dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
23 december 1968 glee club @gibbs es

23 december 1968 glee club @gibbs es

#OTD-ish 23 December 1968 The Gibbs ES Glee Club performs.

The photograph caption states:

”Mrs. Rothel Carter directs the Glee Club from the auditorium after musical selections.”

Your comments are welcome below. Did you, family members or neighbors attend Gibbs? Were you in the glee club? Did you perform at this program? Are you in the photograph? Do you recognize the students in the photograph? What about the podium guests? Do you remember Mrs. Rothel Carter? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy Charles Sumner Museum & Archives, Gibbs Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association Record Book, 1967-1968-1969. Photographer unknown. I forgot to note who created the record books. stay tuned!

I thank Kimberly Springle, Executive Direction of the Sumner Museum, for sharing the record books with me. I also thank the former business manager at Gibbs who found the record books at the school, saved them and then gave them to Springle when she visited the school to collect materials before the school was closed. It makes me wonder what has been lost as the DC government has systematically closed and demolished public schools.

Don’t miss the shoes!

24 december 1968 #techtuesday & mckinley students protest racism @washington post

24 december 1968 #techtuesday & mckinley students protest racism @washington post

22 december 1968 & piñata fun @gibbs es

22 december 1968 & piñata fun @gibbs es