Title transcribed from physical asset and recording.
The collection, Closing of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, contains video interviews with community members at the closing of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C. in 1975.
At the closing of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ruth Waters and Elsie Harrison Butler speak about several parishioners who became members of religious orders in the parish as well as social and fundraising activities at the church.
Interviews. Part of Closing of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. AV000618: interviews until 000400; Marilyn Robinson (short news report) begins at 000515, dated 19750413. AV000820: interviews begin at 003619 (preceded by Closing of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mass), undated.
Closing of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Interviews, Record Group 09-027, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
African American neighborhoods
African American churches
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