New Thing, Paul Hawkins Latin Sextet Jazz Workshop
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This collection of helps tell the story of the New Thing Art & Architecture Center, a vitally important institution in Washington, DC founded by Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) activist/architect/filmmaker/musician Topper Carew in 1967 in the Adams Morgan neighborhood and which existed for nearly a decade. When opened, Topper Carew and colleagues used The New Thing to save homes from destruction by urban renewal, transformed multiple abandoned row homes into community arts centers serving neighborhood youth, was home to a staff of talented artists/teachers like
Lou Stovall, Lloyd McNeill, Melvin Deal, Percy Martin, and Eric Gravatt, and hosted performers such as Shirley Horn, Donald Byrd, Roberta Flack, and Paul Hawkins.
Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution.