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In this episode of the University of the District of Columbia's "Books" television program, Humanities Council Executive Director Joy Ford Austin discusses the Big Read and Ernest Gaines's novel, "A Lesson Before Dying" with the show's host and a…

In 2010, the Humanities Council of Washington, DC sponsored a public screening of the film, "Crips and Bloods: Made in America", as part of a series on Juvenile Justice related to that year's Big Read novel. Following the screening, the Council held…

Front Cover of a Corporate Booklet about the John R. Pinkett real estate and insurance corporation.

In this image, Flaxie Pinkett is seated outdoors. She is in her mid-30's during the height of her career as a real estate entrepreneur in Washington, DC.

An image of Flaxie Pinkett in her mid-30's, during the height of her career in Washington, DC.

Video of a class of school children participating in a presentation of Living History at The ARC Theater. The video shows an animatronic Frederick Douglass narrating his life for the students and answering questions. In 2008, The ARC Theater received…

This narrated slide show documents a 2008 ECAC program that engaged 130 DC (Pleasant Plains) children aged 5-12 in their neighborhood history through storytelling, games, and an art project. The goal was to help children develop an appreciation for…

This pamphlet outlines the cultural influence of Washington, DC's Chinatown as of 2009. Its tri-fold map features numerous Chinese owned businesses and residential structures such as the Wah Luck House, and the document also contains a brief…

The 2009 Soul of the City class visited several DC neighborhoods including Georgetown, Anacostia, Capitol Hill, and Chinatown, and produced a documentary film based on their experience. The film includes oral history interviews and footage of the…

In 2008, the Takoma Theatre Conservancy conducted several interviews with individuals connected to the theatre and the surrounding community. The interviews were part of a larger goal to compile a community history of the Takoma neighborhood, and to…

In 2008, the Takoma Theatre Conservancy conducted several interviews with individuals connected to the theatre and the surrounding community. The interviews were part of a larger goal to compile a community history of the Takoma neighborhood, and to…

In 2008, the Takoma Theatre Conservancy conducted several interviews with individuals connected to the theatre and the surrounding community. The interviews were part of a larger goal to compile a community history of the Takoma neighborhood, and to…

American Women's Resource Center interview with Thelma Fagin-Hyman and Thelma Dale Perkins who are in their senior years engage in a lively conversation about their family background, experience of segregation, and the importance of their enrollment…

In the early 1990's the Humanities Council of Washington, DC produced the Urban Odyssey series of documentaries. The installments tell the stories of historic local figures in their own words. In this episode Isaac Franck, a noted Jewish Civil Rights…

This documentary, funded in part by the Humanities Councils of West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, traces the history and the geography of the Potomac River. The film details the life and cultures of many people including…

The Langston Terrace Dwellings, twenty-five blocks from the Capitol, was the first federally funded housing project in 1937. Project architect Hilyard Robinson was determined to create a decent, attractive development enhanced by natural materials…

This Academy Award-winning documentary captures the artistic and cultural contributions of the stone carvers who worked for decades to complete the Washington National Cathedral. Through a series of informal and formal oral history interviews, the…
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