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  • The Capital Pool Checkers Club: Tradition, Competition & Community in Washington DC

    Ethnographic photographer Peggy Fleming spent three years photographing and interviewing the members of Washington's Capital Pool Checkers Club. Her resulting study, "Crown Me!" (2010), documents more than an interesting recreational club: it highlights a special place in the urban landscape where a group of men come together to share their personal memories, recall the history of their beloved city and create community. Fleming is ...

    • Contributor: Fleming, Peggy
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011-03-18
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    Capital Pool Checkers Club, : tradition, competition, and community in Washington, D.C. / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Peggy Fleming in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on March 18, 2011, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Presenters included Peggy Fleming, photographer, filmmaker and author; Maurice Jackson, professor of history, Georgetown University; Oliver Griffin, Frank Webber, and Tal Roberts, Capital Checker Club members. ...

    • Contributor: Fleming, Peggy
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011