Oral Histories from the Gold Coast

Petworth Library

Oral Histories from the Gold Coast

Thursday, May 15, 2014, 7 p.m.

Marvin T Jones, PhotographerAccording to a New York Times article, "The Shifting 'Gold Coast,'" By Neil A. Lewis. "For more than two decades, Washington's black elite lived in an enclave in the Northwest corner of the city. If one was a doctor, lawyer, senior Government official or connected to Howard University, one hoped to or was even expected to live in ''the Gold Coast.''"

Come and enjoy the documentary film produced by Marvin Jones. The film gives a historical perspective of African-American families living on the 16th Street corridor, sometimes referred to as the "Gold Coast." This film is funded in part by the Humanities Council of Washington as part of its Community Heritage grant series. Mr. Jones will be on hand to discuss the film and documentary work.