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Against the Grain

Produced by Charlene Shovic and Jenny Grubbs.

A story of a community activist that faces social alienation as he speaks out against racism and other civil ills. Watch video

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Against the Grain
A story of a community activist that faces social alienation as he speaks out against racism and other civil ills. (Video)

Hair Braiding in the Columbia Heights Community
Nubian Twists, Kinky Twists, Cornrow, Senegalese Twists, Banku Knots and the Nubian Corkscrew represent just a few of the African braid styles worn by many African American women living in Columbia Heights, Washington, D.C. (Article and Video)

Memorizing the Quran Teaches Young Muslims About More Than Words
In the Hifzh school, students of all different ages, use daily recitation to memorize the Qur’an, the holy book of Islam, from cover to cover. (Article)

Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy
This video was created by students as part of the course UNSEEN AND UNHEARD: Documentary Storytelling in the Other Washington. (Video)

A demographic shift in Prince George’s County
Residents continue to seek a balance between commuter population and those who find everything they need within the borders of a rapidly diversifying community. (Article)

The Only People in Town
[T]he film exists as a testament to the exemplary quality of the instruction, scholarship, and commitment to critical social issues present at American University. The film validates the significant educational work completed in and out of the classroom by the students and instructor. We look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with the University again. (Video)