dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
22 October 1968 & african heritage dancers and drummers @new thing

22 October 1968 & african heritage dancers and drummers @new thing

#OTD 22 October 1968 The African Heritage Dancers and Drummers were the featured performers at the New Thing’s weekly concert series at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church (Connecticut Ave & Bancroft Pl NW).

Melvin Deal, founder of the African Heritage Dancers and Drummers, worked directly with the New Thing Art & Architecture Center, offering dancing and drumming classes at one of its sites in Adams Morgan.

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Your comments are welcome below. Did you, a family member or neighbor dance or drum with the African Heritage Dancers and Drummers? Did you attend the concert? Do you have photographs? Did you know Melvin Deal in 1968? Did you take dance and drum classes at the studio in Adams Morgan? Do you have photographs, ephemera and costumes? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: DC Public Library Special Collections. Melvin Deal Bio Photo File. Julia Gaines, photographer. c1980.

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23 october 1968 & be think act do be black

23 october 1968 & be think act do be black

21 october 1968 & roberta flack benefit concert @arena stage for sclc

21 october 1968 & roberta flack benefit concert @arena stage for sclc