Marya Annette McQuirter, PhD, the curator of #dc1968, is a native Washingtonian, a current resident, a graduate of H.D. Woodson High School and a local historian.
#dc1968 is a curated project commemorating the upcoming 50th anniversary of 1968 in Washington, DC, in 2018. The goal of the project is to move beyond the hyper focus on “the riots” and to highlight and amplify the full range of individuals, organizations, events and ideas that made 1968 such a momentous year in Washington, DC. The goal will be achieved by exploring the city's activism, arts, music, culture, history, politics, sports, fashion, architecture and more. There will be new content featured on every single day in 2018.
How will we get this content? through crowdsourcing! We invite Washingtonians and others to share their memories. Do you have photographs, yearbooks, t-shirts, letters, fliers, posters from 1968? You can share and upload here.
Do you remember attending the Jimi Hendrix concert at the Omni Shoreham on 10 March? Were you part of the inaugural class of the Workshops for Careers in the Arts? Did you go to an NSO concert and hear Ann Hobson, the harpist? Were you one of the high school students who participated in the strike against the Vietnam War on 26 April? If so, please share your memories.
You can contact Marya here.