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  • Collection: DC Community Heritage Project 2018

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During 1968, the Poor People's campaign gathered at the National Mall to create Resurrection City, an encampment which lasted for forty days. Their goal was to raise awareness of the unfair wealth distribution within the United States.
As a part…

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Alumni of Woodrow Wilson High School were brought together in a panel to discuss their experience going to high school in the sixties, a time of strong political activism and change. Being one of the first desegregated schools in the DC area, many…

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This short documentary utilizes oral recounts to describe the specific impact that Martin Luther King Jr.'s death had on Shaw, a neighborhood within Washington, DC. The video utilizes photographs and videos to supplement the information given. This…

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A wave of unrest swept the U.S. nation when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968. Utilizing a unique visual story, this video compilates the work of six different photographers who were active during a time of great political change in…

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Small businesses have continuously uplifted the historically black community of Deanwood. Alice Chandler and Deborah Jones detail the rich history of small black and Jewish-owned businesses in Deanwood after 1968, a year of sociopolitical upheaval…

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This documentary outlines the dancing show "Teenarama", which ran from 1963-1970. Black teenagers were able to dance on television, which provided positive, well-mannered, and fun-loving examples of African-American people. Dancers from "Teenarama"…
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