Sherman Mills,Oral History


Sherman Mills,Oral History


Sherman Mills,Oral History


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Mr. Sherman Mills was born on February 9, 1956. His family lived at 118 North Carolina Ave, SE. His family included his parents, two brothers, and one sister. His family then moved to the Ellen Wilson public housing project at 624 I St, SE. The construction of the SE freeway led to the demolition of at least six buildings at Ellen Wilson. His family was moved to Arthur Capper, specifically to 1009 3rd St, SE, the corner house at 3rd and K St, SE. He was about 11 or 12 years old. He attended Lennox Elementary, Randall Junior High, and Western Senior High. Around 1976 or 1977, when he was about 20 years old, he and his family moved out of Arthur Capper. He had his first job, at Howard University. They moved to Oxford Manor in Anacostia. Later, he and Leon Pullem had their own apartment in the same complex. His sister Karen became the pastor of the community church, St. Paul’s AUMP Church on 4th and I St, SE. In the oral history, Mr. Mills talks much about sports and about music. He later became a DJ. The PDF link contains detailed information about the oral history, which can be read by clicking on the link or scrolling to the bottom of this page.


Johanna Blockman


From: Sherman Mills




Johanna Blockman, “Sherman Mills,Oral History,” Arthur Capper, accessed January 26, 2021,