dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
31 jan 1968 & dc teachers college

31 jan 1968 & dc teachers college

#OTD-ish Wednesday 31 January 1968 James Wilson, Morrisanne Jenkins and Ronald Pynell (above from left to right), students at DC Teachers College (2565 Georgia Avenue, NW), attended a concert at Constitution Hall (1776 D Street, NW). The faculty at DCTC wanted to instill in students a love for music. They fostered this by encouraging students to go to concerts and building it into the curriculum through a Music Appreciation class.

Perhaps they attended the National Symphony Orchestra's sold out concert featuring David Oistrakh, a violinist and violist from the Ukraine. The NSO was in residence at Constitution Hall.

Please comment below. Were you a student at DC Teachers College? Do you remember WIlson, Jenkins and Pynell? Did you teach there? Do you remember going to concerts at Constitution Hall? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy Moorland Spingarn Research Center, Howard University. Youth Pride Papers, Box 1, Folder 66 Brochures. DC Teachers College Collegeable Program brochure, February 1968. photographer unknown.

Constitution Hall advertisement, Evening Star 31 January 1968.

1 feb 1968 & associated publishers/asnlh

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