dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
9 may 1968 & pride inc reaches out to spanish-speaking teens

9 may 1968 & pride inc reaches out to spanish-speaking teens

#OTD 9 May 1968 Elias Cato wrote the above memo to Mary Treadwell, Pride Inc.'s Director of Program Development, about reaching out to young Washingtonians whose first language was Spanish.

Cato met with Artemio Martinez and recommended that Pride hire him as the liaison between the organization and Spanish-speaking individuals and institutions. Mr. Martinez' first responsibility was to quickly hire 15-20 teenagers to start working on Pride projects.

Your comments are welcome below. Did you, a family member or a neighbor know Elias Cato?  Or Artemio Martinez? Were you one of the 15-20 individuals hired by Pride? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy of Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University. Pride Inc. Records.

10 may 1968 & poor peoples campaign headquarters

10 may 1968 & poor peoples campaign headquarters

8 may 1968 & stokely carmichael & miriam makeba are newlyweds

8 may 1968 & stokely carmichael & miriam makeba are newlyweds