Oral Histories (Transcripts)
     The foundation of Moorland's Oral History Department is the Ralph J. Bunche Oral History Collection which contains more than 700 tapes and television transcripts documenting the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Some of the interviews contain rich background information on early Washington and local involvement in the movement. Other collections with information of interest to scholars of Washington, DC Black culture and history are the memoirs of Howard University staff, faculty, and alumni which provide documentation concerning the history and development of the University; recollections of World War II veterans of the 366th Infantry Regiment and of Tuskegee Airmen who served in segregated units in Italy document the Black military history of the United States, including locals Benjamin O. Davis, Sr.; interviews with members of the Black Press, including locals Art Carter and photographer Matthew Lewis; and an interview with Julia A. Smith in the Black Women's Oral History Project collection.

Black Georgetown Remembered: A history of its Black community
     from the founding of "The Town of George" in 1751 to the 
     present day. Produced by Kathleen M. Lesko. 30 minutes.
     George Washington University, Washington, DC, 1989,

Duke Ellington's Washington. Produced by Hedrick Smith and
     Stanley Nelson. 60 minutes. Hedrick Smith Productions, 
     Bethesda, MD, 1999, videocassette.

7th and T: The Story of the Howard Theater. Producer by Jay 
     Barchas and David C. Herman. 45 minutes. Telescope
     Productions, Silver Spring, MD, 1987, videocassette.

The 'Y' Guys: The Story of the First African American YMCA in 
     the Nation
. Produced by Marie K. Moll. 30 minutes. Woolly
     Mammoth Theater Company, Washington, DC, 1996,


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