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  • Collection: DC Community Heritage Project 2011

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Students at John Eaton Elementary school conducted a historical study of their school and its neighborhood that included oral history interviews, archival research, and an investigation of historic architecture. The instructors who developed the…

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This film was produced by high school and middle school participants of I SAW! The Experience of Learning in DC's Living Images Beneath My World Summer program in 2011. The students filmed their National Park Service Ranger-led tour of Georgetown,…

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This digital history project produced by Kim Roberts and Dan Vera documents the homes and lives of well 100 writers who have lived in Washington, DC. The website allows the entries to be sorted geographically, by genre, by date, and by subject…

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This book expands upon Women of the Dove's effort, begun in 2009, to document the history of Washington, DC's public and public charter schools and their namesakes. This edition adds 55 new school histories with a heavy focus on public charter…

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The Anacostia Bicyclists' Association organized this history tour to encourage young people to explore the sites of interest within their own neighborhoods. The ABA provides bike safety training, and the tour was meant to give more people a reason to…

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This pamphlet, produced in honor of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop's 40th Anniversary, explores the history of the organization through oral history interviews with past and present members. Click here to view the pamphlet.

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The third edition of this annual tour of Deanwood churches, businesses, and historic locations adds five new church buildings to the booklet, four of which are highlighted in the project's accompanying documentary film. Click here to access the full…

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This film from producer Ronald Smokey Stevens provides a survey of LeDroit Park from its founding in 1873 through generations of change and demographic shift to the neighborhood's current successes and challenges. The narration highlights many of…

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This lesson plan introduces students to archival and oral history research as they work to uncover the history of their school. The plan is based on a project conducted by John Eaton Elementary School for the institution's Centennial Anniversary…

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This film is comprised primarily of clips from a video oral history with John H. Pinkard, Jr., one of the founders of the FotoCraft Camera Club. The group was founded in 1937, and met at the Anthony Bowen YMCA in Washington, DC. The film also…

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This brief film accompanied Deanwood Heights Mainstreets' 3rd Annual Historic Church Tour of Deanwood. The 2011 tour added five new churches to the route, four of which were discussed in the film. The narration and several of the church leaders…

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This documentary film uses oral history to examine the lives of African-American Muslim women in Washington, DC primarily during the 1940's and 50's.

The narrators discuss the Muslim faith, black history in the United States, the transition from…
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