-06-16

Josephine Butler Papers

Identifier: 134
Abstract Josephine Butler co-founded the D.C. Statehood Movement with Julius Hobson. She was a staunch proponent of city parks and recreation places for families, children and communities throughout the city. Butler’s work led to the desegregation of city schools, establishment of safe spaces for children, and the development health care reform. The Josephine Butler Papers document Butler's career as a community activist and contain subject files on organizations she was involved with and causes she...
Dates: 1965-2006

Beatrice Murphy Campbell Papers

Identifier: 123
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Beatrice Murphy Campbell’s biographical information; correspondence; photographs; documents related to her community involvement and service with organizations and government agencies; and speeches and testimonies. The collection is divided into eight series: 1. Biographical, 2. Correspondence, 3. Organizations, 4. Speeches and testimony, 5. Clippings and newsletters, 6. Awards, 7. Miscellaneous, and 8. Photographs. Series 3 is divided into four sub-series: 1....
Dates: 1979-1989, undated

Cardell Richardson, Sr. interview part 1, 2018-07-07

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc_008_04
Scope and Contents In this interview, Cardell K. Richardson, Sr. discusses his focused and intentional path in search of respect and success while "putting God first". This is a path that took him to McKinley Technical High School in D.C. after discovering an affinity and aptitude for mechanical drawing, to Howard University's School of Architecture, to the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, from which he retired in 2003 after 26 years of service. His post-military career took a different turn than...
Dates: Other: 2018-07-07