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Inauguration of Washington, D.C. Mayor and City Council

Object Details

WTOP-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
WMAL-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
Scope and Contents
At the district building in Washington, D.C., John Duncan - former commissioner - recognizes services of those who previously served on the city council. James Lynn - secretary of Housing and Urban Development (H.U.D.) - delivers statement regarding the significance of D.C. home rule. Swearing in of city council members, including Marion S. Barry, Julius W. Hobson, Sr., Rev. Douglas E. Moore, Jerry E. Moore, Jr., David A. Clarke, James L. Coates, Arrington Dixon, Willie J. Hardy, Polly Shackleton, William Spaulding, John A. Wilson, and Nadine Winter. Swearing in of and remarks by City Council Chairman Sterling Tucker. Swearing in of and remarks by Mayor Walter E. Washington, the first elected mayor of Washington, D.C. Television spokespeople talk about the accomplishments of each city council member during their swearing in.
Inauguration ceremony. Part of Broadcast Programs. Dated 19750102.
1 Video recording (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Archival materials
Video recordings
Politics and government
Rites and ceremonies
Home rule
Municipal home rule
African Americans
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Inauguration of Washington, D.C. Mayor and City Council, Record Group 09-037, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
ACMA.09-037, Item ACMA AV000818
Title transcribed from physical asset.
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