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2017 Images

Object Details

Scope and Contents
This series include portraits from various communities. There are portraits of Wanda Henderson of Wanda's on Seventh Hair Salon near Howard University in Washington, DC. Her hair salon has been a fixture in the Shaw neighborhood for over thirty years. Other portraits include parishioners at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Easter Sunday. Also included, are portraits of worshippers at Masjid Muhammad mosque in DC. In addition, there are photographs of Walter Pierce Cemetery Commemoration, a recognition of a historic African American and Quaker burial ground located underneath Walter Pierce Park in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. Additionally, this series contains demolition shots of old homes on Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE, and houses along Maple View Place SE. A housing protest organized by the National Alliance of Human and Urban Development Tenants, EmpowerDC, National Coalition for the Homeless, We Are Family DC, Positive Force DC, People's Budget Campaign, and the Coalition for Human Needs are present in this group, as well as various public spaces documented for the museum's "A Right to the City" exhibition. Also documented also is an annual Good Friday procession hosted by Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Archival materials
Religious institutions
Catholic Church
Urban Development
Urban renewal
Portraits, Family
Religious observances on public property
Washington (D.C.)
Adams Morgan (Washington, D.C.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Collection Rights
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation
Community Documentation Photographs, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
ACMA.CDC.1, Series 8
Annual Chinatown Parade around Gallery Place Chinatown in Washington, DC
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