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This documentary delves into the history of the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association. Utilizing oral history, historical documents, photographs, and intensive research, the film also discusses little-known facts about Frederick…

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Young adults from Benning Park in Washington, DC conduct interviews with elders from their area, asking them about their experiences growing up in the nation's capitol.

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YWCA is a housing unit that provides inclusive, affordable housing, especially to African American women. This article details the oral histories of past residents, current board members, community partners, and more.

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These two oral histories document the history of food systems and agriculture in Washington DC, according to personal accounts from Dennis Chestnut and Bo Luther.

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In three separate interviews, oral history is taken from war veterans, Anthony Hollis, Dr. James Jones, and John Hicks. Work is put into uncovering the vastly understudied stories of African American military veterans.

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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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A video of the history of Full Gospel Tabernacle Church. This video features a footage of a October 17th community block party in which a woman reads church history and another offers a spoken word performance. It also includes short edited clips of…

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Dr. Elizabeth Clark-Lewis delivers an introductory, biographical lecture for the 42nd Annual DC Historical Studies Conference on the late Prof. Letitia Woods Brown for the occasion of the scholar's 100th birthday. Clark-Lewis describes how Woods…

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This interview with Nicole Bernice Tyndale Thomas was recorded at the Southeast Veterans' Services Center in Washington, DC.

Thomas joined the United States Air Force in February of 1977 with hopes of becoming a flight nurse aboard a hospital…

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This interview with James Morris was recorded at the Southeast Veterans' Services Center in Washington, DC.

Morris, a veteran of the United States Air Force, was stationed in Thailand during the Vietnam War. During his time there, four U.S.…

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This interview with Regina Paige Prince was recorded at the Southeast Veterans' Services Center in Washington, DC.

Prince enlisted in the United States Army on 30 September 1985, joining B Company Bravo 62, also known as Brick City. Born and…

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This interview with Johnnie Paul Jones was recorded at the Southeast Veterans' Services Center in Washington, DC.

Jones entered the United States Army just as the War in Vietnam was coming to a close. He served in Korea and Germany, before he was…

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This interview with Robert Martell Hill was recorded at the Southeast Veterans' Services Center in Washington, DC.

Hill entered the Navy on December 4, 1995 in Great Lakes, Illinois. He completed his boot camp that winter in -72 degree…

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This interview with David Hickman was recorded at the Southeast Veterans' Services Center in Washington, DC.

Raised in Washington, DC, Hickman served in the United States Marines during the Vietnam War, and was in Vietnam as the U.S. Embassy…

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Miriam Rivkin was a Women's Auxiliary Air Corps recruit in 1943. Rivkin was born on July 22, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served in the military for two years where she worked as a photographer in India.

Here Rivkin talks about her experiences at…

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Roger Polhemus was born on November 14, 1926, and served in the United States Army for 20 years attaining the rank of Sergeant 1st Class. On October 5, 2014, at a Your DC Digital Museum event held at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington,…

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The Neighborhood Farm Initiative interviewed members of Washington, DC's growing urban agriculture community to document the history of growing food in the city.

Nash-Hubbard grew up gardening at Fort Dupont Park in Washington, DC. She learned the…

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The Neighborhood Farm Initiative interviewed members of Washington, DC's growing urban agriculture community to document the history of growing food in the city.

Tony Senerchia grew up in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC where both of…

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The Neighborhood Farm Initiative interviewed members of Washington, DC's growing urban agriculture community to document the history of growing food in the city.

Siedel grew up in New York City in the 1930s, and began her career in the United…

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The Neighborhood Farm Initiative interviewed members of Washington, DC's growing urban agriculture community to document the history of growing food in the city.

Brandenburg was born in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC in 1950, but he…

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The Neighborhood Farm Initiative interviewed members of Washington, DC's growing urban agriculture community to document the history of growing food in the city.

Womack was born in Halifax, VA, a town, historically known for tobacco production,…

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The Neighborhood Farm Initiative interviewed members of Washington, DC's growing urban agriculture community to document the history of growing food in the city.

Pittman was born in Little Rock, AR, but his family moved to the Truxton…

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The Neighborhood Farm Initiative interviewed members of Washington, DC's growing urban agriculture community to document the history of growing food in the city.

Baumgartner was raised in Elkton, KY where his family owned a tobacco farm.…

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The Neighborhood Farm Initiative interviewed members of Washington, DC's growing urban agriculture community to document the history of growing food in the city.

Lovos was born in El Salvador on a farm where he worked with his family for most of…

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The Neighborhood Farm Initiative interviewed members of Washington, DC's growing urban agriculture community to document the history of growing food in the city.

Ken LePoer and his wife Barbara LePoer started as urban farmers after they took a…
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