This video interview with Lauretta Jackson was recorded in three parts by the Robert and Mary Church Terrell House and LeDroit Park Museum. Ms. Jackson recounts the history of LeDroit Park throughout the time of her occupation there including: her memories, the architectural history, and the biographical histories of her neighbors. The interview represents the product for the above organization's 2007 DC Community Heritage Project Grant, and is on 3 DVDs.
As part of the 2010 Big Read, the Humanities Council of Washington, DC invited teachers, literacy advocates, and community volunteers to share inspiring stories about the work they do in the District and its connection to key themes in Ernest Gaines novel, A Lesson Before Dying.
Persistent urban re-development and an increasingly mobile population have proven to be constant threats to community cohesiveness and shared cultural heritage. The DC Community Heritage Project puts the power of community history where it belongs in the hands of residents.