dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
23 november 1968 & fourth anniversary concert for act @wust music hall

23 november 1968 & fourth anniversary concert for act @wust music hall

#OTD 23 November 1968 Four years ago, on 23 November 1964, ACT (Associated Communities Team), “The Organization of the Militants,” co-founded by Julius Hobson, held a concert at the WUST Music Hall (9th & V Sts NW). The concert was titled, “IIII ACTS for ACT.”

The four acts were:

Jazz Workshop 5
Gaston Neal
The Jazz Notes
John Blair

Admission was $1.50 Tickets could be purchased at WUST or at the ACT office, 803 Florida Ave, NW.

Your comments are welcome below. Did you, family members or neighbors attend this concert? Do you remember these artists? Were you a member of ACT? Did you create this flyer? Do you remember WUST? Did you work there? What other events do you remember going to at WUST? Do you have photographs of the WUST? Ephemera from WUST? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy DC Public Library Special Collections, 23 November 1964.
In 1970, Donald Cox, a member of the Black Panther Party, spoke at WUST. Do you remember that event?

24 November 1968 & lanita proctor, ward 6 school board candidate

24 November 1968 & lanita proctor, ward 6 school board candidate

22 november 1968 &  customer looks for xmas card

22 november 1968 & customer looks for xmas card