Capitol Hill History Project -- Sam and Kathryn Smith:
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- Description of Pictures: This session of the CHHP was a lively discussion by Sam and Kathy Smith, who've been activists on the Hill for years. They discussed life on the Hill from the 1960's forward. Sam was the editor of the Capital East Gazette, a founder of the DC Statehood Party, and the national Green Party. (As John Franzen, the chairman of the Ruth Ann Overbeck Capitol Hill History Project pointed out, they'd already elected a President--"W"--in their first attempt at the polls.) The introduction was by Tom Sherwood, NBC4-TV's political reporter.
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- SMITH_021112_04.JPG: John Franzen, chairman of the Ruth Ann Overbeck Capitol Hill History Project
- SMITH_021112_13.JPG: Tom Sherwood, NCB4-TV Political Reporter
- SMITH_021112_21.JPG: Kathryn Schneider Smith, executive director of the DC Heritage Tourism Coalition
- SMITH_021112_33.JPG: Sam Smith, helped found DC Statehood Party as well as the national Green Party
- SMITH_021112_63.JPG: Sam and Kathryn Smith
- Description of Subject Matter: In keeping with our goal of building a stronger, kinder, more thoughtful community, the Capitol Hill Community Foundation has established the Ruth Ann Overbeck Capitol Hill History Project in order to give our neighborhood a better knowledge of its past and a deeper understanding of the everyday lives of its citizens.
The Project collects oral histories and other relevant materials and information from longtime Capitol Hill residents and former residents, to create a permanent, accessible, ongoing record of the people and events that have shaped our community. As a first priority, the collection effort is focusing on elderly residents whose stories may soon be lost, but its ultimate goal is a many-voiced narrative from across the generations, representing all walks of life and all races and backgrounds, that will illustrate the richly inter-connected life of our neighborhood over time.
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