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An audio documentary in which Donelle Boose interviews two DC based Hip Hop artists about their lives in and around Washington, DC. The artists, Head Roc and Uptown XO, discuss growing up in the city and in its surrounding suburbs, and how the…

Soul of the City was first offered through the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. in 2005. Students discuss and share their personal experience with discrimination and explore the history of desegregation at John Philip Sousa Junior High School.…

This film documents the 2010 Soul of the City program during which participants learned about the Vietnamese, Ethiopian, and Salvadoran communities in Washington, DC. The students used a performance style called "Playback Theater" to help them…

This "zine" is a collection of 9 oral history excerpts celebrating the advancement of Washington, DC's LGBTQ community in the 30 years spanning 1980-2010. The interviewees include: Bishop Rainey Cheeks, Tiik Pollet, Regie Cabico, Alex Wilson, Jose…

As part of the 2010 Big Read, the Humanities Council of Washington, DC organized a discussion panel that included Dwayne R. Betts, Shani O'Neal, and David Muhammad. The public portion of the discussion became heated when comments came out about…

The 2010 Terrell Forensic Challenge saw DC area high school and university students debating the merits and limitations of vocation and college preparatory study for African-American youth. The classic question reflects the ideologies of Booker T.…

This collection of 89 images documents a program that brought the Washington National Opera into Ward 7 classrooms.

The collection includes both performer and audience images.

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…

The film depicts the 2008 DC Community Heritage Project grantee showcase. The event featured keynote speakers Brian Joyner, David Maloney, Joy Ford Austin, and Patsy Fletcher, and showcased several DCCHP projects from the 2008 grant cycle.

This film, a history of Washington, DC's 12th Street YMCA, was produced by junior high school students participating in the Anthony Bowen YMCA's after school program. The YMCA group collaborated with the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's outreach…

Kids Point of View was a news show produced by children for youth audiences. This episode was on an educational archaeological dig funded by the Humanities Council, and undertaken by students at Ross Elementary School, a public school in Washington,…
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