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Larry Anderson oral history (short clip)

Mr. Larry Anderson was born on an Air Force base in New Mexico. His father was an Army sergeant. They moved to Turkey and then to Seattle, WA. Sometime between 1964 and 1966, they moved to Arthur Capper. His mother had been raised in Southwest DC,…

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Originally built in 1887, the Giddings School was enlarged by a major addition in 1934. The addition included 12 classrooms and an auditorium and was built in the Colonial Revival style.

The J.R. Giddings school is considered a historically…

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Redds was once a member of Rare Essence in their early days before going solo with his group Redds and the Boyz. He was the Funkiest guitarist I had ever heard .I believe this was actually around 1982 at the Atlas Theatre on H st NE. D.C. It’s Redds…

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Garfield Park has been a Capital Landmark since 1791. It is also were we used to play basketball under the bridge.We still use the park today for horseshoe pitching every Friday in the summer time. It is also were we have our annual Arther Capper…

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Randall Junior High School is an historic building at 65 I Street, Southwest, Washington, D.C.The 80,000 s.f. middle school closed in 1978.

It served as a homeless shelter until 2004, and as artist's studios, the Millenium Arts Center.

In 2006,…

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Joe's Store or 3rd and K Market was one of the Icon at Arthur Cappers. It was the store everyone frequent when they did not go to the Safeway. At night it was a place were all the singers in the neighborhood would meet up and do-whoop until the late…

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Located at 401 I Street SE, Saint Paul African Union Methodist Protestant Church is one of the few surviving buildings from the predominantly African-American community that developed in the industrial area between Capitol Hill and the Washington…
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