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In 2012, Matthews Memorial Baptist Church (2616 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, SE Washington, DC 20032) received a DC Community Heritage Project grant from the Humanities Council of Washington, DC to support their efforts to collect, preserve, and digitize their congregation's historic records. In 2013, MMBC completed their donation of 11 oral history recording and 39 digital artifacts to the DC Digital Museum.
The materials submitted reveal an organization dedicated to passing on a preserved material record to future generations of congregants. The documents, photographs, furnishings, clothing, and other items submitted tell a story about the church, the Anacostia neighborhood, and most importantly, the human interactions inspired by religious worship.
This exhibit was created to help visitors gain a sense of narrative structure from the collection.
Flaxie Madison Pinkett was an activist, a social entrepreneur, and a dynamic African-American woman. She inherited John R. Pinkett Inc; the first insurance and real estate firm in Washington, D.C. that was fully owned and operated by an African-American.
It was quite unusual for an African-American woman to direct a major corporation in the 1950's, but Pinkett helmed her father's corporation for 49 years. She overcame obstacles in the form of racial and gender discrimination and served as a role model to her family and the D.C. community. This online exhibition provides a brief glimpse into Pinkett's remarkable life and will encourage you to discover more about her work.