dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
25 december 1968 & children open presents on xmas morning

25 december 1968 & children open presents on xmas morning

This #OTD 25 December 1968 Pat, Victor Jr., Michael, Mark and Gary were up at 5am to open presents. They received small toys and a bicycle. This photograph appeared in the white-owned Evening Star on Christmas day.

Your comments are welcome below. Did you, family members or neighbors celebrate Christmas in 1968? What was your Christmas tradition? Do you have photographs of your Christmas celebration? Do you remember Victor Dunbar and his children? Did Dunbar have a partner? Were you their neighbors in Mclean, VA? Do you recognize any of the toys? Do you recognize the bicycle brand/style? You may comment privately here.

Source: Courtesy DC Public Library Special Collections. Evening Star Photo Collection. 25 December 1968. Bernie Boston, photographer.

26 december 1968 & hu profs lois pierre-noel and peter yu, students discuss art on channel 4

26 december 1968 & hu profs lois pierre-noel and peter yu, students discuss art on channel 4

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

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