dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
11 september 1968 & african high life store

11 september 1968 & african high life store

“Let the elegance and excitement of Africa put a little ‘highlife’ in your life!”

#OTD 11 September 1968 Howard University students were introduced to the African High Life store (3243 P Street NW) located in Georgetown. It was advertised as the “House of Authentic Fabrics, Jewelry and Clothes.”

Your comments are welcome below. Do you, family members or neighbors remember the African High Life Store? Did you shop there? Do you know who owned the store? Do you have photographs of the store? Do you have photographs of you wearing items you purchased from the store? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University. Hilltop newspaper, 20 September 1968.

12 september 1968 & #waybackwednesday turning point quintet @new thing jazz workshop

12 september 1968 & #waybackwednesday turning point quintet @new thing jazz workshop

10 september 1968 & art department @cardozo hs

10 september 1968 & art department @cardozo hs